Elite TKD Academy do not employ contracts, a lot of our policies are simply verbal or "understood". To help avoid miscommunications and misunderstandings this section of the web site will have many (but not all) School Policies in written form. It will be added to as matters arise.
TAE KWON-DO GRADING PROCEDURE:
Any student who wishes to test for their next grade should note the following rules.
Time periods between gradings are calculated for students training TWICE per week or more. Those students training only ONCE per week should double the required period between gradings from *6th Kup (Green Belt) onwards
- The student must of trained for the required period before testing/grading.
- The student should have a good attendance record (75% or above training twice per week)
- All students wishing to grade MUST have a current and valid license
- Grading fees must be paid on or before the relevant closing date given by the instructor
- All students will grade at the instructors discretion. No student has an “automatic” right to grade.
MINIMUM TIMES BETWEEN GRADINGS BASED ON TRAINING TWICE PER WEEK OR MORE:
9th KUP (Yellow Stripe) - 6 weeks
8th KUP (Yellow) - 2 months
7th KUP (Green Stripe) - 3 months
6th KUP (Green) - 3 months
5th KUP (Blue Stripe) - 3 months*
4th KUP (Blue) - 3 months*
3rd KUP (Red Stripe) - 6 months*
2nd KUP (Red) - 6 months*
1st KUP (Black Stripe) - 6 months*
1st Dan (Black belt) - 6 months*
Elite TKD Academy does not employ contracts that obligates students to any length of payment terms. Training fees are paid on a monthly basis only, either by Cash or Direct Debit/Standing Order set up and are calculated over a 48 week period. Monthly training fees are to be paid on or before your provided/agreed payment date every month - if you are not completely sure on your payment due date, then please do not hesitate to ask. We do not want any of our students to fall behind with their training fee payments, therefore late payments will incur a £5 late payment charge being applied to your normal monthly fee payment, unless late payment has been agreed/discussed with the Chief Instructor prior to your payment due date. To help with receipt of monthly training fees being paid on time Elite TKD Academy will send out "Polite Reminder Text Messages" to those students/parents that opt/prefer to make cash payments. However it is ultimately the students/parents responsibility to ensure that their monthly fee payments are paid on time, every month regardless of sickness, injury or going away on holidays etc.
*PLEASE NOTE: it is a students monthly training fee that actually secures an individuals membership/training PLACE at Elite TKD Academy - therefore late payments may lead to a students place being completely released and membership cancellation*.
Monthly training fees are a non refundable fee - includes the following points:
- Missed classes - this includes due to injuries/illness
- Bad weather/snow days.
- No longer wishing to continue training or termination of training with Elite TKD Academy.
All students are required to have a valid license/membership book (renewed every 12 months) in order to train. New students are entitled to 4 weeks FREE license/membership but MUST complete/sign 2 forms provided. A students license/membership book includes individual insurance slip provided via our affiliation with NAKMAS National Governing Body. Elite TKD will endeavor to send out "Polite Reminder Text Messages" to all students 2 to 4 weeks prior to expiry date (ultimately it is a students/parents responsibility to ensure that they are in possession of a valid license) - text message will include a deadline date for the following items to be handed in
- Elite TKD Academy (Black/Gold) licence book.
- Completed/signed license renewal application form - MUST be signed by parent/Guardian if student under 18 years.
- License/Membership payment/fee (12 months).
*PLEASE NOTE: A student CANNOT train without a valid license. Also if you miss the deadline date as provided in the "Polite Reminder Text Message" a £5 late renewal charge will be applied and the student will not be able to train until we have received the valid license/insurance slip back from NAKMAS National Governing Body*.
