The Basics on Getting Started at Our School: A Guide for Prospective New Students and Families
We keep this as simple – and as transparent – for you as possible. For most of us, life is complicated enough already without getting tied into knots over how your karate lessons work. The following points should cover the ground in this area pretty thoroughly.
1) How Do I Get Started?
Try our 3 Lesson Introductory Course. This is the best way for you to get acquainted with our school, find out what goes on during lessons, and see if we will be a good fit for you and your family. This will also give you the chance to meet some of our instructors, and some of your fellow students. I strongly recommend this course as your first step for anyone who is interested in studying the martial arts with us. Please follow this link for complete information, including how to register: 3 Lesson Introductory Course.
2) What Do I Wear?
You won’t need any kind of special martial arts uniform for your 3 Lesson Introductory Course. Just wear something you can move around comfortably in – a t-shirt and shorts or sweats will be just fine. After that, should you decide to enroll as an ongoing student with us, we will provide you with your first uniform at no charge.
3) When Are My Lessons?
For all of our new students, we have lessons available 6 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays, on a flexible schedule, designed to meet the needs of working parents and families. Please follow this link to find complete schedules, and attendance guidelines, for all our new students: New Students Lesson Schedules.
4) What Equipment Do I Need To Buy?
That’s easy – None. For our new students, we have all the special training equipment you will need for your lessons on hand for you here at our school. You’re not going to be asked to buy a big package of special gear to get started.
5) How Do I Enroll As An Ongoing Student?
Once you’ve completed your 3 Lesson Introductory Course, we’ll sit down together and talk about your experiences in class. We’ll discuss any questions you may have, and whether we’re going to be a good fit for you going forward. At that point, if you’re ready to enroll as an ongoing student with us, it will take us just a few minutes to read over and complete your enrollment paperwork together. There is no extra “Enrollment Fee”.
6) What Fees Will I Pay?
We keep this as simple and straightforward for you as possible. Once you’ve enrolled as an ongoing student with us, you’ll make a tuition payment once a month. Your tuition payment will cover all foreseeable expenses associated with your regular lessons. You won’t be having to pay endless “add-on” fees for your instruction.
Broadway Family Karate All Inclusive Pricing includes:
$95/month (Tigers) – $115/month (Fundamentals Courses — Juniors, Pre-Teens, Teens & Adults)
- 6 days per week of instruction
- Special training events
- First uniform
- Promotion/rank exam
- Graduation Ceremony
- New rank belt
- Social Events (i.e., movie nights)
- Family events (i.e., Halloween safety)
- Orientation meeting
- Special weekly coaching lessons for students who need a little extra help in practicing and mastering a skill or who would like to polish and improve skills they already know.
- Special weekly “Make Up” lessons when you miss one of your regular lessons.
- Weekly character education lessons on topics such as courtesy, humility, and respect, including special written materials for you to use at home.
7) Am I Going To Have To Sign A Long-Term Contract?
That’s easily answered — No. We use a simple, flexible “Open Membership” that goes forward on a monthly basis. You’re able to “freeze” your payments at need (if you’re going to be out of town for several weeks over the summer, for example). Your “Open Membership” can also be cancelled at your discretion with a simple 30 day written notice to us.
8) How Much Is Tuition?
Please contact our school directly by phone or e-mail for our most current tuition rates – including our special “Family Rate” for 3 or more family members. We’re happy to share these with you directly, and to answer any questions that you may have about them.
Please click one of the links below to see the current schedule for your program:
Tigers Lesson Schedule (ages 4-5)
Junior Fundamentals Lesson Schedule (ages 6-8)
Pre-Teen Fundamentals Lesson Schedule (ages 9-12)
Teen & Adult Fundamentals Lesson Schedule (ages 13+)