Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU ALLOW VISITORS? WHAT IS THE COST FOR VISITORS TO TRAIN?
Yes, visitors are welcome! Our class drop-in fee is $35. If you are visiting NYC for a week or two, please inquire about short-term memberships by emailing memberstuff@AcademyFivePoints.com
DO YOU OFFER FREE TRIALS?
If you are interested in joining the Five Points Academy Team, we’d love to have you! Please email memberstuff@AcademyFivePoints.com to set up your trial lesson. While we do not offer free trials, we will apply your class drop-in fee to your dues at sign-up.
WHAT CLASSES CAN I ATTEND?
Most of our classes are Open Level. There are some exceptions (sparring classes, for example, are limited to our students only), so please refer to our class descriptions under the Program Menu.
DO YOU REQUIRE A LONG-TERM CONTRACT FOR MEMBERSHIP?
We have a variety of Membership Options, Rates and Plans, from No Commitment to an Annual Agreement. To decide which works best for you,
please email memberstuff@AcademyFivePoints.com
DO YOU ALLOW MEMBERSHIP FREEZES?
Yes, you may suspend billing and training privileges, for no less than one month and no more than three months, within each year of your memberships, with certain exceptions, for a $25 fee by emailing:
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS?
Yes! We offer private and semi-private training in all of our programs. You can learn a little about our amazing coaches under Program Pages in the menu. For additional information regarding rates, packages, scheduling, etc
please email pt@AcademyFivePoints.com
DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS AND LOCKER ROOMS?
Yes! We have showers and changing rooms, as well as complimentary daily and long-term rental lockers. We do not provide locks but they are available in our pro shop. Complimentary towels are available to our members, or for a $1 rental to visitors. We also have subscription laundry service available for our members.
*Please note that towels and laundry service are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 mitigation guidelines; please bring your own towel*
DO YOU HAVE A UNIFORM REQUIREMENT FOR MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES?
Yes! We are Martial Arts Academy and a TEAM. Appropriate attire is required in each program: Muay Thai (Thai shorts and Five Points Academy Tee), Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Five Points Academy Tee), Judo (Gi), BJJ (Gi or NoGi depending on class format). Please note that no shoes are allowed on our martial arts mats.
DO YOU HAVE RANKINGS?GRADINGS?
Yes, ranking are traditional in martial arts such as Judo and BJJ. Rankings in muay Thai in Thailand are based on professional competition, and titles are won in the ring. However, Thai Government has worked tirelessly to spread muay Thai and its culture as an amateur sport and martial art throughout the rest of the world, and has developed a grading system for students of all ages to progress.
As an accredited Gold Training Facility of the US Muay Thai Federation — the governing body in the USA for Olympic Muay Thai — Five Points Academy has adopted rankings as part of our training curriculum and pedagogy.
Rankings in Pektiti Tirsia Kali follow the traditional structure of SouthEast Asian Martial Arts. Rank and grade progression are useful tools to help guide instruction, to give students goals and provide tangible measures of progress. We do not charge for testing or advancement.
DO YOU SELL MERCHANDISE AT THE ACADEMY?
Yes! Our pro shop stocks Academy training apparel and clothing, training equipment, snacks and beverages.
DO YOU PROVIDE GLOVES?
We do not provide gloves, but do have a large selection available in our pro shop.
DOES YOUR BJJ PROGRAM HAVE ANY GI OR NOGI RESTRICTIONS?
No, all students may take Gi and NoGi classes. We do ask that you wear clean attire for each class you attend. In addition, you may wear patches from any academy affiliation. We do ask that your NoGi attire be free of pockets, zippers and buttons.
DO YOU RENT GIs?
We do not loan or rent gi, but do have them available for purchase in our pro shop.
DO YOU HAVE ANY GYM RULES OF WHICH I SHOUD BE AWARE?
Yes! WE have gym etiquette and rules detailed in your member agreement. There are also signs throughout the Academy with recommended behaviors. Basically, we are a martial arts and physical culture training academy and a team. Everyone is here to learn, improve their skill, get stronger and healthier. Treat everyone and the facility with respect and you should be just fine!