Class Schedule and Fees

Schedule

Pikes Peak Aikido
3425 Van Teylingen Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Monday5:30 – 6:30 p.m.All Ranks – Beginner and Intermediate
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.Intermediate and Advanced
Wednesday5:45 – 6:45 p.m.All Ranks – Beginner and Intermediate
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.Intermediate and Advanced

Fees

Monthly fees are due the 1st of every month and may be paid by check, PayPal, or Venmo. Contact Monica Silva at SpringsISKF@gmail.com for details.

We do not have contracts and currently collect $65 per month for training.

Visiting/drop-in fees are $10.

As members of the ISKF, there are yearly dues for the organization. You can take your rank with you if you move, and it will be recognized around the world!

Please pay the yearly ISKF Dues promptly! Checks made out to ISKF $45.

Testing fee is $25 payable to ISKF of Colorado Springs.

Please Note: ISKF dues are only required if you wish to test for belts awarded by the International Shotokan Karate Federation.

Testing

Kyu (colored belt) examinations will be held every three or four months.

Testing eligibility is to be determined by the head instructor; if they believe you are ready to test for your next rank, you will be invited to take the opportunity.

  1. All students must have Sensei’s permission and invitation.
  2. Students must attend class regularly for at least three months before testing (75% of classes is a guideline).
  3. Students must know every kata up to and including their Individual Kata.
  4. Testing includes kata, basics, and sparring.
  5. Students must be up to date with ISKF annual dues to test.

Students should show growth in all three areas: basics, kata, and sparring. Sensei will make the final determination as to readiness for testing. As you get into the higher belts a greater proficiency is expected, and you may require more time between tests. Although it is common to test every three to four months when beginning, it is common to wait six months to a year between testing once reaching the brown belt level. You must train regularly for at least one year as 1st Kyu before testing for your Shodan. To test for Shodan you must know all of the brown belt katas.

Testing is not required. However, if you choose to test, you must pay yearly dues to the ISKF (our sanctioning organization) as well as testing fees listed below.

Dan (black belt) testing requires an ISKF Passport; Ikkyus (1st Level Brown Belts) will need this in order to test for Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt).

[Top photo credit: Laura Davis]