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In response to Jim K. The payment in question was never refunded.
Respect and politeness for all? OK. My three year old was sent off the mat to watch the class after being asked if he wanted to use his brain because he was not quite understanding the direction that the instructor was giving. Not knowing what a brain was, he took a guess and said "No". I will leave it at that and not go into the insanity that insued after that.
I will say this though...there is little or not respect what-so-ever for parents and their ability to raise their children without the help of the school. All I heard was how keeping my son in that school would make me a proud parent and how they would mold him into an amazing person. HELLO! My husband and I can, will and are raising my son just fine and we will be proud of who he becomes due to our influence. I wasn't looking for someone to raise my child or tell me how to raise my child.
As far as the "book" goes, we were forced to buy it and quite frankly, I had a very hard time gettig through any of it considering it is mostly written in all caps and as a professional, I am a little offended by that since in a professional setting, all caps is interpreted as yelling.
Look, my original post was not meant to insult the school. It was meant to let others who know nothing about martial arts know a little more before joining. And yes, it is cultish in that the first thing that is done in most cults is to change a person's name. Also, in a cult, there is a figurehead who can do no wrong and no one questions and all follow blindly without coming to their own opinions on all subjects. That is what I experienced and saw. So yea...sorry, but that is the impression I left with. My opinion....my right to give.
Regarding Tammy S. comments... even though she was not entitled to a refund, out of kindness and courtesy, the payment in question was refunded to her. There is structure, discipline, respect and politeness for all... to even use the word cult in reference to the Kang Do Won is absurd. All new enrollees receive a book containing a new student orientation which outlines all school rules, regulations, policies, activities and fees. It is stated in the training agreement, which is signed by the parent/student at enrollment, that it is mandatory that this orientation is to be read before the student participates in his/her first formal class. This affords them the option to withdraw from enrollment if what they read is not to their liking. Some people just cannot be pleased, no matter how fair and honorable you may be.
Be mindful of when you quit – We took our son out of this school two days after a payment was taken from our account for the upcoming month. It was made very clear without us having to ask that we would not be refunded.
As far as the school goes, not knowing anything at all about martial arts education, I felt like it was a little cultish. But, I have been told that is how it is in martial arts.
Also be forewarned that once you start being promoted there are testing fees, equiment to buy and quarterly mandatory tournaments that have $45+ registration fees and also charge parents to see their kids compete. Lots of fees that you are not told about when signing up and committing to 12 months of classes.
A New Beginning – The consistency, structure, order and clear expectations of what is required of all students and their families create a safe and challenging environment where, respect, discipline, courage, honesty, leadership and patience are developed.
The investment required of me as a parent both of my finances and time, has produced results far beyond anything I ever expected. Not only have I witnessed an increase in discipline and self confidence in my son, he has gained so many of the other intangible "gifts" that money can ever buy. I am so grateful that we are able to have this opportunity, to meet so many really good people and to experience all that we have. I also realize that this is a long term commitment and process of growth and we look forward to the future with hope. My recommendation is to go and take a look for yourself. I doubt that you will be disappointed!!!
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