1.7 AKR Fee Structure

Updated 6 June 2008.

Note. The below membership fees are in addition to any that may be charged by afilliated associaitons and clubs or dojos.

1.7.0 Introduction
The Membership Fees and the Grading Fees are the major source of funds for the Renmei and are set by the National Council, usually at the recommendation of the National Executive.

The Membership fees consist of a Membership Fee plus a separate Board Levy for each art practised.

Each Affiliated Body is required to send all monies collected on behalf of the AKR to the AKR Treasurer within 30 days of collecting it. Membership fees are due on the 1st July each year.

All fees paid by 31st July will gain a 10% refund or rebate to the Affiliated Body.

1.7.1 Membership Fees
Annual Membership:
· Ordinary Affiliate Member (Adult): $20 per year.
· Junior Affiliate Member (*See note): $10 per year.
· Kendo, Iaido & Jodo Board Levy: $10 per member per each art practised.

* “Junior Affiliate Member" means a financial member of an Affiliated Body who is younger than sixteen (16) years of age or whose sixteenth (16th) birthday occurs on or after the first day of the current Membership Year and for whom an Affiliated Body has paid affiliation fees to the Renmei and such fees have been received by the Renmei.

Note: A half year fee exists for members commencing training and joining their club after January each year for the first time only.

Half Annual Membership:
· Ordinary Affiliate Member (Adult): $10
· Junior Affiliate Member (*See note): $5
· Kendo, Iaido & Jodo Board Levy: $10 per member per each art practised.

Members Player Accident Insurance Cover. Introduced from 1 July 2008.
· Premium (Adult and Junior Members): $11.00 per annum, or part therof.

1.7.2 Grading Fees
Grading Examinations involve two separate fees - the Grading Application Fee and the Grading Registration Fee.

1.7.2.1 Grading Application Fee:

Senior / Junior (*See note)
Kyu Grades $10.00 / $5.00
1 Dan $25.00 / $10.00
2 Dan $30.00 / $15.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $40.00
5 Dan $45.00
6 Dan $55.00
7 Dan AKR does not examine for 7 dan

1.7.2.2 Grading Registration Fee:
This fee enables the formal Registration of the result of an Examination and is set by the AKR as follows;-
Senior / Junior (*See note)
All Kyu Grades $20.00 / $10.00
1 Dan $35.00 / $20.00
2 Dan $45.00 / $30.00
3 Dan $55.00
4 Dan $75.00
5 Dan $100.00
6 Dan $150.00
7 Dan AKR does not examine for 7 dan
* is payable immediately after successfully completing a Grading Examination and must be forwarded to
the AKR Treasurer along with the results within 30 days after the Examination.

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