First and foremost, we are a learning institution. Like any fine learning institution, both school and student must be a good match for one another. We also believe that a novice student, having not yet had any training or instruction, does not posses the qualification necessary to make a realistic long-term commitment to training. Therefore, we will not accept tuition from any beginner student, other than for an introductory course. Our introductory course consists of two private lessons, at the end of which the student will test for his or her white belt. This course allows for both the student and the academy to evaluate each other. At True Balance Martial Arts Academy, our goal is to provide the finest martial arts training in a clean, safe, and friendly environment. We believe in balancing the traditional, sport, and self-defense aspects of the martial arts. All three areas are extremely beneficial and should be implemented and exercised at all belt levels. Our sch ool has very high standards; however, we also consider it our responsibility to help our students achieve these same goals. We believe in a natural progression toward proficiency in all areas to develop quality and well-rounded martial artists.