Frequently Asked questions

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Summer TERM 2021 Updates

We are happy to announce we are now conducting in-person lessons once again.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the age of our students indoor restrictions are still in place.  

COVID Safe Studio Policies:

Enrolled students and parents should refer to the current Student & Parent Handbook for a full list of studio policies.

  • Everyone entering the building must wear a mask at all times. 

  • GTKFA will screen all students and staff for COVID-like symptoms on a daily basis before entering the building. 

  • Students/staff with symptoms, close contact, or known exposure to a positive COVID-19 case must stay home and notify GTKFA. 

  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet from others. 

  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.

  • Food is not permitted in the studio. 

  • Parents/family are once again permitted to observe classes from the waiting areas.

General Questions

What programs are you currently offering?

For a list of all current classes please see our courses page.

How long is each lesson?

Lessons vary between 50-60 minutes. Please see specific course listings and schedules for exact class length.

Do you offer a free trial class?
 

Every course is available to try for free the first time.

What age does my child need to be to take lessons?

We offer courses for various age groups ranging from 5 years old and up. For specific class requirements please see the class listing.

Where are the lessons held?

Martial arts lessons are held in our studio, online, and outdoors (weather permitting). All other courses; such as Math and coding are held 100% online.

 

Will I need to purchase any uniforms or additional materials?

Martial arts students will need to purchase a pair of mat shoes, training pants, and various weapons as they advance in their training. For all other courses, no additional materials are required to be purchased.

 

Can I watch my child take his/her lesson?

Yes, you may observe all lessons. However, due to current Covid-19 restrictions parents must wear a mask while in the studio.

 

What if my child misses a class?

Please notify us ahead of time if you plan to miss any lesson(s). For martial arts students make up lessons are offered twice a month by appointment. Check with the instructor for availability. For all other online courses, a recording of the lesson will be available upon request. 

 

Can I enroll in a class that has already started?

Yes, for most courses. For some courses such as Intermediate Scratch and Python, it would not be recommended unless the student has prior experience. 

 

What course should I start with?

The beginner level course is the recommended course to start with. If you have prior experience you will need to speak with the course instructor for advanced placement.

 

How much does an Extended Learning course cost?

All courses are $15 per lesson. All courses are billed monthly with 8 lessons per billing cycle.

 

How much does a martial arts course cost?

All courses are $15 per lesson. All courses are billed monthly with 8 lessons per billing cycle.

 

How are the tuitions calculated?

Tuition is calculated based on a 4 week per month system. We do prorate for 3 weeks or charge more for 5 weeks of classes depending on the month of the year or the holidays.

Discount pricing for 6 classes or more per month. Below are the classes packages we currently offer (martial arts lessons only). 

  • 4 classes – $80
  • 6 classes – $100
  • 8 classes – $120
  • 8 classes or more  – $15 each

 

All classes have a recurring monthly tuition. They will be continuously enrolled in that class and incur monthly tuition charges on their account until a “drop notice” to us has been submitted. Tuition is due prior to the first class of each billing cycle. 

 

When are tuitions due? Are there any late fees?

Registration and tuition fees are due on or before the first lesson. Monthly tuition is due on or before the 1st lesson of each month. Late payments will incur a 10% service fee.

 

What equipment or technology do I need to begin?

No equipment is needed to begin a martial arts class. A desktop computer or laptop with a camera and microphone is required for all online classes.

Is there a sibling discount? 

Yes, there is a 10% discount for siblings.

 

Is there a registration fee, and how much?

Yes, there is an annual registration fee of $35 for all martial arts and dance students. There is a one-time registration fee of $35 for all other students.

 

How much notice do I need to give before my student quits lessons?

30 days written notice. Refunds will not be issued without 30 days prior notice. Uniforms (including belts), Weapons, and Registration fees are non-refundable.

 

What should my student wear for a martial art class?

The school issued shirt, training pants and mat shoes are the required uniform for all lessons in the studio. Mat shoes are not required for outdoor lessons. For students trying the free lesson, any comfortable loose-fitting clothing with tennis shoes is recommended.