- Report: #852225
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Complaint Review: Mateo Academy of Self Defense
Mateo Academy of Self Defense14725 Seventh st Ste 100 Victorville, California United States of America
Mateo Academy of Self Defense Sam B Mateo , Tina Marie Mateo Not only is your money not safe...neither are you! Victorville, California
*Consumer Comment: Not a fair way to report problems!
*Consumer Comment: truth about the mateo academy
*Consumer Comment: Mateo dangerous
*Consumer Comment: There 2 sides to every story
*Consumer Comment: Best Martial Arts Academy You Could Ask For!
*Consumer Comment: The Honest Truth
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: TO MY F3LL0W STUD3NTS
*Consumer Comment: The context.
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Mateo Academy is financially struggling and behind on their rent. They got an eviction notice Jan 2012; and the students bailed them out !! If you want to waste your time on stupid drama ,this is THE place to be! Teacher is mentally and verbally abusive to everyone-including the parents!! When I joined, I was told by senior students "Never disagree or question ANYTHING the teacher says-it'll be worse! Even if you disagree- dont say anything! "-which pretty much sums up the dark atmosphere this school really is.
When the parents of children are present-the teacher keeps his ranting to a bare minimum-but when they leave-watch out! Dont be fooled by the "Christian" masquerade they use as their marketing tool. I never once saw anything that even remotely comes close! As a student, you are expected to memorize Bible scriptures and display a FULLY SUBMISSIVE (I mean absolutely no rights as a human submissive ) attitude-while at the same time, the staff is accountable to NO ONE. The teacher (Sifu youre supposed to call him) , constantly challenges his students to fight saying he "will demolish them",speaks of killing people,(yes) and "cutting off their heads"... (especially the students that dont stay--they are referred to as "disloyal").
Obvious this guy is completely out of his mind- and its no wonder they lost half of their students last summer 2011. They profess a comfortable training environment and a family atmosphere, but I saw NOTHING that would make me feel remotely safe about bringing my kids here to learn self defense!! Not only is the teacher a psycho,but the advanced students or those that have been there for some time- refer to themselves as his disciples. If thats not weird , I dont know wth is!! LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/11/2012 05:11 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mateo-Academy-of-Self-Defense/Victorville-California-92395/Mateo-Academy-of-Self-Defense-Sam-B-Mateo-Tina-Marie-Mateo-Not-only-is-your-money-not-sa-852225. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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