Membership Fees - Fine Print These fees and information are current at 1 February 2012 and are subject to change without notice.
Benefits of membership
Membership allow members to attend classes and receive tuition, at the relevant classes, and have access to School equipment at those classes. Membership is subject to the general terms and conditions of membership » in addition to the conditions on this page.
The School is committed to provide the highest quality instruction and equipment to members, and keeping a high instructor to student ratio to facilitate learning by members. Keeping instructors qualifications up to date, and their knowledge of Taekwon-Do current as well as providing enough equipment for members to use are also a high priorities of the School. Training fees are set to maintain these standards.
National Annual Registration Fee
The School will pay the annual registration fee to International Taekwon-Do for members of the School who have:
are on a 12 month / 4 term contract membership, or
have paid the value of 10 months of the monthly pay as you train fees, and
no outstanding debts to the school
The current rates for the National Annual Registration fee are listed on the main Fees Page » and are subject to change by International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand without notice.
School membership along with registration to International Taekwon-Do gives all the benefits of registration listed here and on the main Fees Page »
Membership Fee Rates
The standard membership rates are listed on the main Fees Page »
Holders of Community Services Cards, or University Students (with a University ID) qualify for discounted membership fee rate. The discounted membership rates are listed on the main Fees Page »
Nobody will be denied the benefits of our membership due to genuine financial difficulty. If financial difficulty means that you cannot pay fees please make an application to the School to arrange fees you can afford. We may ask you to help out around the School in exchange for reduced training fees.
Family discounts will not be unreasonably withheld but are at the discretion of the School. "Family" means 2 or more members from the same income source.
Family discounts generally apply to:
two adults living together in the same house as a couple (e.g. married, civil union, or de-facto)
parents and children, including step children
two or more children, including step children
Family discounts generally do not apply to:
two siblings, where one or both are financially independent from their parents (usually when they are over 18)
cousins or other more distant relationships unless there is a common financial dependency
Family discounts only apply when paying for memberships together, and need to relate to a membership for the same period (e.g. 2 pre-pay monthly memberships must be for the same month) and paid for at the same time (2 10-class pre-pay must be paid for together) and the memberships are not transferable to any other person, including other family members.
The family discount rates are listed on the main Fees Page »
It is preferred for you to sign up to our Direct Debit system, the benefits include:
your choice of using your bank account or credit card (credit cards have a surcharge of 2.95%)
you are always up to date with training fees, and you don't incur the monthly $5 fee for overdue accounts
fees for important events, such as gradings, are paid on time (or you can't participate)
if you are paying as you train and forgot to pay before you come to a class and don't have cash (who carries cash these days?) you can still train!
avoiding any administration fee if not paying by Direct Debit.
If you don't want to sign up to our Direct Debit system you will need to pay your fees, plus a $5 administration fee per payment, as follows:
Contract - Direct Debit only unless you pay in advance in full
Pay as you train: Monthly - deposit your fees into the School's bank account by the 1st of the Month
Pay as you train: 10 class prepaid - you can either deposit your fees into the School's bank account or pay in cash, on or before the training you attend
Casual - you must pay in cash at the training session you attend.
Cessation of membership is upon notification to the School and returning any School equipment.
Contract memberships are non-cancellable and the fees are to be paid without regard to attendance made or classes missed. Failure to attend class does not signify or imply notification to cancel a contract membership. A member's failure to continue attending scheduled lessons during the contract period does not relieve the obligation to pay the remaining term of the contract in full.
All memberships are non-transferable to any other person.
Pre-paid memberships to the School for any period are not refundable and non-transferable, including pay as you train fees paid in advance.
If a member is injured for significant period of time and unable to train the School may carry forward pre-paid fees to a future period, at the sole discretion of the School, however this may mean that the School will not pay the International Taekwon-Do annual membership fee for that member.
Termination / suspension of memberships
_Members agree to abide by the School Constitution, and any rules, policies, regulations, code of conduct, procedures, rules of competition, or by-laws of the School or the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand, as may be amended from time to time.
In the event that any of the clauses of the School Constitution, rules, policies, regulations, code of conduct, procedures, rules of competition, or by-laws of the School or the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand Inc, as may be amended from time to time, are held invalid, the remainder shall remain in full force.
Violation the School Constitution, and any rules, policies, regulations, code of conduct, procedures, rules of competition, or by-laws of the School or the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand, could result in the termination or suspension of membership of the School and / or International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand Inc.
If a membership is suspended or terminated this does not release a member from their obligation to complete the payment of a term contract, or confer a right for a refund or any pre-paid fees.
Any member who has their membership withdrawn, suspended or terminated shall forfeit, all rights in, and claim upon the property of, and shall have no claim against the School, whether for damages or otherwise, howsoever.
Promotion not guaranteed
_ Payment of member fees, in full or in part, does not guarantee
promotion or eligibility to be promoted by the School or International Taekwon-Do.Students must demonstrate that they have achieved the appropriate levels
of skill as evaluated by the Instructor and Examiners for all levels promotion.