The Introductory session is designed to allow the new student to try our program for a month, with no strings attached. We understand that people's interests, schedules, and even jobs can change. With this in mind, the Academy of Fighting Arts does not require contracts for any of our Martial Arts classes.
For the first two weeks of the Intro session we teach the first basic set of martial art techniques in a small-group setting, away from the distractions of the larger ongoing class. Some schools will have the new student attempt to learn by joining an ongoing class. The problem with this is that the student doesn't really learn the reasons for applying the techniques in a certain way. Thus, the student merely ends up mimicking what the class is doing.
The best way to learn is in a small group (no more than 4-6 students), with the instructors' undivided attention. While this means we can't have as large a class for Intro, history has shown that the students learn much better, and faster this way. Then, when the student progresses to the ongoing class, they are more comfortable, and they do much better. Due to the limited number of students we accept each month, pre-enrollment is recommended in order to ensure your spot in the next session.
For the remaining two weeks of the Intro session the student will train with the ongoing class, to give them a chance to totally "test drive" our program. This will give them enough information and experience with us to make a decision. At the conclusion of the month, the student may choose to continue, or not. We do not use pressure sales, or contracts to “quick sell” our program. In that regard, our program is different than a lot of others available. For the long-term success of the student, it is important that you are comfortable with us, and with our program.
NOTE : Some of the basic martial arts concepts we strive to teach
are respect for others, discipline, and self-control. This class will introduce
these concepts, which will continue to be built upon over time in the ongoing classes.
We have found that once students (of any age) understand, and learn to apply these
concepts, they tend to excel in other areas such as academics, work, and other organized
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