Irvine >Sports & Recreation Instruction > Master Lee's Talium Taekwondo
4636 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA | Directions 9260433.677951 -117.799273
Master Lee is Great – Master Lee cares and the other instuctors cares about the students. My son loves it and does well. Master Lee teaches respect and gives the kids confidence.
Wonderful caring staff – My family and I have been involved with this school for over 7 years. The school has become part of our family and part of our fitness routine.
The staff are very caring and considerate, always attempting to relate to all of their students with utmost respect and kindness.
With a sport like Taekwondo, you reap what you sow. Make an effort to learn the cultural uniqueness and open your mind to a great educational, fun, energetic workout.
Good place to learn Asian disciplines – Master Lee is a caring instructor. The teachers are sometimes tough on kids, but remember this is the way Asians raise their kids. If you don't agree with this philosophy you don't have to go there. My daughter just loves this place.
Avoid at All Costs if You Care about the safety of your kids! – Not a good place for a child to learn - poor teaching. Injuries common and instructors periodically kick their students "accidentally". This is plain poor martial arts teaching. I have attending their sparring classes and was shocked to see the complete lack of camaraderie among boys age 8-11. They try to injure each other and you often see boys hitting each other in the shoulder and taking other cheap shots. The instructors reffing the match don't care and don't stop them. It's a joke. Maybe this is how Lee, a Korean immigrant, and his Korean immigrant teachers who he pays $8 an hour were taught, but who cares? This is the US and there is no room for a second rate dojang like this, even if you have "authentic" Koreans teaching your kid bad taekwondo. P.S., If you're not Korean, expect to be treated like a second class citizen here and Master Lee bends over backward to kiss Korean butt. And the dumb Americans, clueless about the poor teaching and lack of respect being displayed, just keep making the monthly payments.
I don't believe I've ever read anything so blatantly racist and untrue. (I wonder if this is a rival school posting bad reviews deliberately?)
My family (Caucasian incidentally) have been involved with the school for several years. We have been treated with nothing but respect since we first walked through the door.
We've been involved with sparring for both adults and children and not once have any of us been "kicked on purpose".
I find this review utterly offensive on so many levels.
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