Re: Paying for testing?
Hi well I'm training at the Aikikai headquarters (Hombu dojo) in Japan. I can only tell you about kyu grades cos that is all I've taken so far but basically we have a monthly membership fee which is Y10,500 / 50 pounds / $100? and you can train as much as you like on that. For kyu tests we pay Y1000 / 5 pounds / $10 to take the test and then another Y2000 / 10 pounds / $20 for the certificate if we pass. Seems ok to me but I wouldn't know how it compares to the UK since I've only tested in Hombu