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DanDavis
2/03/2004 9:31pm,
I talked to a woman today who trains at a school in Virginia called Oriental Sports Academy. She and her two kids tested for their 1st Degree Black Belts. She paid $1380, or $460 apiece! I've never heard of such an outrageous price for a 1st Dan test. Has anyone heard of a higher price?

DanDavis
2/03/2004 9:41pm,
Originally posted by Osiris
$500

Where? Was it also TKD?

Darting Fingers
2/03/2004 9:45pm,
Thats ridiculous, at my school you do not even get charged for a new belt, as sifu believes that you earn the right to wear it and not pay to wear it. monthly fees and that is it.

snuffles
2/04/2004 1:14am,
i got a friend doing tkd, he says he has to pay $450 for just the test, then has to pay extra for the belt

Greese
2/04/2004 1:17am,
Originally posted by DanDavis
I talked to a woman today who trains at a school in Virginia called Oriental Sports Academy. She and her two kids tested for their 1st Degree Black Belts. She paid $1380, or $460 apiece! I've never heard of such an outrageous price for a 1st Dan test. Has anyone heard of a higher price?
Damn...that is some math.
$460 a piece would be $920.

The_Ghost
2/04/2004 1:17am,
450 bucks?!?!??!?!??!??! BULLSHIDO!

Lice
2/04/2004 1:22am,
Originally posted by greese1
Damn...that is some math.
$460 a piece would be $920.

460 x 3 = ?

Darting Fingers
2/04/2004 1:22am,
Ahh greese1, 3x460= 1380.
Once again thats is blatant profiteering.

Greese
2/04/2004 1:23am,
Ahh...just reread it.

The Wastrel
2/04/2004 1:24am,
And people say BJJ is expensive.

Punisher
2/04/2004 4:04am,
When I was in American Kenpo, it was recommended we go down to So-Cal to test in front of a 10th degree Grandmaster to "confirm" our rankings. The cost of the privilege was $500.

SamHarber
2/04/2004 4:05am,
Long live Aikido. First 7 kyu grades.... white belt.
Dan and above.... black belt and hakama.
Total cost of gradings and belts over lifetime..... approx 45.

Black_Rose
2/04/2004 4:11am,
nice, at my Dojo , white to black is totally free, that inculdes the belt, he actualy pays for it.

Shodan and up he wants all people to have a certificate from Japan, so it costs, dont know how much.

Prone
2/04/2004 4:14am,
Yeah, that's where the money goes then. But it's not about profit but getting to Japan then, right?

liuzg150181
2/04/2004 10:37am,
Originally posted by SamHarber
Long live Aikido. First 7 kyu grades.... white belt.
Dan and above.... black belt and hakama.
Total cost of gradings and belts over lifetime..... approx 45.
And long live CMA,no grading needed~~~!!!:D

DanDavis
2/04/2004 10:54am,
Originally posted by Darting Fingers
Thats ridiculous, at my school you do not even get charged for a new belt, as sifu believes that you earn the right to wear it and not pay to wear it. monthly fees and that is it.

I like that policy!