Academy of Martial Arts Policies

Policies 8/1/2021

Academy of Martial Arts subscriptions work very similarly to that of a fitness gym membership or a country club membership. Students pay a flat monthly rate. The full monthly tuition is due on the day you join each month. Subscriptions are due regardless of how many classes a student chooses or is able to attend that month. Just like a fitness gym, there are no exceptions or discounts in monthly Subscriptions for people who go on vacation, or are too busy to attend class. We have an accident or illness policy if students is unable to attend for 30 days must be accompanied by Doctors excuse to apply.

SUBSCRIPTION FEES Current Subscription Fees (Tuition) are subject to change at any time. Any time you add or subtract an additional member you are subject to the new subscription rates.

Please refer to your signed copy of the Contractual Agreement provided at enrollment for your specific program subscription, subscription rate, renewal date, and method of payment. 

Current Pricing (Specials not included)

Subscription prices are based on 1 Program or 1 Person

Additional family members or programs may be discounted.

1 Person may participate in multiple programs. Multiple program discounts may apply.

(This is an example current prices differ)

Ex 1 program = $100

2nd program or person = 25% discount

The following are general policies:

Any changes to Subscriptions (ex. adding a family member, deleting a member, adding a program or deleting a program) will default to regular subscription prices. Any special “previous promotional pricing” subscription will be lost. You will receive notice from Mr. Deaver within 72 hours that your email has been submitted.

Subscription (Tuition) Policy:

  • No refunds will be given
  • Tuition is expected on time and in full.
  • There will be no pro-rating of tuition due to missed days or holidays
  • Tuition is due regardless of attendance. See our “Freeze” policy.

Renewal Policy:

Your subscription will renew automatically unless you specify to us in writing your wish to cancel 30 days in advance of your payment date. 

Our policy is very simple: You are either a student at Academy of Martial Arts or you are not. There is no in between. There is no coming and going due to travel, vacation or being just too busy to come to practice. No exceptions. 

Returning students will not lose their earned rank, but will be required to re-establish their rank by testing for the same rank again, before being eligible to test for their next rank. For example, if a ex. (Green Belt) student temporarily stops training for a period of time, they will not lose their rank when they return, but will have to re-establish their rank by testing for Green Belt) again before they can be considered eligible for testing for Sr. Green Belt (the next rank up). This policy applies to all ranks.

Returning students will also be required to pay a  current monthly fee (which may be higher from a student’s previous monthly fee), and will forfeit their accumulated hours of training since their last rank testing. Returning students will not receive new student sign up incentives such as promotional rates or promotional items. Returning students may not test for their next rank until they have been training with the school for at least 3 consecutive months after their return.

Can I put my membership on hold or pause?

No. Our Rules/policy is very simple: You are either a student at Academy of Martial Arts or you are not. 

What if I want to take a month or two off from training?

Students may take time away from training this is why we offer Month – Month Subscriptions. However when they return higher monthly fees may apply.

I prepaid dues/subscription for several months ahead and have since decided not to continue. Can I get a refund?

No. All pre-paid dues/subscriptions are non-refundable.

Uniforms & Patches

Uniforms must be worn by all students participating in class, unless it is a student’s trial class. An Academy of Martial Arts t-shirt may be worn to class, but not to belt tests. The blue uniform may be worn to class and belt tests, but not to tournaments. Tournament uniforms may be purchased from Mr. Deaver through the pro-shop.

Flag patches are available for any student to purchase. The American flag patch will always be worn on the right arm, while the Korean flag patch will be worn on the left arm. The patches need to be affixed one inch below the seam of the arm, and centered so that a sideways view of the student would reveal the entire patch.

Upon receiving a Black Belt, students may upgrade to Black uniform. Please check with your instructor about your options for striping, etc.

Mandatory sparring equipment

We require that students obtain the following equipment:

Sparring Gear: Cloth shin/instep pads, cloth forearm pads, Gloves, Boots and or a (chest protector), mouth piece, and cup/supporter (males only).

