Re: Training fees
3 days a week I drive 25 miles to the dojo.I arrive 30-40 minutes early. Open up the dojo and do whatever cleaning needs to be taken care of. When I arrive at sufficient seniority to do so, and if asked I will teach when and if sensei requires it of me.
I would not dream of asking to not have to pay dues or to have my dues discounted for this. My teachers sacrifice a lot in time, and their own resources, in order to run this dojo so that we have a place to learn and to train. I don't think it is too much to ask that members help pay to keep the lights on.