AKF Martial Arts Academy - New Richmond, WI
Located right on main street so it's easily accessible, NR AKF is a smaller school with about 120-150 students. They offer classes Monday-Thursday and Saturday. The head instructor is a 5th degree, but he is usually nowhere to be found, except on Tuesdays. The other instructors are 1st or 2nd degrees, some teach excellently, and some not so much, but they are all very nice people.
There are separate classes for beginners, advanced, black belts, and kids, but if they notice you're above average skill level they will let you come to higher level classes. They teach Kyuki-do, which is supposed to be a mixture of Taekwondo, Hakpi-do, and Judo, but it is mostly TKD, with a few hold downs and escapes from various chokes and arm grabs thrown in. The floor is a very squishy Judo mat up on foam blocks to make falls softer.
Enrollment is divided between "basic" and "leadership". Basic enrollment gets you to yellow belt and is a bit cheaper, and leadership brings you to black belt. There are 12 belts before black belt, and the promotion fees are $50 for yellow stripe, yellow belt, and green stripe. Then, for green belt, blue stripe, and blue belt they bump it up to $60. Brown stripe, brown belt, and red stripe are $70, and red belt and black stripe are $80. Then, for the black belt test, there are 3 installments of $125 to get your promotion, adding up to a staggering amount of $1075 for your black belt, not counting the 3 years of tuition it will take you to get the experience needed.
Overall, the instructors are nice, after a few months you will know enough to defend yourself a little bit, and most of the students, even the younger ones, are very helpful, but there is a hefty price tag on learning here.