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Old 03-25-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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how much do you pay for KM at your school and what do you get for that in regards to number of classes,etc,etc. You dont have to name your school.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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that is a great question, I hope people will reply to this. I will be starting at OSMA in a week at if I get into a 2 year contract (which I wont be doing) it is $99.00 for one discipline. If I understood the terms correctly I can take 3 Krav classes per week for that price. On a month to month basis i think the price is closer to $130.00
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:05 AM   #3
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This has been covered here before, so keep a few things in mind:

-market area
-demographics
-cost of living
-facility/location
-instructors
-schedule
-terms
-other offerings

Inevitably, people who are quite happy with their schools and training end up questioning it after a thread like this. Just remember, there are many things to consider and not all schools, markets, or instructors are created equally, and things like price are relative.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:11 AM   #4
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All valid points Ryan. I do believe that the other side to that coin is that although Price may be relative, it is also finite. Also, even though market areas, demographics, cost of living etc. may be very different, they may also be very similar. Consumers have the right to be as educated as they want to be before making a purchase (especially one that usually involves a contract), therefore I think that this is an appropriate place for a discussion such as this. I typed "price" in the search menu but couldnt find a single thread about membership costs. I am not doubting that they are out there but if someone could help me find them I would love to read them.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:00 AM   #5
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I don't know where the threads are, but there are several. Also, I never said it was inappropriate or that no one had the right to be educated, but part of that education is taking these factors into account.

I travel all over the country training and teaching, and even in areas that seem very similar, the demographics and/or commercial makeup is often very different. I can go 45 minutes away from my school in Gastonia and find schools half the size, with a third of the schedule and a very limited instructor core, charging 1.5 times per month (or more) than I charge...and doing quite well.

Try searching "fees" and/or "rates".

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:09 AM   #6
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I re-read my message and it sounds like I am trying to come off as combative or argumentative and honestly that is not my intention. You have been involved in Krav and self defense instruction for considerably longer than I have so I dont want it to sound like I dont respect where you are coming from. My only point is that although Krav is a way of life, self-defense instruction is still a business, and businesses have to make money. As consumers it is our responsibility to look for the best deal (including who is instructing the courses) possible to ensure that we maximize our $'s worth. I have tremendous respect for everyone involved in Krav and I am looking forward to being part of the community. I apologize if my comments sounded standoff-ish or weren't helpful.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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I didn't take it that way at all. I've just seen how these discussions can go.

For what it's worth, I worked with some One Spirit instructor candidates at a course I co-taught in MD, and I was impressed with them.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:25 AM   #8
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that is worth an awful lot actually. I have another open thread right now asking if anyone has any experience with OSMA. I was hoping to find out what a typical class would be like there but either way I will be finding out next week.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #9
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Try seaching just for 'membership'. I found several threads using that. I'd paste them in for you, but my connection is rather sucky at the moment. Fees works too
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:22 AM   #10
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I signed a 3 year contract with my studio, with the proviso of being able to shift my classes to other disciplines when I hit the wall for the level they offer in Krav. It was 75 per month. I added a Combative Tactics class for half that price again, 35 per month, and plan to add another class, Aikido, for half again that price, around 20 per month. So for around 135 per month, I'll get 3 different disciplines, 3 days a week, an hour or more per class. That's a hell of a deal in my book.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:51 PM   #11
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Also involved in the pricing issue is the date you joined. In my case, I joined four years ago on an annual contract basis, and the fee is frozen. I don't know what the current fee is, but I'll wager it is significantly more than I pay. For this reason, I steer away from "telling" what I pay, because it is not really relevant. In San Antonio the fee normally includes as many KM self-defense, and KM fitness classes as the body will bear.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:16 PM   #12
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If i break it down by how much per hour, I think I'm getting a steal. My instructor is willing to stay late and has even come in on days off to work with me. I think I calculated once that I pay about $5.00/hour of training. Which I believe is a steal.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:34 PM   #13
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$129 per month, currently Krav available MWF eves, Sat morn and the occasional weekday offering.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:38 PM   #14
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I get a discount because of my employer, so I am paying $112 per month for KM at the ATA school. If I went to all three classes per week, it'd be like 10 bucks a class. Good price for me. It's $28 per class if I go to just one a week. I can still afford it.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:14 PM   #15
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I am on a 2 year contract. I pay 89.00 a month, and can go to any Krav class(4+ a week), combat cardio, striking, or fight class a week. I can also attend Muay Thai classes if I want.

