In most clubs and organisations there are hidden fees not with DJP karate club.....
This section will explain all the costs that you may incur over a yearly period.
How all the parents have truly understood what you pay for as a martial arts student is as follows, think of the students as a car.
The car needs road tax, the car needs insurance, the car needs petrol and the car needs general up-keeping costs.
In martial arts the “road tax” is the yearly club membership, which is as low as £15 per student. This is payable after the first 3 weeks of training, and/or annually in September. This ensures the weekly fees are as low as possible. (This will be sent out during the autumn term of 2023 and will need to be paid by cash only. A charge of 2.5% will be added if paid by card.)
Which leads on to the “petrol” this is the weekly fees which we do 2 basic offers individual weeks Or termly discounts. (Please check with your club instructor)
Every car needs “Insurance” and so does every student, this ensure your grade is registered into the UKSKO and the EKF and also ensures the students are covered during training exercises and tournament throughout the year. This is a set fee for juniors of £38 a year (pre 1st kyu)
The last part of what you need to keep your car/ martial arts student running is “general up-keeping cost” this will include the karate Gi uniform & mitts and pads (for sparring) prices can change from time to time so please look at the equipment page on this site.
Every 3-6 months each student will participate in an “MOT / service” this is called a grading where they will complete specific techniques in-front of the Chief Instructor or one that Sensei Perry has appointed to conduct local club gradings for our organisation to establish whether they have learned the desired technique to pass to the next Level (Kyu grade). A grading costs £48 per student and includes the belt for if they pass.
Our cheapest way for paying for lessons is paying via the monthly fee method. This reduces the original Fee down by £2 per session, which could save you a reduced discount of £8-£10 per month when we train for 4/5 weeks. Alternatively, you can pay a weekly fee of £10 per student if you wish to pay weekly rather than Monthly. If you happen to miss lessons unfortunately these are non refundable. You would only receive a refund should the club close for unexpected closure reasons which would be completely out of our control, hence receiving the refund. If a student pays for the Monthly fee, and then a refund is requested, the deduction would take place as if the weekly fee was paid plus a 10% administration of the overall refund amount will also be deducted.
Joining Fee's and Yearly Club Memberships are non refundable as this is the only way to allow us to make sure each lesson fee is as low as possible.
If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.