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Old 06-17-2005, 08:09 AM   #16
PeterR
 
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Re: Paying for testing?

Hi Mark;

My students pay no asscociation fees but they do pay grading fees. That is how I support Honbu and oh all those yudansha that take ukemi for the kyu grades get an honorarium as do the examiners.

I totally agree with Ian - I see no reason to justify the fees charged or instructors making a bit of money. I am sure I would do what I do for free but that bit of beer money is a nice touch.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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