Be On Time - It is important for students to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before each class. This allows students to be physically and mentally ready for their class. Students entering a class late not only disrupts the class, but also leaves them in a situation where they may have missed some important information given at the beginning of the class.
If more time is needed to change or gather the gear needed for the class, students and parents should adjust their arrival time accordingly. We understand that things can happen that are out of our control, but consistently arriving late points to carelessness or simply choosing that pattern.
When We Open - Typically, the building does not open until 15 minutes before the first class of the day or evening. Students and parents should be patient when that happens. Sometimes students are waiting when the instructors arrive and may have an expectation to enter the gym right away. But, the instructors usually need a few minutes to prepare the facility properly for the students.
Beverage Cooler - As a courtesy for our students we provide a beverage cooler with different choices. As much as we would like to provide these for free, there is a cost for each item in the beverage cooler. When purchasing something from the cooler, please pay at the time of removal. If someone is not at the front desk it is the responsibility of the student or parent to leave the exact change on the desk, or find an instructor to help them with the exchange. Taking items out of the cooler without paying is not acceptable and grounds for dismissal from the school.
Enrollment - Students who are not enrolled via our ‘Easy Pay’ autopayment option are responsible for keeping track of their tuition due dates and making payments on time. We do our best to provide reminders on the attendance sheets at the front desk, so checking them periodically can help. Whenever someone at the desk is checking students in, they will also provide a reminder. Please remember that students should not attend classes without an up to date enrollment. Also, missed classes cannot extend enrollment (except in serious medical situations.)
Gear - Once students or parents decide to make a commitment to training they should make sure that they have all of the equipment that they need to fully participate in their classes. For Karate this means a uniform and a set of sparring gear. For Jiu-jitsu it means a heavyweight uniform, cup, and mouthpiece. For Muay Thai it’s boxing gloves, shin-guards, cup, and mouthpiece. Sometimes parents will delay investing into the proper equipment for their kids until they show some commitment, but children can actually get discouraged and loose interest if this is delayed too long.
So, please be mindful of these aspects of training and your martial arts journey will be amazing!