What billing practices should I look for?

What you can afford or how much you can contribute is truly up to you and your financial situation.

Month-to-month payments or recurring billing that places you in charge of payment cancellation without penalty is always recommended.

Generally, studios or schools that require annual (or longer) contracts for payment or do not publish their prices up-front should be avoided.  Be wary of enrollment fees or other hidden costs such as required uniform purchases or other equipment you are required to purchase from the martial arts studio itself.  The martial arts “product” is time on the mat training in your art with your instructor and peers; nothing else.

I hope this can be useful for you. As always, contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to connect you to answers!