As a non-profit organization operating as a community league program, our fees are very reasonable and were established to ensure that everyone can afford a quality training experience.
Individual Monthly Rate: $30
Monthly Family Rates: (persons residing in same household)
Two people: $55
Three people: $75
Four people: $100
Fees are paid triannually (Sept- Dec, Jan- April, May- Aug); other options are possible, with prior permission. Fees cover both karate and kobudo training (as applicable).
All students must hold a valid community league membership ($25/ family annually) and a society membership ($20/ person annually).
Grading, uniforms and equipment
Uniforms may be purchased through the instructor. If you are purchasing a uniform from outside the dojo, please ensure that it is a pure white gi (with no patches or logos) and in good condition.
Uniforms can be purchased at the dojo's wholesale price, plus shipping and handling and GST. The dojo's supplier is Mikado Martial Arts in Vancouver. All uniforms except medium and heavyweight come with a white belt. Uniforms vary in price depending on on size, quality and manufacturer.
The Ryusyokai patch, required for dojo members of all ranks, should also be purchased at time of ordering a uniform. It is available for purchase at a cost of is $15.
For kobudoka, a separate uwagi and obi (jacket and belt) are required. the cresting for the uwagi is done locally. Cost varies depending on the number of uniforms being embroidered.
For youth, there are two varieties of of uniform: poly-cotton (good as a starter uniform) and standard 8.5 oz 100% cotton keikogi. Cost for youth uniforms start at $32 for the poly/cotton blend and $50 for the cotton.
Adult uniforms are 100% cotton, in light medium and heavyweight. Cost for adult uniforms start around $55 for light weight, $68 for medium and $91 for heavyweight. Female members of the dojo are asked to wear a plain white t-shirt under the gi.
Belts and grading fees
Belts and certificates are provided as part of the grading fees. Fees are fixes price and cover cost of supplies and resource equipment. Wherein students are not receiving a belt as part of the grading process, there is a $5 deduction from the fees.
For black belts, the first grading pays for the cost of the certificate and an embroidered black belt (gradings in the dojo only). If grading on Okinawa, the cost for grading covers the instructor's time and the certificate only.
If students are not successful in an initial grading, the grading fees for the second test are waived.
Mudansha fees $20/ grading
Hombu dojo Costs established by hombu dojo (on Okinawa).
Kobudo gradings are conducted by senior members of the Tesshinkan kyokai; Tesshinkan requirements and grading fees apply.
Kobudo dogu are not required unless the student is studying kobudo. There are a limited number of spare dogu of different types available in the dojo. Weapons are purchased within Canada and on Okinawa.