Originally Posted by Kerehama
The cost is 6300 yen/month + a startup fee. You can get a visitor pass to check it out. It has a good selection of free weights and other extraneous equipment aside from boxing/kickboxing activities, so in comparison to the other gyms its a pretty good deal cost wise as well as for training.
as for beginners, its never been a problem. How far or serious you want to take it is up to you. Mr. Shimomura is always happy to lend his expertise. If you want to compete, the gym holds amateur tournaments 4 times a year with the other local gyms (strikers, hirodai (the college), and many others). They're pretty fun.
I could introduce you to some of the other gyms as well, if you interested.