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shadowedge
11-19-2007, 01:24 AM
Hello everyone,

I was wondering, how much do you guys spend on training. Aikido after all as a Martial Art, is a non academic education that we should pay for. :cool:

Here, we usually pay $10 - $20 a month, depending on the Dojo. There's also a membership fee at the begining, then you go into the monthly.

akiy
11-19-2007, 09:20 AM
I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13274)
How much do you pay? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5985)
How much does Aikido cost? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4659)
How much does your Dojo Charge? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2603)
Average $$$ per pop (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2488)

Hope that helps,

-- Jun

Erik Jögimar
11-19-2007, 09:37 AM
I pay 700SEK (Swedish cronas)/term.

Matt Reischer
11-19-2007, 06:18 PM
I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13274)
How much do you pay? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5985)
How much does Aikido cost? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4659)
How much does your Dojo Charge? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2603)
Average $$$ per pop (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2488)

Hope that helps,

-- Jun

$500 yearly

shadowedge
11-19-2007, 07:54 PM
I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13274)
How much do you pay? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5985)
How much does Aikido cost? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4659)
How much does your Dojo Charge? (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2603)
Average $$$ per pop (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2488)

Hope that helps,

-- Jun

Whoops, I guess I should have searched first. My bad. :uch:

Thanks Jun....

I hope to find Japanese prices here. hehehe

SeiserL
11-20-2007, 07:59 AM
Whatever we pay, its still up to us to get the most out of our training.

nagoyajoe
11-21-2007, 05:39 AM
7000yen/month...and worth every yen!

Dirk Hanss
11-21-2007, 10:09 AM
Well club fee, new keikogi or hakama, bokken or jo from time to time, one or two books a year plus some dvd, some seminars, most around here, but also one or two , which require traveling, could some up to 2000 USD a year. This year probably even fairly more than this.

Regards

Dirk

Walter Martindale
11-22-2007, 03:41 AM
Fees - discounted for paying for the whole year instead of monthly: $376NZ
Had to get a new hakama - the old one got to be too small - must eat less.. :D New Jo
This year - shodan registration and test fees - $230CAN
Cheers,
WM

Erik Calderon
11-27-2007, 08:54 AM
It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan (http://www.shinkikan.com)

Will Prusner
11-27-2007, 09:41 AM
It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.[/URL]

Um... you are planning on explaining that figure, correct? How in the name of Amaterasu O Mi Kami did you spend 50 grand on training?
Did you have to have your wrists reattached or something? Did you mean "pesos" instead of "dollars"? Did you have to but a new Mercedes to transport yourself to and fro the Dojo?

I am really curious! (and envious... I think)

Fred Little
11-28-2007, 11:00 AM
It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan (http://www.shinkikan.com)

Would that fall into the category of "opportunity costs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunity_cost)?"

Best,

FL

Pierre Kewcharoen
11-29-2007, 10:24 AM
It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan (http://www.shinkikan.com)

For 50,000, you better be learning how to fly or catch bullets with your teeth.

Eric Webber
11-29-2007, 12:42 PM
I pay $60/month in dues, which comes to $720/year. However, the way my math works, I look at aikido as actually saving me money. It saves me from having to see a shrink (roughly $100 a week or every two weeks if I'm feeling good), keeps me from spending too much time and money at bars, plus rehab after that gets outta hand ($25K for the first 31 days, another 30K for extended care). Then there's the whole "keeps me off the streets and out of jail", saves a ton of money on lawyer fees and court costs, lost wages, etc. So, in all honesty, aikido is like a savings plan!

Erik Calderon
11-29-2007, 10:10 PM
Um... you are planning on explaining that figure, correct? How in the name of Amaterasu O Mi Kami did you spend 50 grand on training?
Did you have to have your wrists reattached or something? Did you mean "pesos" instead of "dollars"? Did you have to but a new Mercedes to transport yourself to and fro the Dojo?

I am really curious! (and envious... I think)

That's how much it cost me this year to keep my dojo open.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan (http://www.shinkikan.com)

Pierre Kewcharoen
11-30-2007, 08:56 AM
You never said anything about owning the dojo:hypno:

mriehle
11-30-2007, 11:07 AM
That's how much it cost me this year to keep my dojo open.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan (http://www.shinkikan.com)

Oh, well, put it like that...

I guess it only cost me $30,000 to train this year. And I didn't get much training done.

My training costs are going *way* down next year. My dojo is closing at the end of January.

Pierre Kewcharoen
12-06-2007, 12:07 PM
For 50,000, you better be learning how to fly or catch bullets with your teeth.

Better yet this http://youtube.com/watch?v=yARQO8xZsaQ