I respectfully ask for your help guys and girls. As part of my research for a book I am trying to get an idea of the price of a karate class in -
a. 1970 b. 1975 c. 1980 d. 1985 e. 1990 f. 1995 g. 2000 h. 2005 i. 2010
I would appreciate you checking any records you hold or clear memories you have and letting me know. When you respond kindly remind me which country you are in as I suspect payment methods may have been different than here in the UK.
First I`ll address the exchange. Way back when, the Pound was about $3.00 Now if my memory serves me well, prices in British Columbia Canada were as follows Year H/Q My dojo 1986 $40. $15 1990 $50 $20 1995 $60 $30 2000 $70 $30 2005 $85 $40 2010 $105 $40 This is of course CDN currency & I must say that at H/Q you can train at least 5 times a week In my dojo beginners twice & advanced three times weekly. Osu Paul B
From a small clubs point of view then £3 per child and £4 per adult is around average at the moment. A lot depends on the hire rate of the hall/room. I've gone to another club and been charged £3.50 for an adult but there have been many members, another outfit wanted £5, for smaller clubs the first hurdle is to cover the costs.
My senior instructors point of view is to mainly cover costs though as its not a money making task/hobby/sport for our lot.
d. 1985 - £2.50 per class (adults were £3) e. 1990 - £5 and £6 f. 1995 - £4 (I was doing some teaching there too) g. 2000 - £6 h. 2005 - £6 i. 2010 - We charge between £6 and £8 per class, depending upon # of classes attended per week.
Very funny !!! by shear coincidence Steve , my first dojo in 1974 was at the National Dock Labour offices based near the Docks !!! lol , the NDLB Judo and Karate club , this club was where Karen Briggs world judo champ Started , i remember well watching this little 11 year old girl wiping out all before her on the mat male and female !!
Okay, here is some interesting stuff on the "cost" of Martial arts and a real head shaker!
We charge about 65 canadian for an adult to train with us on average (some clubs charge a bit more or less in our org) and we normally have between 10-20 adults in each club..with 35 bucks a month for kids and about 20-35 in each club.....
I just asked a BJJ friend of mine how much they charge ext and he said to me that adults are about 150 and kids about 90 a month. they have about 30 adults and 90 kids depending on the time of year, often he says a class is full with 30 adults but their are roughly 60 that have signed up and paid for the FULL YEAR.
WTF? I mean the economy is slow and we still see people paying that much to take a martial art that is pretty much only good on on one and or on the mats??