I currently have my 4 year old son enrolled in Taekwondo since September here in NY. He seems to really enjoy it and it is definitely building up his confidence, although he is still extremely shy. I find it pricey but I spoke to one other mom in a different school and I think it just might be the going rate. We pay $100 a month for classes 3x a week, belt test fees are $35, reactiving a new contract is $85 and the sparring gear is about $300. The instructor is REALLY good with the kids and my son loves going and working with him.
I was just curious as to your experiences with your child in Karate. How has it helped. What are the expenses you incur - monthly fees, belt test fees, any other fees?
Thanks a bunch! Looking forward to hearing from you.
My first son was at Karate for Kids. It's very expensive and I felt in that school they were just moving the kids up in belt because they could. I mean every kid in the class was moved up at the same time and I felt my son wasn't deserving sometimes. I wanted him to learn discipline and respect outside of home and be able to protect himself if need be. So I actually stopped taking him about two months before his contract was up. I have found another local place that's about 70-80 a month and they will not move up in belt unless they really earn it. We just can't afford it right now. Not all kids learn at the same pace. I think his test fees were about 35 as well.
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