Anyone who has started looking for the perfect martial arts studio can tell you, there are a lot of options available. You need to find a place that will fit not only your goals, but also your personality, your family, and your budget. To ensure your best possible experience, there are four main points to consider: the instructor, the location, your personal goals, and the cost.
Getting to Know Your Instructor
You should never sign up to join a martial arts studio without first meeting the instructor and watching a class. The interaction between the instructor and student varies widely and is paramount for success. This isn’t something you can determine from a website; there’s no substitute for observing a class in person.
Unlike many other martial arts studios, at Amerson’s Taekwondo and Fitness, you’re able to engage in a no-obligation trial on your first visit. What better way to form a bond than with firsthand experience? You can learn right away if the school is a good fit for you, and how Master Amerson trains.
Location, Location, Location
When choosing your martial arts studio, you want to find a place that is convenient. As exciting as martial arts training can be, it has to fit into your busy life. A location that sits near your home or fits your commute is essential. Our location, in the Falls River Town Center, offers a place you can travel after work without hassle that’s easily accessible from I-540. If you have a young one in class, it also provides you with time to mark off some of your errands in the surrounding shops while your child trains.
Your Personal Goals
Each individual has different goals when seeking to train in the martial arts. Whether you are interested in training for your little one, as an adult, or as a family unit, take a look at what a school has to offer. Some schools focus on children while others may be too intense for younger participants. We provide programs to fulfill the following needs:
– Our Little Dragons curriculum focuses on ages 4 to 6, helping to develop valuable motor skills and discipline in a fun and engaging environment.
– Our Family Taekwondo classes focus on training both as a family unit and with class peers, combining the perfect family activity, while continuing to engage growth and development.
– Adult Arnis focuses on real-life self-defense for older students in a less formal environment.
The Martial Arts Contract
You don’t want to get forced into unwanted long-term contracts when searching for a martial arts home, and this is one of the biggest secrets of the industry. The majority of contracts are for a year or more and cannot be cancelled. Furthermore, most schools will not discuss tuition up front or contract terms until after a trial. By that time, your excitement or your child’s excitement can lead to a regrettable decision if your desires or goals change in a few months. Always ask about enrollment terms when looking at a school.
At Amerson’s Taekwondo, we provide multiple levels of contracts ranging from 1 to 3 years of rate lock-in, meaning the rate when you started training is guaranteed, regardless of posted tuition increases on our site. Our contracts are cancellable with a few months’ notice in the event you or your child wants to pursue other goals, or your family needs a change with time. It’s a win-win, and we’re not afraid to post that information on our website.