This school will take you for a lot of money do not fall for the high pressure sales tactics. I understand a business wanting to make a profit but the quality of instructions is very poor. They promote everyone every two months regardless if they have a good understanding of the fundamentals. This is a way to get money out of you. They will also have high pressure sales on equipment if you do not purchase you are made to stand aside while the other students are instructed. The equipment is only used once or twice then they move on to another scam to make money off of you. They also have an elite program that you pushed into joining that cost more money. The instruction is no better in the regular class than the other except that they get more time. One more thing i personally went up to rank of Black belt in less than a year left the school and learned real quick the belt came with no knowledge of true karate techniques. Entered my first tournament in new dojo as a white belt thinking i could clean up and was shocked to learn what a proper taught student can do. After several years and moved back up with as a proper black belt and entered several tournament and hold 1st and 2nd place winning in state championships. Can say that in order to learn properly there is no short cuts to a black belt. Talamantez black belt's are worthless.