Al Agon, the owner of this business is unscrupulous. It is hurtful that this character is allowed to be around children professing to teach honor. In my case, a free month trial of karate classes has turned into an outrageous drama.
When I first went in, their line is that they are very informal and attending the school is simply month to month, no contracts are involved. I was asked to sign an EFT form so they could charge my credit card for the one paid month and that signature was used/forged on a 36 month contract and over $3000 has been charged to my credit card.
Not being confrontational and giving him the benefit of the doubt, I made multiple attempts to resolve this but Mr. Agon avoided me like the plague. None of my phone calls or emails were answered.
When I went in person, he assured me he was working on this but little did I know that he had actually sold the forged contract to an outfit called ASI International. It became clear that his ploy was to keep me hanging so that they could continue to bill me.
I began receiving collection notices from ASI Internationalso I asked them to please stop. They informed me that according to the terms of my agreement, I had to pay. Ive asked to see the agreement and they have yet to produce it.
It is unfortunate that a scam artist of this type is exposed to children.
If my nightmare is not enough to convince, please do your homework. Google and check RiP off report on ASI International. There are hundreds of and complaints against this entity. This school is not part of any accredited
karate organizations and probably the reason why the students do not participate in any karate competitions or events. Please keep this in mind because if your child earns a black belt from here, it is worthless. The sponsored 'events' for this school are at festivals, art shows, and farmer's markets where the children are used as props for propaganda to benefit the school.
I wish I had researched all this before even having set foot in this place.