Re: Where does the money go?
Last year my Sensei (Jason) had Morano Sensei from Mexico come teach a two day seminar here in Orlando. Jason had to pay for Morano Sensei's plane tickets, car ride to and from the airport in Mexico, hotel, meals (Sensei LOVES surf and turf, not to mention living it up at the sushi bar), and a fully stocked break room where we had the seminar. The seminar cost $50, but it was for both days which lasted from 9 am to 3 pm (2 hour lunch in between).
Hell, I couldn't go to the second day because I got thrown around so much in the first! I couldn't get out of bed!