| Getting Started:
Some people like to watch a class before joining, others like to try one. Kids and adults are welcome to try a FREE class to see if they will like it or not. We do not have “special” introductory classes that included uniforms or special programs or packages.We are the United States Training Headquarters and our duty is to provide training opportunities for anyone interested, not to make a profit.The BEST way to reach us is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can be reached by telephone only after 5:30 Monday through Friday as our instructor is a school teacher and we do not operate classes during the day. (220-2676) If you give us a call we can tell you what’s going on so you can view or participate in the classes that interest you.
Registration for all new members is held during the first week of the month
FREE Introductory Class Shorin-Ryu Karate of Williamsburg offers a FREE Introductory class to individuals interested in learning martial arts. You may come to any of our beginning classes for kids or adults to give it a try!
Monthly Tuition Tuition is due by the tenth day of each month. There is a $10.00 charge for late payments. Tuition is required regardless of attendance in order to maintain membership. There is a $25.00 charge for all checks returned by the bank. Members using Auto Pay (electronic draft payments) receive discounted tuition.
Required for Class:
1)Uniform($30) are purchased in our proshop at registration.
2)Annual Membership-An annual membership fee is due upon registration and is collected each January. If attendance lapse for 60 days, the annual membership fee must be paid in order to re-enroll, even if re-enrollment occurs within the same year. The annual membership fee is $25 per student.
Everyone would like to know the bottom line about costs. None of our instructors depend on teaching karate as their livlihood so we try to to keep costs at a minimum. With the student in mind, we stagger equipment/uniform requirements over time. The following are costs that are for students only if they have successfully reached certain ranks:
Sparring equipment-Required only when promoted to Yellow belt/white stripe. The price of sparring safety equipment varies. Our dojo volunteers will help you find the most economical equipment that still offers the best possible safety. This safety equipment is mandatory.
International patch and dojo patch- Required only when promoted to Yellow belt. The international patch is $15 and the dojo patch is $18.
Testing-This is only on a case by case basis and students are nominated for testing only when they have demonstrated a high proficiency of the requirements for the next rank. This has nothing to do with how many classes they have attended or how long they have been their current rank. Rank in our dojo is earned and not paid for. The average testing fee for most ranks is around $35.
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At our karate school, we keep it simple. Our personalized instruction, excellent facility, authentic martial arts and noncompetitive atmosphere make us confident in what we have to offer you. We feel that the best way to serve you is by letting you see whatever you want so that you can make an informed decision. No pressure, just straightforward answers.