There was a pleasant surprise for me today as in the past I was learning some martial arts from a person who refused to take money from anyone as he was simply passionate about his art and wanted to spread it to as many people as possible. Eventually we had to semi stop as he does have a family and needs to support himself financially. Just today I got a message from him saying that he was doing it again and have been trying to contact me but lost my number at first.
During these times too I have been learning from various places and of course most people charged an arm and a leg with the structure being very commercialized it seems. That made me think though where if you are someone that wants to learn a new skill there is always alternatives from paying thousands of dollars as there are professionals who are willing to teach people out of the sheer passion for what they do. Of course, this isn’t something that unadvertised usually.
The way I found this person before was that I was specifically researching about the whole art in general and going down the list of all the students that have ever learned. Sounds like a lot of work but really it wasn’t. Sure enough, when I went down the list it showed a name of a person who happened to be here in BC now and wouldn’t you know it I then found that he owned a specific domain and as well a posting he made about teaching people. So if you really want to, that is an example of finding legitimate people who may be willing to teach you in a non commercialized type of mindset.