FAQs

Q: What do I wear?
A: Wear well-fitting, modest clothing so you will have freedom of movement. Doboks (uniforms) are purchased through us. Doboks are required by your second month. See instructor for pricing. More about uniforms.

Q: Do I need to be a resident of Meridian to participate in Parks and Recreation?
A: No, in fact, Meridian Parks and Rec doesn’t even charge a non-resident fee at this time.

Q: I have a bad knee, will I still be able to work out while there will be some things I cannot do?
A: The instructors are very sensitive to physical limitations. You will be encouraged to listen to your own body and stop before you feel pain. As with any new exercise routine, please seek a doctor’s permission, even if you don’t feel you have any restrictions. All sports hold an element of risk.

Q: How long does it take to become a black belt?
A:It takes approximately 3-5 years if you do not skip any testing cycles. If you are under 16 years of age you will be required a minimum of 4 years to test for a black belt.

Q: I became a green belt in another style; do I still have to start as a white belt?
A:Yes. If you trained in another style besides Tang Soo Do, you must initially begin as a white belt in our class.

Q:How does the fee schedule work and who do I pay?
A:You sign up with and pay fees to the Meridian Parks and Rec Dept. Meridian Parks and Recreation (33 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 206 Meridian, ID 83642 Phone: (208) 888-3579.) The fees are $35/person for 1 month session (8 classes) Family Discount: the second member of the same family is $30, the third member is $25 and 4 or more family members living in the same household cost $100. So 1 person costs $35, 2 people cost $65, 3 cost $90 and 4 or more cost $100. Proof of relationship and residency required.

Q:Can I start in the middle of a month/session?
A:Yes, but we no longer prorate monthly dues. Also, we do not offer refunds if you missed classes. Consider it like any other facility or gym membership.

Q:Do I need to arrive on time?
A:You need to arrive early so that you are dressed and stretched out before class begins. If you arrive late, wait to be bowed into class. See: arriving late etiquette and dojang etiquette.

For other questions, please contact us.