All of your equipment purchases can be made in our pro-shop.

Schedule Changes

As our students move upward through the ranks, their classes may change. After a belt test, please refer to the Academy of Martial Arts class schedule to make sure that you or your child is attending the correct class. From time to time, classes may change to better serve the students and the school.

Make Up Class Policy

Students are given multiple training sessions per week. They are encouraged to come at their belt level times. However, we understand that missing classes is sometimes unavoidable. Therefore, we have 2 to 3 all belts classes per week. Students missing their regular class may use a make-up class to get caught up. Private Virtual Lessons (15 min.) are also available as well as 30 Minute In person Private Lessons (for a FEE). You can purchase these from Mr. Deaver

Buddy Passes

Our best advertising is word of mouth. If you love our program, please share your experience with a friend or relative. Buddy passes allow your friend to attend 1 week of Martial Arts training at no cost. As our way of saying thank you, you will receive a $50 gift card for referring a friend who becomes an Eternal Martial Arts member!

Belt Testing

The Academy of Martial Arts students must undergo a “pre-test” before being certified to promote to the next belt level. This is the purpose of the striping system in our Traditional Tae Kwon Do program.

Belt Testing Eligibility

  • Students must have earned all of their belt stripes. All traditional tae kwon do belts require: red, white, blue, green and black
  • Youth Tae Kwon do have a separate stripe system
  • All Hapkido have no striping system
  • Students must have trained for 3 months since their last belt test. Any student missing substantial training time due to illness, injury, etc., must request eligibility from the Head Instructor.
  • Patterns will be judged on the quality of these 5 areas: memorization, power, breathing, timing, & technique.
  • The instructors alone may make decisions regarding a student’s readiness to test..
  • If it has been more than 3 months since your last test, please inform your instructor during class. This information will help us target challenged students for additional training and guidance.

Belt Test Fees

NOTE: Any students joining after Oct. 1st, 2021 all testing fees except Black Belt are included in Subscriptions. Students before Oct. 1st, 2021 will pay existing testing fees through December 31st, 2021.

  • The regular price for all traditional tae Kwon do color belt testers is $10. This includes the price of the belt.
  • Ninja Trix Students fees are $40
  •       Youth Tae Kwon Do Fees are included in your subscription
  •       All Hapkido test fees are $10
  •       All Black Belt testing fees are varied depending on the art. See. Mr. Deaver for more information..

Refer to Your Schedule

With a new belt, your class time may change. Please refer to the Academy of Martial Arts class schedule to be sure you attend the proper class.

NOTE: TUITION INCREASE 1/1/22

Effective January 1st, 2022, we will have a tuition increase for existing students who started before Oct. 1st, 2021.  With the way things have been, we have not chosen to do so for well over two (2) years.  With the cost of living and inflation, we are way overdue, so please anticipate about a 10% increase as of 1/1/22. That is about a $2 increase per class or $10 – $25 more per month depending on # of programs, family members involved etc. On a positive note moving forward in 2022, we will be eliminating all testing Fees in all programs apart from our Black Belt levels. We are grateful for your continued commitment to live your best life at the Academy of Martial Arts

Testing will be Every twelve (12) weeks, we hold a test to determine who is ready to move on to the next level. Students will be tested on the curriculum for their current level and depending how they do, will be promoted to the next rank. They also need to be in a full uniform to receive their promotion which occurs one week after the test in their regularly scheduled class.

Holidays & Closures

We close our doors in order to honor the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving (and the Friday & Saturday following), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


The Academy of Martial Arts reserves the right to update and/or modify these rules and policies at any time and for any reason. Because these policies are subject to periodic changes, the policies here supersede any written policies on any new student paperwork.

Thank you for taking the time to read and understanding,

Questions: Email us @ info@ankenymartialarts.com

Master Deaver

515-314-0298

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