How much do you charge?

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  1. shane23ss

    shane23ss Blue Belt

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    I wanted to ask you school owners/instructors, how much do you charge? Do you have a contract requirement? How much a month do you charge? Do you have testing fees? If so, how much and why? Thinking of opening a school and looking for a little info. Thank you.
     
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    Well, I'm not the school owner but I'm sort of the office manager so here's the info on our school.

    Sensei charges $50/month for adults and $35 for kids under 12. There are no testing fees you just have to pay $5 for your new belt.

    There are also no contracts but the school is good enough to retain about 75% of the students who start with us for at least a year (I think that's a pretty good percentage). Most of our loss is due to children who decide they want to try another activity.
     
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    First person fifty u.s. dollars a month they can come as ofton as they like Monday - Saturday, second person in the same family forty,third person thirty five and more than three a flat 125.00 a month unlimited times of classes.
     
  4. I'm in West Los Angeles and rent for my location keeps it a challenge to offer low prices like I've seen posted here so far. Then again, with Beverly Hills and Bel Air being a short drive down the road, I suppose it's not a surprise.
    We have different programs for No Contract, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. As you'd imagine, it's much cheaper to train (on a monthly basis) for a year than with no commitment at all.

    Make sure you can cover costs before you commit to a lease, and start now to consider how you'll advertise. Also, look into NAPMA or MAIA or both for ideas, ads, etc. They're very helpful groups when you're starting out.
     
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    Our rates are complicated: Minnesota
    $49 unlimited 1 yr. contract, goes up in increments to $75/mo-3mo.contract

    $40 2x week 1 yr. contract, goes up to $55/mo-. 3 mo.

    $30. 1x week 1 yr., up to $45./mo.- 3 mo.

    Family Rates
    $60 2x week/2 members/1 yr. contract
    $80 2x/3 members/1 yr.
    $99 2x/4 members/1 yr. **

    $80.mo/unlimited/2 members/1 yr.
    $99 mo./unlimited/unlimited member-family/1 yr.

    Everything is contract except for the black belts who all work for the master instructor-actually mandatory.

    **don't understand why he has this, maybe to show its not cut in rate!

    This is our schools, not my call.. TW
     
  6. KenpoTess

    KenpoTess Sr. Grandmaster

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    We have No contracts.. It's $15.00 a week which works out to around $65.00 a month.. and when we tell new students the 15 a week.. they say.. oh that's not bad.. compared to balking at the 65 a month.

    Thats Tues- Friday classes
     
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    Thank you guys for the responses. Keep em coming. Tess, I liked that idea about $15.00 a week rather than $65.00. Do any of you guys offer private lessons? If so, how much? Thanks
     
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    masherdong 2nd Black Belt

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    It does sound better. People want to hear lower prices instead of the higher prices.
     
  9. James Kovacich

    James Kovacich Senior Master

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    I charge $65 a month and the $15 a week does sound better.
     
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    Cool I Like that.

    Previously, I was using 12 month training agreements ,Collection Company via direct debit@ $66.oo per month, whiCH was great , it elevated the hassel of collecting payments,as well as many other associated benifits from a business
    piont of veiw ,yet it distanced the relationship with both students / parents, and my self ,additionally for some reason this year I found it difficult to enroll new students with this type of payment arrangement, so in turn I now use a cash system, $33 Payable in two installments over the coures of the month. Which has lead to a closer relationships with parents , with an increase in retail sales ie, sparring grear, patches ect.and many new enrolments that have been reconmended by the student body

    So all good,
     
  11. 47MartialMan

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    $50 Us inside building...

    "0", for long time students
     
  12. BrandiJo

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    i pay 25 a month but im on the college student rate ...normaly its 30 and they do some family discounts like 30 the first person and 10 for each person extra
     
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    I pay about 10 dollars a month. And once a week the class. People who are into karate the teacher lets them come 4 times a week . So 12 classes for 10 bucks. Ha i got to all four classes. Go to diffrenet teachers you learn diffrently. My teacher really funny so that why i didn't quit in the past 5 years because i was being a lazy person. Now i am active.Ya we also have a tournament coming up and i can't wait. The promotion fee is about 30 dollars for each belt. Gi is about 56 dollars or lower depends on size.[​IMG]
     
  14. James Kovacich

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    Does inside building... mean better value?
     
  15. 47MartialMan

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    No, better value isnt always synonymous with higher price.
     
  16. bignick

    bignick Senior Master

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    I pay for 1 credit/semester for taekwondo and judo each...I think that comes to about 140 bucks for about 4 - 4 1/2 months. Jujutsu I have beent training in for over two years and have yet to pay a dime. Although I do help out my instructor during his self defense class at the university.123
     

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