Re: 1st Dan Testing Fees?
Every organization is going to determine what the testing fee should be. There are however contributing factors that may change the cost of the test. If your dan testing is recognized by Honbu then the base cost of your test will be determined by the strength of your currency against the yen. From there it depends on whether or not your organization wants to charge additional fees. For those organizations that do not have a test fee, whether they are recognized by honbu or not are just structured differently. My friend has a dojo, and rather than charge students annual dues for the organization they simply pay them for the student. The student pays dues throughout the year and that is just how they decide to budget their expenses.