We are customers in this academy, and is awesome!!! My family we are all attending classes and enjoying not only the instruction but the family feeling in there!! Reviews like the previous one, specially when you know the real reasons they have.... are meant only to take you away from an excellent academy just because...
The Battenbergs are some of the selfless persons I have met, coming from another country and with almost no family, they and the people in he academy became our extended family!!
Business wise, prices are very competitive in the area, the instruction goes beyond kicks and punches! the values we pride ourselves to follow are those of the academy: Respect, integrity, courtesy, self control, perseverance and success(victory). And they are taught all around the academy, on the training floor and off it.
The belt system depends on the effort of each student and the attitude to improve. You don't need to be fit to be successful, what you need is to show that you are willing and working on improving and working towards your goal, learning the art. The classes can be of up to 50 students at one time, separated in 4-5 groups according to their level and curriculum, each group has its own instructor and assistant instructor as needed.
Every kid receives the necessary attention to succeed, as the review said some kids get more attention like was the case of the reviewer since the kid was struggling and several instructors worked one on one with her, this as an example. For over 3 years I have seen myself, my wife, my kids and several adults and children grow in fitness, confidence, responsibility and respect to them and to others.
The contract policies are clear and explained extensively when you join! Of course your kids and you can always try the services before signing the contract.
If you or your family desires to learn or practice Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jit Su, Tai Chi or kickboxing this is the place to go!!