Mountain Coast Aikikai is a not-for-profit organization.  All membership fees support the existence and operation of the school and should not be regarded as payment in exchange for instruction.  None of the instructors are paid.  All instructors, including the Chief Instructor, volunteer their time.

Members pay membership fees on a month-to-month basis (or for a longer term, if you choose).  As a regular member you may train in as many classes as you wish.  Permission of the Chief instructor is required for participation in any of our Aiki-weapons classes or in the Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu program.

Mountain Coast Aikikai does not require members to sign long-term contracts.  Testing fees are nominal.

MEMBERSHIP FEES AND DUES (as of: January 2017)

+ RSR Iaijutsu
RSR Iaijutsu
I.Intro Membership
- for new members
- 2 month introduction to the foundations of training
$100 for 2 months$150 for 2 months$80 for 2 months
R.Regular Membership
- ongoing monthly membership
$95 per month$120 per month$40 per month
F.Family Membership
- ongoing monthly membership)
- for second family member living in the same household
$76 per month$96 per month$32 per month
S.Student Membership
- ongoing monthly membership
- for students enrolled in full-time post-secondary education/training
$76 per month$96 per month$32 per month
  • Please see the Fee Payment Options section below for important information about our Membership Fee Policy.


Annual fees for registration with Birankai Canada and Birankai North America are included in the Regular Membership fee for the Aikido program.


Visitor TypeDrop-in Fee
Visitor with a valid current-year membership in:
- Birankai International, Birankai Canada, Birankai North America, or
- Canadian Aikido Federation, or US Aikido Federation
$10 per class
Visitor without a valid current-year membership in:
- Birankai International, Birankai Canada, Birankai North America, or
- Canadian Aikido Federation, or US Aikido Federation
$15 per class
  • Visitors from other Aikido dojos are welcome to drop in to Mountain Coast Aikikai to train with us.
  • Please contact the dojo in advance of your visit, so that we may expect you and so that we can update you in case there any last minute changes to the training schedule.


Mountain Coast Aikikai hosts special seminars, training intensives or workshops, conducted by guest instructors or by the Chief Instructor.  Dojo members are encouraged to attend these seminars whenever possible, but participation in these events is not mandatory.   When the dojo hosts such an event, participants may be charged a fee to help cover the costs of operating and hosting the event.


NOTE: As of February 2017, the preferred method of payment for all dojo fees will be via online payment using Interac E-Transfer or PayPal .

  • Regular Membership fees may be paid by:
    • Interac E-transfer (preferred method) – (sent to the dojo email address)
    • Online payment via PayPal
    • Monthly scheduled Pre-Authorized Payments via Paypal (coming soon)
    • Post-dated personal cheque(s) (payable to Mountain Coast Aikikai)
  • All membership fees are due in advance, for the upcoming month of membership.
  • Introductory Membership fees may be paid by secure online payment using Interac E-Transfer, via Paypal, or in person by cash payment at the dojo.
  • All fees must be paid in full before participating in any class at dojo.


  • Monthly membership fees are due by the 1st of each month, for the upcoming month of membership.
  • Fees must be paid before participating in any class at the dojo.
  • Annual fees are included in monthly membership fees for regular memberships in any of the Aikido programs.
  • Mountain Coast Aikikai has a no refund policy.  Membership fees are non-refundable.
  • If it becomes necessary to be away from the dojo for any length of time and you wish to temporarily stop your membership fee obligation, please make your plans known to the Chief Instructor before your leave of absence.   A membership hiatus may only be granted if notification is received in advance of the planned leave.
  • Late Payments:  Membership fees received late (i.e. after the 1st of the month) will be assessed a late fee of $15.00 for each payment that is overdue.
  • Testing and Promotion Fees:  Test fees are nominal and vary by rank.  All testing fees must be submitted with a test application, at least one week in advance of a testing date.
  • Fees for registration of rank must be paid separately and promptly to the dojo, when a rank has been awarded.  Please contact the dojo for information on kyu and dan ranking fees.
  • Returned Payments:  A charge of $25.00 will be assessed for all dishonored, or returned cheques, or payments.