We do not "hard sell" or pressure prospective students here at IronHide Academy. Most martial arts academies are not transparent regarding the costs of their programs. When you ask about the prices, they want to redirect the conversation and have you come in for a trial class. This is done, so they could hard sell you their lengthiest contract with lots of hidden fees, by pressuring you in person.
You may be told that their products and services are superior to other schools and that the cost should not be of concern when choosing where to train. Which is true. Cost should not be the only factor when choosing the place to train, as choosing the right place could literally be the deciding factor in life and death situations. The quality of instruction, the personalities of the coaches, the atmosphere, the camaraderie of the students and their ability to help you achieve your goals should matter more. However, the pricing transparency is one of the facets of integrity and we want to make sure that our current and future student body is aware of costs at all times.
Because we are certain that our instruction and atmosphere at IronHide are so strong, we have no problem being completely transparent on what our prices are. If you wish to train somewhere else because a competitor may cost slightly less, so be it.
WE DO NOT DO CONTRACTS AT IROHIDE ACADEMY
We offer Month-To-Month or 12 Month Commitment membership options. We don't believe in holding people hostage for something they either cannot do or choose not to do. We prefer for you to want to be here, not feel obligated. So we don't require you to sign a contract. Should you choose our 12 Month Commitment option, the price would be heavily discounted. Please inquire about one-time payment with your instructor.
COMPARISON TO FITNESS CENTERS
Sometimes, casual prospects mistakingly compare an instructor-led martial arts / self defense program memberships with that of unsupervised memberships at the local fitness center or weight lifting facility. Unless you wish to be unsupervised and roam around the academy on your own and without instruction, you are guided by a qualified professional at all times. Such guided / private classes at the conventional fitness center would usually cost $50+ per hour; and that is in addition to your monthly unsupervised fee! Consequently, the cost of instructor led martial arts / self defense classes is not only justified; it is far less expensive than that of the fitness centers.
BEGINNER PACKAGE OPTIONS
We offer packages specifically developed for students who are brand new to combat sports - so they could assess the intensity of the classes, prior to making the decision as to which membership option they should choose. Our 8 week Beginner Packages give you access to most of our classes for a discounted one time payment.
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
The table below shows our Month-To-Month membership options. The monthly charges are based on the number of classes taken per week. The more classes you take, the more discounted each class is. The 12 Month Commitment memberships are heavily discounted when compared to the Month-To-Month memberships.