On June 6th 2015 John, Janie and Evan became 1st Dan Black Belts, Congratulations.
In January 2015, Mr. Zac Lauhon and Ms Danielle Howard past their 3rd Dan test. Janie S passed her Danbo test and John P, Evan M, Joey and Gail M passed their red belt test. John, Janie, and Evan are on track to take their Black Belt test in June.
It would be a great help if you send us an email 24 hrs before class if you will be missing class. That way we know when the class is present and ready to start. Thank you for your cooperation.
Recently we changed our location and I think everyone has agreed that our larger space has provided a much safer environment for our students, with plenty of space to do forms, run, play games and have room to bloom. Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.
Tuition is always due the first Saturday of every month, our school is a not for profit school. As you are aware you have never been asked for testing fees, board fees or belt payments. I do not sell merchandise, but refer you to my wholesaler to get uniforms, sparring gear and such other items below retail. Practically all tuition goes back into the school for rent to the church, insurance (we are a fully insured school), workman’s compensation coverage and the over $2000 a year it costs to go to Headquarters in Jackson MS for my training and re-certification, so that we remain affiliated with a legitimate National Governing Body. Our costs are fixed and therefore we have to charge monthly not per class. Just to break even whether all classes are taken or not we depend on a fixed monthly amount for tuition. If I cancel class I will credit it to the following month. I am happy to provide financial statements to any parent or adult student and we also take donations that are earmarked for equipment for our school.
We realize that the church door being locked is causing entrance issues and we are open to suggestions. Most of the classes I will have our two volunteer student Black Belts posted at the door, this week they both were out. When we are in the gym whenever the upstairs is needed by the church, the cell reception is bad and I sometimes do not get your call to open the door. When we are downstairs it will be posted on the door and you can ring the lower door bell or come over and knock on the window of the gym.
We encourage parents to take pictures and submit them to me by email to be published in Our Gallery. We will never state the name of the child without your consent and even when we have your permission, just first names only.