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Old 04-08-2003, 03:21 PM   #26
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I can't say if our Sensei makes any money...
He doesn't. Actually he sometimes pays quite a bit out of pocket in order to keep it open
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If he did, I would not object
Agreed, I think it would be great if he could make enough to be a full time sensei.

Myself, I pay the same $40/month that Joseph pays. I attend two classes a week (my choice, more are available). I also teach two classes a week in the next city over, 1 hour round trip. I make zero from my teaching. If I counted the cost of gas, photocopies for students, time spent organizing stuff for class, and various supplies for the dojo I "spend" quite a bit on aikido. It's worth every cent and every minute (unless you ask my girlfriend, she's not really happy that I spent my entire tax refund on martial arts stuff, oh well she knew what she was getting into )

Bronson

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Old 04-08-2003, 06:20 PM   #27
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I pay $75 every term to be in the Advanced class. So it boils down to about 15 dollars a month ( we're sponsered by the college).

When I go to denver it'll be about $30 a month.

Small price to pay in my opinion

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Old 04-08-2003, 06:23 PM   #28
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Bronson...

What's a tax "refund"?

Joseph Huebner

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Old 04-08-2003, 11:42 PM   #29
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How much is it worth?

I train at our local Police Citizens and Youth Club, we can train twice a week for two hours at a time and although the club is very small at this stage with a maximum of five nearly regular students (but normally only two)we have the luxury of being instructed by a first dan, second dan, third dan and fourth dan, the last two being father and son, all this for a yearly fee of $30 aus. and a session cost of $2.20 aus. an absolute bargain if you ask me. In each lesson we end up with a combined experience in aikido of around one hundred years and that, is priceless.

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Old 04-09-2003, 02:54 AM   #30
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Also paying for my wife and 4 children, it comes to paying 10 per cent of my gross annual income. The local PCYC tries to charge commerical rates for training, ypu pay $6 a lesson & instructed by 1st dan. In the dojo I attend, Sensei is 6th dan, always takes the class, nealy always a 3rd dan and plenty of 2nd dans in class, with this the training is always a high standard.

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Old 04-09-2003, 04:08 AM   #31
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What's a tax "refund"?
It's something you sometimes get when you're single with no dependants and don't own anything worth more than $1500

Bronson

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Old 04-09-2003, 06:42 AM   #32
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Just as a point of reference, when we eliminated our tuition, it made absolutely no difference in the number or quality of students in the dojo.

To me, the important part was having a situation where we didn't have to worry about making rent.

The gig we have now won't last forever (no gig does), but when we do go somewhere else, we'll probably just divide the cost of operation between the members.

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Old 04-09-2003, 09:49 AM   #33
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Bronson Diffin (Bronson) wrote:
It's something you sometimes get when you're single with no dependants and don't own anything worth more than $1500
It's also one of the pros of having married a really good accountant.

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Old 04-09-2003, 10:05 AM   #34
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here in sunny singapore we pay S$ 24 annual fees plus S$ 80 per 3 months, so total over a year is S$ 344 (about US$196)that covers 1 session a week lasting 1 1/2 hours - 52 sessions for US$ 196 or US$3.80 per session

grading fees an additional S$40-S$50 (US$ 25-30) twice annually

for an extra S$300 per year (US$170) we can train 7 days a week, not everbody does that though but for those who do the typical schedule would be 4 sessions per week.

so for total of US$ 196 basic fees + US$ 60 grading fees + US$ 170 multidojo fees = US$ 426 we typically get 4 x 52 = 208 sessions at 1 1/2 hours each - works out to total of 312 hours at US$ 1.37 per hour.

and if all that's a bit much on the maths the simple answer is

US$ 426 a year, up to 7 days a week training

would it be surprising if i liked maths when i was at school ?
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