Membership contracts are a hot topic of debate in the martial arts community.
Some argue that contracts help martial arts schools create a consistent cash flow, provide incentive to students that might not come to class otherwise (because they are going to pay whether or not they show up), and provide to both student and school a clear list of what is, and what is not, taught and provided at the school.
Others believe contracts act as traps - that the school isn't good enough to encourage students to continue, so they force them via contracts. It is not uncommon for there to be outrageous cancellation fees associated to contracts as well, and many folks see contracts as the hallmark of being a "McDojo".
But what do you think?
SHOULD A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL USE MEMBERSHIP CONTRACTS?