If you charge for kids to stay at your martial arts school for a Parents Night Out event, you may be in violation of your state code.

The issue is that you are charging to take care of the children. That makes you a daycare center (even though it’s at night, the law still applies).

The way to stay safe is to make the event free but charge for food and drink. Give the kids a wristband that shows they paid.

Jim King in Orlando charges $30 per child. He averages $2,200 and enrolls after-school students from the current student guest list.

 


John Graden
John Graden

John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern age. He is the founder of the first successful professional association and trade journal. MA Success editor John Corcoran first called him a “visionary” in 1995. Martial Arts World magazine dubbed him, The Teacher of Teachers. Mr. Graden’s leadership was recognized in many mainstream media outlets including a cover story on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and many others.