Prices – Lesson Fees & Membership

Dorset Taekwondo Association is proud to say that it is as a not-for-profit organisation. The coaching staff are volunteers, and after expenses, the profits are put back into the club. As a result our lesson fees are significantly lower than many other clubs and sports locally.

The same as starting any new sport, there are a few costs involved, but once you have got started the costs are relatively low.

As of October 2021 we are moving back to the pre-pandemic method of paying for classes which is monthly payment by bank transfer. The pay-as-you-go option is difficult for the club to manage, and more expensive when you train regularly.

(The below does not apply to the Kickstars class for 5-7 year olds – they continue to be paid for termly)

To simplify the monthly payment process the club now uses an online app (GoCardless) on which you complete your details and set up the payment.

It is important to state that there is NO CONTRACT, and you can stop the payment at any time.

The lesson fees below for current members who have supported the club through this difficult time. The prices for new members joining the club from November 2021 onward will be slightly more expensive.

OptionMonthly lesson fee
(paid in advance on 1st each month)
Unlimited Classes (GOLD)£40CORE & PATHWAY Classes
One class a week (SILVER)£23CORE Class – you need to nominate the class you will regularly attend. (E.g. You cannot swap from a Saturday one week, to a Monday the following week.)
2 from same household (Unlimited)£70 (save £12 a month)
3 from same household (Unlimited)£85 (save £41 a month)
Pay-as-you-go£7This is only in special cases e.g. returning from uni for a few weeks; shift workers etc..
Table showing Monthly lesson fees for members moving to monthly payment in October 2021

Before selecting your option I urge you to consider your goals and aspirations in Taekwondo. Nearly everyone who joins the club wants to achieve a Black Belt. Please ask yourself if you can do this by training once a week? Over the years it has become obvious that it is is not really feasible to achieve a Black Belt / your goals by training once a week.

Unlimited options currently give you access to 7 classes per per week.

We do not want our members to quit Taekwondo because of this new pricing structure. Please contact Master Naraine in confidence if you will struggle to pay these fees.

This pricing structure is based on classes running 47 weeks a year. Some of our students are training four or five classes a week – this equates to £2.10 per class.

See Lesson Fees FAQs Page for more information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and if you would like me to email you a bank set up form.

All members are required to get a Annual Membership of British Taekwondo which currently cost £30 per year. Kickstars (Under 8s) membership is only £12 per year. Annual membership is required immediately after your two trial lessons.

Other optional costs include

A good quality uniform which costs from £25 depending upon size and brand.
Grading / Belt tests which are held 3 times a year.
Protective Equipment for sparring (required from green tag and above)