You are strongly encouraged to visit and watch a class first and ask questions.
New students will fill out a waiver and pay an upfront non-refundable $160 joining fee. The joining fee will include the first two full calendar months of classes and this will be considered a probationary membership period. One time payments are possible by Zelle®, Venmo, F&F Paypal, check, or cash.
If the student wishes to continue training beyond the probationary membership period and the teacher agrees to accept the student, then the student will pay the $67 monthly member dues via Paypal subscription using the subscribe button below. Arrangements for payment other than Paypal subscription such as Zelle® or Venmo are solely at the teacher’s discretion. Within the first year of training the student is expected to join the school’s parent organization, see North American San Shin Kai. NASSK membership is required before attending any official NASSK camp.
Monthly membership dues are primarily for the school’s operating expenses. They help keep the dojo doors open, the lights on, and the school website and other online visibility humming as well as online services like video instruction creation for practice outside of class times. They are not a direct payment for instruction. Dues are non-refundable for that reason.
The teacher reserves the option to not accept an applicant as a student at any time.
In-Person 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 length of a private lesson is 60-90 minutes. Virtual private lessons by video conferencing either by Zoom or Google Duo are possible at a rate of $60 per hour paid in advance. All private lessons are non-refundable if the student cancels less than 24 hours before the lesson. If space rental is already paid, that will be the responsibility of the student even if student cancels less than 24 hours.
*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.