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    How much do you pay for your FMA classes?

    Some questions to the FMA guys here..


    How much do you pay for your classes?

    Do you pay on a monthly, weekly or per session?

    Did you sign a contract or its informal and you just show up?

    How many active members are there in you club? How many are actual attending per class?

    What's the student to teacher ratio?

    How long is a typical class?

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    $85 bucks a month, it's a paypal subscription you can cancel at any time. It's an extra $10 a month to get the empty-hand class once a week. The normal class is 3 nights a week, and we're about to add a Fundamentals class.

    Leslie is the main instructor, and we'll typically have an assistant instructor there as well. Class turnout is between 14-21 people per class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper View Post
    Some questions to the FMA guys here..
    How much do you pay for your classes?

    I charge $60 a month (although we give beginners an introductory rate of $120 for their first 3 months)

    Do you pay on a monthly, weekly or per session?

    Normally on a monthly schedule.

    Did you sign a contract or its informal and you just show up?

    No contracts - people show up when they want to.

    How many active members are there in you club? How many are actual attending per class?

    I think I have about 8-10 students on paper, and it'd be unusual to have more than 4-5 show for a class.

    What's the student to teacher ratio?

    With the small classes noted above, usually 1:4, but for some classes there might be multiple instructors training. A 1:1 ratio isn't unusual.

    How long is a typical class?

    1.5 hours for beginners, 2 hours otherwise.

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    As an instructor, I don't pay anything. We just dropped our club dues from $50 to $30 a month due finding a cheaper space. We're a non-profit club, and train 2x a week. No contract. We usually have about 3-6 guys in a class, 1 or two instructors. Class is 2-3 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper View Post
    Some questions to the FMA guys here..


    How much do you pay for your classes?
    Varies, depending where we are training. During the summer we train outside and it is free to anyone who wants to come. During the winter we rent out some place, if we can't find a free place to train, and we split up the rent evenly.

    Do you pay on a monthly, weekly or per session?
    Monthly.

    Did you sign a contract or its informal and you just show up?
    No contract, just an injury waiver.[/quote]

    How many active members are there in you club? How many are actual attending per class?
    6-8 people that can be counted on to show up to pretty much every class. Another 6 or so that show up less constantly

    What's the student to teacher ratio?
    2 certified instructors, so on average 1 instructor for every 3-4 students.

    How long is a typical class?
    1.5 to 2 hours

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    Does Guro Rommel even charge you guys?

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    Arnisador.

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    Did you just write a random word, or are we supposed to get a thought from that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfcritical View Post
    Did you just write a random word, or are we supposed to get a thought from that?
    Obviously you have no appreciation for the power and beauty of one-word poems. :pancakebu

    However, howzabout we use this opportunity as a jumping off point for more discussion:

    For your FMA classes, are they part of a curriculum of several styles? Do you have your own dedicated training space, or is it rented from another martial-arts school?

    (answers for me are 1) no, and 2) my own space)

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    We have our own space, and it's pretty much straight pekiti-tirsia. Mande muda classes are also available, but seperate instruction.

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