Less expensive than the competition?
Yes, you bet we are! And there are no hidden costs. It seems to be somewhat of a norm within our field for martial arts schools to be evasive on your first visit and avoid telling prospective students exactly how much it’s going to cost until after the new student has already attended a few classes. At TUCMAIRI all costs are detailed here. There are none that will come up later. Furthermore, there are a wide range of programs that you can choose from to find a payment plan that best suits your family’s particular situation.
Rates For Non-Scholarship Members
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Yes, we have membership agreements for 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Students who wish to train with no commitment may also sign up to pay by the month for a slightly higher rate. Remember our rates are often as much as 50% less than our competition, but membership agreements ARE legally binding contracts for membership, not class participation. This means that if you sign up for a 12-month membership, and then decide to go away for a month, you still must keep up with your membership. Being strict with this type of arrangement is the only way we can afford to charge as little as we do.
Voluntarily pay more per month?
Absolutely, you’re invited to! Students and families should remember that we are a nonprofit and that our listed rates are less than other area schools. Of course you should volunteer to pay more when you can! Students who believe they’re paying for a service, in this Western culture, tend to be weaker students than those who realize they’re contributing to a dojo that’s theirs. The rates listed above are not enough to pay for the lessons received, so students should not think that they’re entitled to “get” Martial Arts for what they pay. Martial Arts cannot be bought. Yes, your dues allow you to come and go from the dojo, but you can only pay for your instruction with effort, commitment, and positive attitude. Part of that commitment should be to voluntarily increase your rates to support your Institute in situations where you believe that you can. Remember that these rates are less that everyone else. Beware the school that’s evasive when defining their rate structure.
Free Parent Policy
Yes, both parents and or care givers can train for free with child enrollment in any membership agreement. However, there’s a catch designed to make sure that parents wishing to participate are serious about that choice. All “free parents” must agree to pay the 1-monthly rate for any month during the agreement period that he/she participates in less than 4 classes per month (which is an average of 1 per week). Note, therefore, that it is only free for the parent IF he/she meets this minimum attendance requirement. Please expect that some months during your membership it may not be possible for you to make this minimum requirement due to work, family life, vacation, illness, injury, etc. There are not excused absences in the free-parent minimum training requirement, and interested parties should expect that some of their months will not be free. For more information see the Free Parent Policy page.
Cancel a Membership? Memberships DO Auto-renew
No, all memberships are non-transferable and non-cancellable. However, (TUCMAIRI) will provide, upon request, 501.c.3 donation letters for any unused portion of membership for use as tax write-off. Remember that your dues help support an organization that supports kids who cannot afford to pay like you. We consider all of our students to be ongoing long-term students (even if it doesn’t always work out that way). Accordingly, all memberships automatically renew all for all members who are active (2 or more classes) in the final month of their agreement. Cancellation must be requested in writing 30 days prior to renewal if you do NOT want your membership to renew. Cancellation form available upon request (please retain copy).
Current cost is a discounted rate of $20.
All Students are asked to Attend All Promotion Tests. “Pay as You Go” students do not pay test fee if they do not attend. Test Fee charged regardless of attendance for all Membership students.
The Promotion fee is $80 and will Include a New School Shirt, Belt, Diploma
If you are on a Scholarship Program funding will support 50%
If more than 1 of your children and or family members are being promoted you will receive $20 off each member
Pleas go to to review the syllabus and practice what you need to be promoted.
Testing WEEK will be the week of the test, it is REQUIRED you attend both Pre-Testing classes and the Belt Graduation. Commitment is not just a word we say, it is a expectation we teach and require from our members and students at the United Community Martial Arts Institute of RI, Please note all test fees will be drawn on the 20th of that month.
Recommended Equipment NOT included: Shin Pads, Sparring Gloves (current cost $30), head gear for kids (current cost $40). Replacement Uniforms (current cost $20).
Will Your Rates Ever Increase?
Yes, by 5% per year. (TUCMAIRI) may adjust rates for NEW students at anytime, but your rates are locked in forever at the rate they were when you started with only that 5% increase per year. But will there be surprise, random rate changes? Never. Other schools may, but we won’t. Additional premium services for Lessons at are optional and do not reflect your current payment plan. Summer Camps, Seminars, .