FAQ

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When do classes run?

Sensei Sandra delivers weekly classes (excluding public holidays). Enrolments are always open.

Our teaching period starts in late January and finishes just before Christmas. 

What is the class duration?

Kindy Karate classes run for 40 minutes. 

Just for Kicks! classes (for 6-8 year olds) run for 50 minutes.

Just for Kicks! classes (for 9-15 year olds) run for one hour.

Adult classes run for one hour.

*All classes may sometimes run longer than their scheduled durations.

Is there free parking at each location?

Yes! We chose our locations very carefully. Each venue is located on the ground floor and close to toilets for your little one/s, with free dedicated onsite parking for your convenience.

Tuition / Pricing

Kindy Karate & Just for Kicks! tuition is paid monthly (ie. four-weekly in advance). There is no contract or cancellation fee. Please contact us for more information about our pricing. 

Can my child have a trial lesson first?

Yes, we recommend your child attend a trial lesson to make sure they are ready to start. We offer a free trial lesson.

To request a free karate trial lesson, just go to our homepage and click on the ‘Book a FREE trial’ button. We will be in touch straight away!

How do we prepare for the trial lesson?
  1. Speak to your child and make sure they know they will be attending a karate class. 🙂 They will take their shoes off when they arrive. When class starts, they will line up and do a bow with Sensei. They will then do some warmup exercises before learning proper karate moves! Your child will be listening to Sensei’s instruction throughout the class and following along.
  2. Bring a water bottle and have your child wear clothing suitable for stretching. They will take their shoes off when they get there. 
  3. Arrive 10 minutes early! 

 

How do I enrol my child in a class?

Enrolling is easy (no paperwork needed). Just fill out our online enrolment form (found on our ‘How to Enrol’ page). You will be able to select your child’s start date and order them a uniform on the form.

How do I choose the uniform size for my child?

It’s easy, guestimate your child’s uniform by selecting a size on the enrolment form that corresponds to their height.

Your child will receive their embroidered uniform at their firsts class. We’ll make sure your child gets the right uniform size on the day. 

Our uniform sizes:

  • #00000 – 90cm tall
  • #0000   – 100cm tall
  • #000     – 110cm tall
  • #00       – 120cm tall
  • #0         – 130cm tall
  • #1         – 140cm tall
  • #2         – 150cm tall
  • #3         – 160cm tall

Note: The above uniform sizes are appropriate for children of average weight. If your child’s weight is above average, choose based on their height and then consider buying one size up.

What if my child misses a class?

We do no run additional classes or allow students to join other classes to make up for any classes they have missed. Sensei will allow makeup lessons only if she fails to deliver her regular classes. 

My child is starting school next year. Do you have classes for older kids?

Absolutely! Sensei Sandra teaches:

Just for Kicks! (6-9 year olds)
Just for Kicks! (10-15 year olds)

Lessons are delivered in Coburg and Collingwood. Kindy Karate students receive articulation into a full colour belt and Sensei Sandra will recommend the most suitable class/es for your child to attend. We will always offer classes suitable for your child at their point in learning.

Karate for 6-9 year olds

Sensei Sandra teaches Just for Kicks! for 6-9 year olds in Coburg & Collingwood. See our timetable for class times.

 

Karate for 10-15 year olds

Sensei Sandra teaches Just for Kicks! for 10-15 year olds in Coburg. See our timetable for class times.

 

What are your payment methods?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express, as well as visa debit card and debit mastercard.  visa, mastercard and american express logos

Can I stop tuition?

To cancel, please contact us via email initially. We will provide you with a link to our online cancellation form. We require 14 days notice of cancellation. 

Will my credit card details be safe?

Yes. Our website is secure and you can make a secure payment from our site. You know our website is secure because our URL begins with ‘https://’ and not ‘http://’. The ‘s’ refers to the fact that the site has active Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, creating a secure and encrypted connection on the internet. You will also see a padlock symbol either in the address bar or in a corner of your browser window, depending on which browser or browser version you are using. If you don’t see these two things on a website, it means it is not secure and you should not make a purchase from it. In addition to this, we use Stripe as our payment platform. Stripe uses technology called Stripe.js, which means that your credit or debit card information is never sent to our server. Instead, data is sent directly to Stripe, who maintains the highest and most stringent level of internet security: they are certified PCI Service Provider Level 1.

Is Stripe as safe as PayPal?

Stripe is safer than PayPal. While both Stripe and PayPal take security seriously, and they’re both very stable and secure platforms, Stripe has a feature which intrinsically encourages good security, called Stripe.js. When we use Stripe.js on our website, the credit card data entered the enrolment form is never sent to our sever. Instead, data is sent directly to Stripe. This is very important, as it means you know we don’t actually handle your sensitive credit/debit card data on our servers -you want the professionals to be handling that. Your credit/debit card data is stored in Stripe’s vault, meaning we never see or touch the sensitive data. This encourages good security. PayPal now has a way to store card details in a vault, but the sensitive data would have to go through our servers, putting a great security burden on our website. Stripe takes this risk away. PayPal has taken steps to respond to upstarts like Stripe, and significantly improved their API, but they still can’t compete in terms of security (and customer service). We love Stripe!

Who drew the kids on your website?

Sensei Sandra took out her pen and paper and lovingly drew the Kindy Karate kids you see on our website. 🙂