Good price, great instructors. I am very pleased.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:25 AM   #16
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1 yr contract based on 2 classes/week. $200 up front, $96/month. It is allowed occasionally to come to 3 classes per week (not counting make-ups). Classes are 1 hr long. There is an option of unlimited classes (eves on M,T,W,TH, morn Sat) for $1500/yr.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:07 AM   #17
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SkaldGrimnir - Do you go to the Bedford or Trinity Mills location?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #18
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Mine is $148/month, that is for Krav and Fight with a 2 year contract. It is unlimited classes except for the force training (i am not am officer). We have 3 classes every night (at least one of which is Krav and one is fight) and 2 classes on Sat mornng. I could be in class for 3 hours every night and and an hour in the middle of the day (that is of course if my wife, my body, and my job could handle it, lol)

I think it is a great deal, considering that my gym membership was $129/month before. My electric bill was $600/month in the summer last year, so paying $148 to learn how to protect myself is quite a small amount by any comparison.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #19
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My rate, which I've had since 1997, is $74.50/mo at the NTC. Now, I've only been able to train very sporadically for past eight years due to various injuries(none KM related) but it is still a great price in my opinion.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:24 PM   #20
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Noooo!!! Why did you have to tell?

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:04 AM   #21
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SkaldGrimnir - Do you go to the Bedford or Trinity Mills location?
I go to Bedford right now, but I am moving and in a month I should be going to Trinity Mills.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:23 PM   #22
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Right on man. I try and make it out to Bedford every couple of months or so. I practically live at the Trinity Mills location so I'm sure I'll see you up there when you make the move.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:34 AM   #23
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Well, I know I'm chiming in late on this thread, lol.
I was just searching google for more info on KM and came across this. I'll post an intro thread.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #24
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I'm new and haven't actually started classes yet, but the price I was told was 90$ for 3 months. This is for teen classes once a week for one hour.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:28 PM   #25
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My rate, which I've had since 1997, is $74.50/mo at the NTC. Now, I've only been able to train very sporadically for past eight years due to various injuries(none KM related) but it is still a great price in my opinion.
I wish this rate is still around! The price I pay is $148/month (Krav & the Fitness package)... But hey, having the option to train (unlimited) at West LA and Sherman Oaks is absolutely awesome I have a 24 hour fitness membership ($45 annually) but I only go to 24 when I'm out of town, in part b/c the bag classes provide such an amazing workout! In a world of unlimited income, I'd pay for both krav and equinox memberships.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:34 AM   #26
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£35 a month -two 2 hour sessions in the week, one 2-3 hour session on sundays (level 3 and up). No contract. No minimum term. Used to be £50 a month but that changed when the recession hit and numbers are better now.

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Old 07-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #27
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I pay $115 / mo for KM self-defense classes, this means I can go as many times as I want to KM classes in West LA and Sherman Oaks. Additional fighting and fitness classes are available, at a rate of $35 / mo extra each. Don't know if this pricing is considered high or not, but I love it here, all the instructors have been off the chart great, so I feel I'm getting my money working. I also signed a 1-year contract, but it only meant that I got a break in the initial joining fee.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:34 AM   #28
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1 year contract 85 a month and a 90 dollar sign up fee. Never have to pay the 90 again. At level one I can take 10 classes a week 6 level one classes, 2 basic classes, KM bag, KM Fit and a fight class. I can also take two no Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes a week. When I get to level two that adds 4 more classes.

The area I live in is higher cost of living. The local Gyms charge 50 to 80 a month.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:22 AM   #29
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I signed a year contract @ 89$ a month. I can take unlimited krav classes 1 or 2hrs a day for 5days (M,T,W,TH,SAT) KM Fight on Wednesday nights, and a cross-fit class on Friday. I think it's a great deal & the instructors are awesome.
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