my son is wanting to enroll in a Taekwondo class. He is 8 years old and has never tried any form of marial arts before. We investigated a local place and felt like the instructor and the program are a good fit...except. The payment plan involves a year contract. You have to pay even if you decide to drop after a few months. This concerns me because, while he enjoyed his "trial" class, I have no idea if he will stick to it...he's only 8 and what sounds great today is replaced by the next great idea next month. So, I'm wondering, is this how it's typically done for martial arts programs? Or does the payment process vary? My daughter has taken dance classes and we never ran into this issue there. I just don't want to find myself paying for classes that he's no longer interested in.