Shinseido Training Costs
Lesson FeesYour first Shinseido lesson is free.
After that each training session costs £5. Training sessions are 2 hours long.
Annual MembershipIf after a few sessions you choose to train regularly you will be invited to become a member of the club. Membership costs £20 each year and includes membersí insurance cover for the year. Our insurance cover is provided by Perkins Slade Insurance Brokers (please refer to the Perkins Slade website for further details on insurance cover).
Training UniformShinseido students usually wear a standard Karate uniform (known as a 'gi') for training. As students advance a fairly heavyweight gi is preferred, as these stand up better to the rigours of training.
New students, however, are not required to wear a gi until they pass their first formal examination (after 3 - 6 months of training).
If you haven't already purchased a gi by that time you will be asked to do so.
You can buy a gi through the club for £10 (although you're not obliged to do so, you are welcome to buy one elsewhere).
These are bottom of the range, lightweight uniforms, but are sufficient for the first year or two of Shinseido training.
If you already have a suitable uniform from any previous martial art training then you are welcome to wear that.
Gradings/ExaminationsShinseido students are periodically tested to assess their progress (refer to the Syllabus page for further details). On successfully completing each grade you will be presented with the relevant new belt and a certificate.
There is no charge either for the gradings themselves or for the belts and certificates.
Any Other Costs?No. We will not ask you for any fees not already mentioned above.