Eugene School of Karate is closed in honor of the holidays listed below. We do not close for spring break or mid winter break. During inclement weather, we follow the 4J School District closure schedule. Tuition is not subject to adjustment for closures.
- January: New Year’s Day
- May: Memorial Day
- July: Independence Day
- September: Labor Day
- November: Thanksgiving
- December: Holiday Break (Closed the week between Christmas & New Year’s Day)
Uniforms & Gear
All beginners start with a lightweight beginner’s uniform, which is included in the Introductory Special. Once a student earns the rank of blue belt, they should upgrade to a heavyweight uniform.
When students outgrow their uniforms, a new uniform may be ordered through our ESK store anytime.
Students are expected to wear their uniforms and belts at every class.
Safety Gear & Training Equipment
All students purchase a gear package when they begin training in our sparring (kumite) curriculum. A full set of safety gear must be brought to class in order to participate. If you lose a piece to your set, you are asked to promptly replace it.
White & Yellow Belt
Package - $50
- Yellow Belt (3 months training for teens and adults, 9 months for youth)
- Mouth guard and case
- Sparring cinch pack
Package - $45
- Chest protector
Package - $30
Package - $99
- Kensho Heavy Gi
Package - $25
- Black Belt Preparation Manual
Tuition & Renewal Policies
Please refer to your copy of the Contractual Agreement provided at enrollment for your specific program term, tuition rate, renewal date, and method of payment. The following are general policies:
- Satisfaction Guarantee included with Introductory Special
- Standard no refund policy after Introductory Special
- There is no prorating of tuition for missed classes. See Make-Up Class policies
- Payment is due for your program term regardless of attendance.
Your program will automatically renew for the same program term unless we are notified by you in writing 15 days prior to your renewal date. If we do not hear from you by the due date listed, the membership will be renewed and tuition payments will continue to be charged for the duration of the new term at current rates. If it is your desire not to renew, you must contact our office by email or in writing two weeks prior to the renewal date.
Promotional Belt Exams
Eugene School of Karate’s Belt Promotions are one of our most exciting events! Students train to improve their skills and advance in rank. They learn about setting and achieving worthy goals. Eugene School of Karate’s goal is to develop black belts who are emotionally, socially and physically strong. We require a standard of behavior at home with satisfactory grades at school before allowing students to test for promotion. Parents report that grade requirements for testing have motivated their children to achieve more at school.
Promotion testing is scheduled four times per year in the months of September, December, March and June on a Thursday. Exam registration forms with more details are available before each test and through our ESK Facebook page. New belts, certificates, and an ice cream social are all included in the promotional fee. At various belt levels, additional equipment is required. See "Safety Gear".
- Good home report (child must be behaving at home with respectful & positive attitude).
- Good school report (no failing grades, brown belt and above must have minimum GPA 3.0).
- New students must have completed one month of training to be eligible to test.
- Current members must not have missed more than one month of training since their last exam to be eligible to test.
Students will receive their exam results in a one-on-one conference the first class following their exam. Instructors will present belts at the beginning of their second class of graduation week. Parents are encouraged to join in this celebration of achievement. If your child misses a class during graduation week, they will receive their results during their next scheduled class.
Make Up Class Policy
If you need to make-up a missed class, please contact the office to schedule the make-up class at one of our other classes. Make-ups may only be conducted in non-full classes. Maintaining appropriate class size and student-teacher ratio is important to us. Students are not allowed to drop-in and attend classes to which they are not assigned without prior approval.