There can be a few additional fees associated with kids' martial arts lessons, such as test fees, equipment, and tournament fees. Equipment costs can vary depending on the type of martial arts you are learning but may include things like a uniform, mouthguard, and gloves. Tournament fees may also be required if your child competes in tournaments sanctioned by your martial arts organization.
At the Dragon Gym, we don't charge test fees or belt promotion fees for any of the interim belt tests or color belt tests. There is a fee when a student tests for a Black Belt Degree (Dan Testing)
When price shopping martial arts schools, there are a few things that parents should consider in addition to the cost. Here are some factors to keep in mind:
Reputation: Look for a school with a good reputation in your community. Ask other parents for recommendations or read online reviews.
Instructor qualifications: Make sure the instructors at the school have the necessary qualifications and experience to teach martial arts to children.
Class size: Consider the class size and student-to-teacher ratio. Smaller classes may provide more individual attention for your child.
Curriculum: Check out the curriculum to see if it aligns with your child's interests and goals.
Facilities: Take a tour of the facilities and make sure they are clean, safe, and well-maintained.
Schedule: Consider whether the class schedule fits with your family's schedule and other commitments.
Trial classes: Many schools offer trial classes so you can see if it's a good fit before committing to paying for regular classes.
By considering these factors in addition to price, parents can find a martial arts school that offers good value for their investment while also providing quality instruction and a positive learning environment for their child.
Choosing a martial arts program and the instructor isn’t just about location, class times, and costs. There’s a lot more to consider when thinking about which school is going to be the best fit for you and your family. And, not every martial arts school / program is a good match. Some emphasize things that might be unimportant to you. Others may or may not have instructors qualified and skilled at providing for a specific need you or a family member might require.
And, it’s not all about price or convenience. Sure, price and convenience matter. But it’s not the only thing that’s important to you. And once you’ve decided on the martial arts for your family to learn and practice, you’ll want the very best results possible for a price that’s fair.
We want you to make the most informed decision possible as you consider the Dragon Gym for your children’s martial arts programs.