How to Join
How do I join?
Beginners can start at anytime, we do not go by sessions. We will provide one on one instruction when needed. All you need to do is show up during regular practice times. You are welcome to either watch or jump right in on your first day.
What do I wear?
New members should wear comfortable athletic clothes like workout pants and a long-sleeved t-shirt. We practice in bare feet.
Do I have to sign up right away? Can I try it before I join?
You do not have to sign up right away. Please feel free to try out any of the martial arts classes two times before you commit.
Which martial art should I do?
Everyone is different. Read about Taekwondo and Kumdo to see what meets your goals. If you are age 11 or up you are welcome to join either Kumdo or Taekwondo. Students under age 11 will begin with Taekwondo.
How much does it cost?
Membership dues are $79 per month for a 12-month contract. You may also choose $89 for a 6-month contract. A one-time sign up of $100 includes a uniform, curriculum manuals, patches and belt. When you are ready to test for a new rank, there is a fee, starting at $60. Family rates for 2 children is $139 for 12 months, and $149 for 6 months. Additional family members may be added for $40 per month. Tournaments may have registration fees. “I do not want our fees to present a barrier to participation. Please contact me, Master Matthews, to talk about assistance if you need it.” ~Master Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org | 319-338-2264
How long does it take to get a black belt?
It is different for every person. Each martial art has different skills and time-in-rank requirements, in addition to participating in tournaments, demonstrations, and teaching responsibilities. On average, it is possible to achieve a black belt in about 3-4 years, if one attends class frequently and consistently.
I already have rank in martial arts from another school. What should I do?
Generally, we honor rank from other clubs. You are welcome to practice with us. Please be ready to accept and learn our forms and techniques.