Are family discounts available?
Discounts are available for all Tae Kwon Do classes. Special rates apply in Family Class (both parent and child must participate). Sibling discounts also apply. Discounts are available for anyone whose household income falls within certain income guidelines (must qualify through Columbia Association assistance program).
I have participated in martial arts at another location; will I be able to keep my belt level? How will I find the best class for my skill level?
If you have recently earned a belt in another martial art style, you will be able to keep your belt but will still need to learn our system from the beginning. In most cases the student will be eligible to test for an equivalent belt or the next ranking belt within six months or less. We have a variety of class times and levels; please contact John Bannon to find the class that best suits you!
What Columbia Association locations offer Tae Kwon Do?
Tae Kwon Do classes are currently being offered at The Columbia Gym, Columbia Athletic Club and Supreme Sports Club. Not all classes are offered at all locations.
My child is only 3 years old, is there a martial arts program he/she can participate in?
In our Tae Kwon Do program children as young as 2 years old can participate in the Tiny Dragons program. Please see Kids Class Descriptions for more information on the Tiny Dragons program and other children’s classes.
What other Martial Arts programs does The Columbia Association offer for children and adults?
The Columbia Association also offers Kung Fu and SmartCoach programs for children. Teens have the exciting opportunity of signing up for Martial Fusion. Adults have a variety of programs to choose from including: Aikido, Kendo, Judo, Woman’s Self-Defense and Combat Fitness.
Can I come in and do a free trial class with no obligation?
Absolutely! All Martial Arts programs within The Columbia Association offer a free trial class to new students.
If I sign up for a Martial Arts program do I have to pay an initiation fee or sign a long term contract?
The Columbia Association does not charge a Martial Arts program initiation fee and there are no long term contracts.
The Tae Kwon Do program offers three payment plans:
A. Month to Month with no obligation- The participant may drop out at any time but must file proper paperwork in a certain timeframe. EFT required
B. Month to Month with a one-year commitment- The participant is required to stay in the program for one full year. Discount will apply. EFT required
C. Pay for one full year upfront-Largest discount will apply
*All other Martial Arts programs must follow Columbia Association’s payment plans.
*EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer. EFT is an auto transfer that comes directly out of an individual’s checking account.