Cost of Training - LKDSA Junior Practitioners (< 16 years of age) from Unwaged Families


To keep costs down for you, all the various elements of your training (membership, licence/insurance, weekly classes, gradings/examination/ assessments etc.) in the Art are combined into a single monthly 'package' fee. The fee is further discounted/subsidised from the club funds to make training more affordable for all. However, these discounted rates are subject to proof of status.


There are three package tariffs, depending on how extensively you wish to train:

  • Level 1: Standard learning (local training package) = lessons, licence/insurance, examinations, social events
  • Level 2: Enhanced learning (national training package) = all Level 1 elements + participation at approved national training events with regional masters
  • Level 3: Accelerated learning (international training package) = all Level 2 elements + participation at approved international training events with world masters


Everyone who is a member of the London Karate-do Shoto Association is automatically put on to a Level 1 tariff, by default. If they wish, they can upgrade that to a Level 2 or Level 3 tariff, but that is up to them.


Even if a practitioner is on a Level 1 tariff, they can still attend Level 2 (national) or Level 3 (international) courses/events. They simply will be asked to pay the full rate for the courses. The whole point of being on a Level 2 or Level 3 package is that you are committing to that in advance, and so the club will partly subsidise/support the cost of your training.


Everyone, regardless of which package level they are on, must adhere to the package rules. Failure to do so will result in a drop to Level 1 by default and/or loss of membership status. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PACKAGE RULES.



LKDSA CHILD PRACTITIONERS who are from unwaged families

The diagram below shows what each package costs and what elements each package covers. PLEASE NOTE: this diagram is ONLY relevant for junior practitioners (under the age of 16 years of age) who are members of LKDSA and both of their parents/legal guardians are unemployed/unwaged. If this is not the correct group for you, please click here to go back to the master flowchart and choose a more relevant group which applies to you.




































For children who wish to go onto Package Levels 2 or 3, i.e. they wish to attend national or international training courses...please bear in mind that if the course is outside London and/or it is a residential course, it is a compulsory child protection policy of the club that you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Such parents/legal guardians would normally attend these courses in a non-training capacity. To cover the cost of this, such parents have two choices:

  • They can attendance each course and pay-as-they-go, as a non-training participant (the price per course is shown in brackets below)...OR...
  • They can go onto the honorary packages show below, to keep costs down (if they intend to attend lots of courses, this may be the cheaper option).