165 reputation
bio website practicalblackbelt.com
location Nashville, TN
age 44
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Mar 8 '12 at 15:39

Computer Scientist & Software Engineer

comment How effective are different pricing structures for martial arts studios?
Contracts can be both good and bad for the student. It can encourage them to keep coming to class for sure, but if they really don't like it anymore, it is just another expense they pay until the contract is over even after they have stopped going. Students who take a break tend to not come back... life gets in the way. A contract is at least one incentive for the student to come back to class. Overall contracts are not evil, but for those who drop out they are perceived to be.