You are strongly encouraged to come watch a class first and ask questions. Accepted new students will pay an upfront non-refundable $150 joining fee. This includes the first two months of classes. If a student wishes to continue training after the initial 60 day probationary membership period, they agree to pay the monthly member dues via Paypal subscription. The subscribe button is below. They are also expected to promptly join the school’s parent organization, North American San Shin Kai.
Monthly membership dues are for the school’s operating expenses. They help keep the dojo doors open. They are not a payment for instruction. Dues are non refundable.
The teacher reserves the right to refuse to accept an applicant as a student at any time. The optional annual discounted subscription is not refundable except under unusual circumstances at the discretion of the teacher.* Arrangements for payment other than Paypal subscription under special circumstances only and is solely at the teacher’s discretion to accept.
Private lessons scheduled outside of the regular class times are possible at a rate of $95/hr (any required space rental for lesson is not included in this rate). Minimum length of private lesson is 60 minutes. Non-refundable if canceled less than 24 hours before lesson.
*Note: Non-payment of monthly membership fee places member in non-active status and they are not allowed to attend classes without first talking to the teacher in order to be considered for readmission as an active member. In addition, all students are expected to be members in good standing with the North American San Shin Kai (pay annual member dues by January, attend NASSK sanctioned seminars of at least 1/yr). Houston Dojo Member dues do not include special events such as Saturday seminars though discounts may be offered for active members.