1300 NE 48TH Ave Ste 1600, Hillsboro, OR | Directions 9712445.534766 -122.932873
Don't bother. I was there for nearly 4 years, including the last 3 or so as an instructor. My wife has trained there the past year and a half. My kids have been there nearly 4 years. For the first few years, the training and atmosphere was really good. However, over the past year we've slowly watched it deteriorate. The owner, Mark Gajdostik, is no longer as involved with the business as he once was. He seems to be constantly distracted by something both outside the school and inside the school. Weekend events that he used to run he now pawns off on a few of his teenage volunteers. Evening classes that he used to run he pawns off on volunteers. He teaches courtesy, integrity, self-control, and respect, but he doesn't practice it. Despite contributing countless volunteer hours to help him run his business, he has chosen to take issue with things we do and say on our own time, fabricated lies about it affecting his business (lack of integrity), refused to discuss the matter with us (lack of respect), blown things out of proportion to suit his agenda (lack of self-control), and told us that not only can we no longer have leadership positions and are not allowed to train there, but that our kids aren't allowed to train there either (lack of courtesy). If you're looking for somewhere that'll teach life skills and character traits in addition to martial arts, this is *not* the place to go.
I might be able to chalk this up to an isolated incident, but I've seen him do similar things to others in the past. Not having the other members side of the story (and believing that it was in the school's best interest to not pursue the member's side of the story), I didn't know how poor his behavior really was. However, after having it happen to me and my family, a little bit of research turned up that this is a regular affair.
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