May I try Aikido without paying the course fees?
In case you are interested in training Aikido but are not sure if this is the correct thing for you, you may train a few times for free. And in case you do wish to continue, then you’ll just enrol a suitable course for you and pay the fee.
How much does the training gear cost?
During the basic training, you may use loose clothes of your choice. In other practices, you’ll need the geiko-ki, a training gear of white trousers and a jacket. It will cost around 50-100€, when new. It is advisable to get a training gear when you are attending you’re the 6th kuy exam or before you attend your first general training. Please note, that you may use also a gear that is used during a Judo or Karate training.
The easiest way to purchase a training gear is through the net. Here you have some links to suitable sites (1, 2, 3).
While registering, I was asked for some personal information. What is it used for?
The personal information entered will be saved automatically to the Awase association member registry. This registry contains personal information such as name, age, gender, contact info. And in case you are a minor, less than 18 years old, the contact information of the guardian.
The personal information saved is used only send training fee bills and club membership news. Receiving the club news is voluntary and you may decline them at any time. The membership registry is visible only to the club officials. The personal information saved is never used for direct advertising/marketing activities or sales. The information is not given or sold to third parties.
Aikido wasn’t for me – how do I quit?
Sorry to hear. You don’t need to anything special to quit. You may tell your teacher that you will quit as then he/she will not wonder where you have disappeared. But this isn’t mandatory by all means, you may just stop attending the training.
But we would be most grateful for any feedback you may have to regard the training or ways to improve the club. In case you wish, you may give the feedback also anonymously.