Thread: Cheap Aikido
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:37 AM   #1
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Cheap Aikido

Some people consider cheap, as in inexpensive, aikido to be good since it brings in people who might otherwise not have the money for it.

But, do you think aikido, overall, has a feeling of it being TOO cheap?

If you take a look in other fields, people with comparable experience like 40 years receive a much larger compensation. Noted professors giving a one hour lecture receives how many tens of thousands of dollars? I'm sure people have also seen taiji seminars running hundreds of dollars for a weekend.

Why does aikido have this cheap feeling to it? Why does it seem like the aikido cmuunity has this general feeling that it's wrong for aikido teachers to charge enough to make a living off or even a profit from teaching the art?
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