Re: Garage Dojo
We are a small Aiki study group that trains in a garage as well. However, as a private club, we do not pay anything for training other than the annual membership to the DaitoRyu Aikijujutsu Roppokai organization and the occasional seminar costs to host our Roppokai sensei.
Since we are private, we do not advertise and rely mostly on word of mouth referrals from club members as well as having our group listed on aikido journal site and here at AikiWeb. Also, I recommend that you have all members sign a liability release statement to legally protect you from your martial activities, etc.