A Word About Our Latest Schedule
8/15/21: Hi, It’s Sifu Vito from Elite Martial Arts. We have been so fortunate to have so many people who are interested in joining our academy, and as much as we are blessed to have the influx of new students, we understand that the growing pains we have been experiencing have led to the need for a change to our class schedule.
I just wanted to let you know that we have listened to your concerns regarding to the increase in class size, and will implement some new schedule changes starting this week.
We have been announcing the changes to our Adult Program for the last few weeks, because it only affects students who are in our Adult Intermediate and our Adult Advanced & Black Belt Classes. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, we flipped the class times for these 2 classes. This will ensure that both groups still have an early and late option to take class on those two days, but more importantly, it will also give those students who are in both the Adult Intermediate class and the Adult Premium class a chance to take them back-to-back instead of having a gap in their schedule.
We have made additions to our Kids I Program in the last couple years (from offering 3, and then 4, and now 5 class times to choose from). However, since March 2021, a year after the pandemic started, and with vaccines more readily available, parents were more comfortable to put their kids back into activities. Since most other sports require a lot of advanced preparation for their seasons, they were slower to open up. As a result, a large number of parents began looking toward martial arts schools, and our school has exploded with new students in the last few months, resulting in a disproportionate number of beginners in our Kids I class. At our next testing in September, we anticipate a large number of children moving up into the Kids II class, which will help to reduce the average Kids I class size.
In the meantime, to alleviate crowding on the training floor, we are temporarily adding a 6th Kids I class time (on Thursdays at 4:30pm), which will provide an earlier and a later option for parents to choose from on Thursdays. This additional class time should help reduce the class sizes in the meantime. We will continue to offer this 4:30pm class time on Thursdays at least until testing in September, and then we will look at the student count and re-evaluate the schedule again at that time.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 321-956-2320, as we are always looking to improve and grow our school, and your input and feedback are important to us. Thank you for your continued support for our academy.