Elite TKD Academy is a traditional martial arts school, our goal is to provide a positive and fun family friendly environment for people to train in Tae Kwon-Do and Martial Arts. Everyone is welcome to train at our school regardless of age, gender, or race. All students & parents are expected to closely follow the Tenets (Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit) of Tae Kwon-Do while training or present at the centre in order to assure a positive and friendly training atmosphere. Training privileges are not a right to be purchased with monthly training fees. It is the responsibility of the Chief Instructor to maintain an appropriate environment for the school as a whole. If a student or parent is disruptive to the training of other students/parents due to behaviour, actions, speech or attitude, it is up to the discretion of the Chief Instructor to ask the disruptive student/parent to leave the School immediately, if this action is taken then the students training will be ceased with immediate effect and their current membership will no longer be valid at Elite TKD Academy / NAKMAS National Governing Body.
- White uniforms are the official uniforms (Elite Dragons = Black) that must be worn for all gradings/belt tests as well as some tournaments/seminars where stipulated.
- Black club training uniforms can be purchased as an optional extra and can be worn as a regular uniform at your weekly training classes.
- Students should NOT wear uniforms from other schools while in class unless permission is granted by the Chief Instructor.
- T-shirts are NOT acceptable to be worn under uniform tops, unless permission has been given, females are permitted to wear sports tops, however these must not be visually seen under your uniform top.
- Uniforms should be kept clean and pressed.
All students MUST grade/test bare feet. However official TaeKwon-Do training shoes ONLY (not trainers) are allowed/permitted in normal/regular training classes.
Fingers and toe nails are to be clean and cut/clipped short. Individuals personal hygiene should be maintained for the wellbeing and comfort of all students.
ORDERS/REFUNDS:Elite TKD Academy do not hold stocks of any items i.e training uniforms (doboks), t-shirts, sparring equipment kits etc.
All items are ordered specifically for each individual as and when requested by students or parents, all items MUST be paid for in full before items can be ordered.
Refunds cannot be given once the order has been submitted/placed with any of Elite TKD Academy's approved suppliers, items are specific for the individual student/s i.e sparring kit size and colour, uniform size and colour (uniforms are bespoke and are embroidered with Elite TKD logo's/name).
During the winter months, if snow or bad weather conditions do not permit the school to open then all students will be notified via text or Facebook group notification prior to class starting. If there is no text message or Facebook notification then this means all classes will be held despite the current weather conditions.
SCHOOL & BANK HOLIDAYS:
Elite TKD Academy do not close during school and bank holidays we are committed to ensuring that your training sessions are provided consistently throughout the year.
All students will receive a text message or Facebook group notification should any training session/class be amended or cancelled.
Breaking is practised and part of our full Tae Kwon-Do syllabus for advanced students only (18 years up) Blue Belt (4th Kup).
We advise that all students practice their breaking techniques under full supervision of your instructor at Elite TKD Academy.
PERSONNEL INJURY/HEALTH NOTIFICATION:
It is the students responsibility to ensure all injuries or any health concerns are communicated to the instructor prior to the lesson commencing.
If an Assistant Instructor leaves and therefore are no longer a member of Elite TKD Academy then their Assistant Instructors uniform including folders and all contents/materials these are issued FREE Of Charge by Elite TKD Academy MUST be returned IMMEDIATELY in full and in good/acceptable condition.
TEAM ELITE SQUAD MEMBERS:
If a Team Elite Squad Member leaves and therefore are no longer a member of Elite TKD Academy or they become an inactive squad member then their Team Elite Squad uniform (Sponsored by RUPLA) these are issued FREE Of Charge by Elite TKD Academy and our Sponsors RUPLA MUST be returned IMMEDIATELY in full and in good/acceptable condition.
ELITE TKD CLOSURE PERIOD:
Any closures will be communicated out to ALL students/parents as soon as possible - generally we aim to close for a 2 week period (per annum) during the main summer holidays.
*PLEASE NOTE: All students monthly training fees are still required to be paid in full - training fees are calculated over a 48 week period in order to take into consideration up to a MAX 4 week closure. Since Elite TKD opened in January 2007 we have ONLY ever closed for 2 weeks so apart from that we are open all year round (excluding Christmas), therefore in affect every student gains 2 weeks FREE training every year.