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What is value
for your training dollar?
By Frank K. Ani, Jr.
Recently I have noticed
several advertisements justifying excessive joining and monthly
dojo fees by stating the value you are given for such
fees. What I found curious is that these values are pretty much
what you should be receiving at any decent dojo with regards to
clean mats, secured parking, black belt instructors, etc.
What I found most interesting
is that they never mention the quality of instruction you will
receive, as well as recommend that you go out and compare other
dojos and instructors/instruction in
your local area.
In Aikido and any other
martial arts the real value is in the instructor, not his/her
rank, or his/her affiliations, or even his/her lineage. If the
instructor can not properly demonstrate or articulate a
technique to you so that you can understand and eventually
utilize the technique should the time arise all the clean
mats, secured parking, and 250 years of combined
black belt instruction has absolutely no value to you what
Again I will advise you to go
to our FAQ section when you are
considering joining the WAD or any other martial arts school.