Turns out baby fighting lessons (aka Karate) are a little pricey.
There's a big karate studio across from the community I live in, so I went to get a price sheet from them. There's a $100 enrollment fee (don't get me started on enrollment fees--such a bunch of crap.), $50 uniform fee, $125 a month for 6 months for classes (for 3 half-hour classes per week) and then $60 testing fee when it's time to move up a belt (every 8 weeks).
Is this normal? It was all originally more, but the lady in charge must have seen my skeptical look because she started reducing prices and offering different payment solutions. Of course, little kid sobbed and cried and screamed, "I WANT TO FIGHT BABIES TODAY!" when he realized we weren't signing up on the spot.
They offer a free 30 day trial (IF you buy the $50 uniform) so we're considering that. I briefly looked into other studios but I do like the proximity to home and this was one of the few places that takes 3 year olds. Maybe the liability that comes with hosting baby fights is expensive?
So tell me karate-experienced parents, is this normal? Maybe I should just put him in some Gymboree-like baby class and let him fight those babies?