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Old 06-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #32
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Location: Kawasaki, Kanagawa
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Re: Four Generations of the Ueshiba Family

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
No, I meant that they let anybody pay the fee and go on in, membership in the worldwide organization or not.

I've never had a problem just walking in and paying the daily training fee, even when I wasn't with the Aikikai.

The only people I've heard about that had a problem had to pay the membership fee (about $100, far less than testing) and then they went up without a problem - without having to come from an affiliated organization.

Anyway, I don't see that as a major draw, especially considering what the training at hombu is like.


Maybe not everybody is so cool that they can just walk into Hombu and train without a membership and then be like "this place is so dead."
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