Danvers >Sports & Recreation Instruction > Fisher Academy
24 Maple St, Danvers, MA | Directions 0192342.565869 -70.936320
Terrible place, awful instruction, torture for kids, waste of money – I have made a mistake to enroll my five year old into the "Fisher Style" karate program. They have KIDS teaching other children in that place! And than they'll blame your child that he does not pay enough attention. Because the kid that teaches him is all over the place himself.
And when the owner's wife takes charge, she's even worse! She'll actually stand there reading a book, while the kids are "stretching" ... for 30 minutes! And then one of the five year olds asks politely "how much longer do we need to stretch, m'am?" ... and her angry husband stroms in and puts him into timeout.... for "distracting other students?". DISTRACTING THEM FROM WHAT?
And then finally, they "suspend" the child, by forbidding him to take any lessons, because they are unable to "control his behaviour" (as if they know what "controlling child's behaviour" even means). And what about all the money you paid for the contract?
Well... tough luck! They'll just show you to the paragraph where it says they are allowed to terminate it at any time and for any reason and blah blah blah...
Crappy instruction, disonest, mentally unstable directors, contract SCAM Danvers Massachusetts – This 'academy' is a complete RIPOFF from beginning to end!
They will try to sell you a 'lifetime membership' with unlimited everything for your whole family for a couple thousand bucks. You should know that normal martial arts instruction classes cost about $150 a month for one person, two classes a week. Do you think that a couple thousand dollars for the lifetime of three-four people family, to take as many classes as they want forever (if you don't bite right away they will also throw in a freebie - unlimited cardio kickboxing classes for everyone too) sounds a little bit too good to be true? You are right!
To begin with, if you sign up for this, it is going to be the crappiest, most ignorant and arrogant set of instructors you will ever see in your life. The best guy who teaches there (and about the only decent one) is a 15 year old kid, who is also a black belt student, and the owners just exploit him to avoid having to pay for professional instructors.
The two 'masters' of the academy is a very mentally disturbed couple. You'll see different moods depending on whether or not they forgot to take their medication in the morning. But, regardless of the mood, ignorance and arrogance will always be present.
The male 'master' will flirt with your wife, and then pretend AND TELL EVERYONE that she was stalking him and seeking his attention.
The female will accuse your five year old kid of 'sexual harassment' (I am not kidding!) because he asks for help to tie his belt on the uniform. They will make your kid cry after every class. And you'll be lucky if your kid will be the only one crying.
And if nothing else works to drive you out of there ... they'll just serve you a letter, accusing you of 'improper behavior', and terminate your 'lifetime membership'. This doesn't happen often, because most people refuse to put up with the treatment they receive there and just quit after a few months.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP SCHAM AT FISHER ACADEMY DANVERS MA – This is the worst martial art place in North Shore MA. I am a mother who did a mistake and brought my son to this place. After hearing a lot of complains from parents ant members of this academy I decided to post this review.
Fisher academy offer a lifetime membership to the members which cost about $2000-$3000 where terms of contract say: ..."can be cancelled anytime..." and they do cancel these contracts after people pay in full.
Owners of this academy don't have their own children and as a parent I can tell they don't like children in general. Be aware that children come home crying after those classes.
Most of martial art academy teach children the fundamentals of martial art: respect, himility, self control and honesty. Fisher academy is not the place to look for these qualities even owners and instructors are unaware and don't demonstrate these qualities
They also offer cardio kickboxing class which is realy poor aerobic workout. I don't even think the instructor Karen is certified.
The whole place is a big scam. I don't think they will stay long in business after people stop buying " lifetime memberships with anytime cancellation"
I hope you will make better choice
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