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Old 11-19-2007, 01:24 AM   #1
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Training Costs?

Hello everyone,

I was wondering, how much do you guys spend on training. Aikido after all as a Martial Art, is a non academic education that we should pay for.

Here, we usually pay $10 - $20 a month, depending on the Dojo. There's also a membership fee at the begining, then you go into the monthly.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re: Training Costs?

I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee
How much do you pay?
How much does Aikido cost?
How much does your Dojo Charge?
Average $$$ per pop

Hope that helps,

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
Erik Jögimar
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Re: Training Costs?

I pay 700SEK (Swedish cronas)/term.

Just give me your wrist!
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: Training Costs?

Quote:
Jun Akiyama wrote: View Post
I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee
How much do you pay?
How much does Aikido cost?
How much does your Dojo Charge?
Average $$$ per pop

Hope that helps,

-- Jun
$500 yearly
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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Re: Training Costs?

Quote:
Jun Akiyama wrote: View Post
I conducted the following poll twice over the years: "How much do you pay each month for your regular aikido classes (in US dollars)?"
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=286 - 8/27/2005
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=121 - 7/13/2002

Also, here are some threads on this topic:

check my dojo's monthly fee
How much do you pay?
How much does Aikido cost?
How much does your Dojo Charge?
Average $$$ per pop

Hope that helps,

-- Jun
Whoops, I guess I should have searched first. My bad.

Thanks Jun....

I hope to find Japanese prices here. hehehe
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:59 AM   #6
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Re: Training Costs?

Whatever we pay, its still up to us to get the most out of our training.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:39 AM   #7
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Re: Training Costs?

7000yen/month...and worth every yen!
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #8
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Re: Training Costs?

Well club fee, new keikogi or hakama, bokken or jo from time to time, one or two books a year plus some dvd, some seminars, most around here, but also one or two , which require traveling, could some up to 2000 USD a year. This year probably even fairly more than this.

Regards

Dirk
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:41 AM   #9
Walter Martindale
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Re: Training Costs?

Fees - discounted for paying for the whole year instead of monthly: $376NZ
Had to get a new hakama - the old one got to be too small - must eat less.. New Jo
This year - shodan registration and test fees - $230CAN
Cheers,
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:54 AM   #10
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Re: Training Costs?

It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #11
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Re: Training Costs?

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It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.[/url]
Um... you are planning on explaining that figure, correct? How in the name of Amaterasu O Mi Kami did you spend 50 grand on training?
Did you have to have your wrists reattached or something? Did you mean "pesos" instead of "dollars"? Did you have to but a new Mercedes to transport yourself to and fro the Dojo?

I am really curious! (and envious... I think)

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Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration...

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Old 11-28-2007, 11:00 AM   #12
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Re: Training Costs?

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It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
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Would that fall into the category of "opportunity costs?"

Best,

FL
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:24 AM   #13
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It cost me about $50,000.00 per year to train.

Erik Calderon
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For 50,000, you better be learning how to fly or catch bullets with your teeth.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:42 PM   #14
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Re: Training Costs?

I pay $60/month in dues, which comes to $720/year. However, the way my math works, I look at aikido as actually saving me money. It saves me from having to see a shrink (roughly $100 a week or every two weeks if I'm feeling good), keeps me from spending too much time and money at bars, plus rehab after that gets outta hand ($25K for the first 31 days, another 30K for extended care). Then there's the whole "keeps me off the streets and out of jail", saves a ton of money on lawyer fees and court costs, lost wages, etc. So, in all honesty, aikido is like a savings plan!
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:10 PM   #15
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Re: Training Costs?

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Um... you are planning on explaining that figure, correct? How in the name of Amaterasu O Mi Kami did you spend 50 grand on training?
Did you have to have your wrists reattached or something? Did you mean "pesos" instead of "dollars"? Did you have to but a new Mercedes to transport yourself to and fro the Dojo?

I am really curious! (and envious... I think)
That's how much it cost me this year to keep my dojo open.

Erik Calderon
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:56 AM   #16
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Re: Training Costs?

You never said anything about owning the dojo
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #17
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Re: Training Costs?

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That's how much it cost me this year to keep my dojo open.

Erik Calderon
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Oh, well, put it like that...

I guess it only cost me $30,000 to train this year. And I didn't get much training done.

My training costs are going *way* down next year. My dojo is closing at the end of January.

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #18
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For 50,000, you better be learning how to fly or catch bullets with your teeth.
Better yet this http://youtube.com/watch?v=yARQO8xZsaQ
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