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Old 07-13-2000, 10:19 AM   #15
Chuck Clark
 
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The Jiyushinkan doesn't have a mat fee. No one gets on our mat unless they're a member or a guest.

If a guest offers a mat fee, we most often decline because we enjoyed the training. However, there is a wooden box on the wall where anyone can drop a "donation, curtesy mat fee, or members' dues" in an envelope. We do not make a big deal out of it. However, it should be good manners to leave an appropriate "gift" even if told that it isn't "necessary."

I'm interested to hear about others' customs.

Chuck Clark
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