You are strongly encouraged to watch a class first and ask questions. Accepted new students will pay an upfront non-refundable $160 joining fee. The joining fee will include the first two calendar months of classes. If a student wishes to continue training after the initial two months probationary membership period, they will agree to pay the $59 monthly member dues via Paypal subscription using the subscribe button below. They are also expected to promptly join the school’s parent organization, see North American San Shin Kai.
Monthly membership dues are primarily for the school’s operating expenses. They help keep the dojo doors open. They are not a payment for instruction. Dues are non-refundable for that reason.
The teacher reserves the right to refuse to accept an applicant as a student at any time. Arrangements for payment other than Paypal subscription are solely at the teacher’s discretion.
Private lessons scheduled outside of the regular class times are possible at a rate of $100 per lesson (any required space rental for a lesson is not included). The minimum length of a private lesson is 60 minutes, the maximum length is 90 minutes. Non-refundable if canceled less than 24 hours before the lesson.
*Note: Non-payment of monthly membership fee places the 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). The Houston San Shin Kai Member dues do not include special events such as any Saturday seminars.