Again its back to school time of the year. This is when parents plan activities and sports for their children. I've already seen a peeked interest in membership and inquirys.
In most any town on Long Island there are a few martial arts schools. In fact we have nearly 400 martial arts schools on Long Island. From karate to jiujitsu to many other martial arts we have a school you can study and train. Here is where you must start making an decision on how to make an evaluation. "What school is best for myself or my child".
The price (cost) of lessons is certainly one criteria that should be considered. Does a school offer Family Discounts? Ask direct questions about how much will it cost monthly or after any trial program. Contracts- Does the school require a long term contract? At my school we have no contracts and offer a monthly payment plan. Young students may change their mind after getting a taste of the hard work and commitment required.
Another criteria is how far away a school is and if the class schedule meets your needs. Although I have students that travel a good distance to take lessons. Most of our students are from neighboring towns.
Always ask for a FREE no Obligation trial Class. Most schools will be happy to accomodate your request. Again you may have 2 or more schools in your town. I suggest you take a few trial classes and compare.
My most important criteria when choosing a school is who will be the instructor.This person (sensei) will have an enourmous impact on the martial arts student. In our school we train our Instructors in Interpersonal Communication skills as well as Martial Arts.
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