Become a Member

Martial Arts in the Public Interest (MAPI) is the nonprofit organization behind Quantum Martial Arts.  At MAPI, our goal is to make martial arts available to everyone who wants train. One of the core principles of the Quantum style is that your martial arts comes from within you. Our philosophy has always been that the martial arts is free. This is not because it is not valuable, but rather because it is already yours.

Your membership fees support maintaining our training space, the equipment for your training, and other training needs of the community such as free empowerment seminars and youth outreach. All of our teachers and the leadership team are volunteers.

Once you become a member, you are welcome to attend unlimited belt-level classes and contribute regularly to school operations at a level that fits your budget. **

Thinking about membership?  Schedule a time to come in (or bring your child in) and try your first class by filling out our contact form. We encourage all prospective students to attend 2-4 classes before deciding to join MAPI.

Promotions and Specials

The Beginners’ Special offers a great place to start. $135 includes 7 weeks of unlimited classes, a new uniform, your first test fee and your annual membership.

Ongoing class fees are $100 per month includes unlimited classes. No long term contract required.

Individuals making under $45,000 year or families making under $65,000 per year please ask about sliding scale options.

Train with another adult in your household and pay only $90 per month per person.

Ongoing classes for 3 or more family members are capped at $225 per month.

(Please note these prices do not include sales tax currently required for martial arts classes by the State of Washington).

The Adult Three-Month intro includes three months of unlimited classes, annual membership, and a uniform for a recommended donation of $275.

The Kid’s Grand Opening Special includes an annual membership and new uniform for unlimited classes month to month. The recommended donation for this special is $80 per month.

Monthly Contribution for Members

Without a training space, it would be difficult to teach our art.   To keep the doors open, we depend on monthly contributions and a one-time yearly contribution from our members.  We accept cash, check and/or credit card; we also offer automatic monthly deductions by credit card. You may also work with our school to pay what you choose per month. Please send us an email or stop by with any questions you may have.

Annual Membership Levels

  • $35 – Current college student discounted rate, and youth membership rate
  • $50 – Regular rate for adult Quantum Student
  • $75 – Quantum Family (covers 2 or more family members training in the kids or adults programs)
  • $100 – Quantum Benefactor
  • $200 – Quantum Supporter
  • $500 – Quantum Patron
  • $1000 – Quantum Angel

You don’t have to be currently training in order to support Quantum with a yearly membership. All instructors are volunteers and we survive on membership, donations, grants, and support from our community. Alumni, friends and family members, and patrons of the martial arts are encouraged to support our school with an honorary membership. No donation amount is too little or too large, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donations are accepted via PayPal, or contact Dr. Meleo to arrange your donation today!

Questions on membership? Please contact us.

Sliding Scale

If you feel more comfortable supporting your martial arts community at a different level, we are happy to discuss our sliding scale.

What are my donations used for?

We are a volunteer-run organization, including our instructors and staff.  Your donations to Quantum go directly to operating expenses. Surplus goes toward building improvements, continued development of our Quantum Outreach programs for K-8, and increased training opportunities with Master Evans.

In addition to monetary contributions, there are always opportunities for donating time by cleaning, putting up flyers, or using your own special skills (technology, teaching, art, marketing, carpentry, or Facebook wizardry).  Our basic supplies, (like paper and soap) are mostly supplied by the membership fees.  There are many ways to contribute.


Martial Arts in the Public Interest is a 503(c) nonprofit corporation.  Your gifts are tax-deductible.  We welcome your contribution of any amount.