Tiger Kim's Academy

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  • 1480 Steele St

    Denver, CO 80206

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  • 303-388-1408

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This martial arts school has tradition. You need to look no farther in searching for a martial arts school. I have traveled the country and this is a top rated facility and very knowledgeable master instructor. Did you know Tiger Kim's has received a citation from the governor of Colorado! I am disappointed to hear people with negative remarks. They helped me get started and so can you. I hope to be a proud Tiger Kim black belt some day. Chun Song!

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★★★★★

This martial arts school has tradition. You need to look no farther in searching for a martial arts school. I have traveled the country and this is a top rated facility and very knowledgeable master instructor. Did you know Tiger Kim's has received a citation from the governor of Colorado! I am disappointed to hear people with negative remarks. They helped me get started and so can you. I hope to be a proud Tiger Kim black belt some day. Chun Song!

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I've been in the martial arts since 1968. I know real training from B.S. I put my kids in Tiger Kim's Academy back in 1994. THEY LOVED IT! The wife joined later. Tiger Kim instructors are the best. He is respected out here in California and in Virginia where I've lived. Beware of liars who posted negative comments about the school. Look at the date of the bad comments! They're only a few days apart in the same months! Proof it the same person using a different ID. Tiger Kim is awesome

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★★★★★

I've been in the martial arts since 1968. I know real training from B.S. I put my kids in Tiger Kim's Academy back in 1994. THEY LOVED IT! The wife joined later. Tiger Kim instructors are the best. He is respected out here in California and in Virginia where I've lived. Beware of liars who posted negative comments about the school. Look at the date of the bad comments! They're only a few days apart in the same months! Proof it the same person using a different ID. Tiger Kim is awesome

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Tiger Con Artist. Do a search before you go and get ripped off. I should have done my research before falling into the owners strong arming and dishonest business practices, there are many reviews or horror stories about peoples experience with this business.

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Tiger Con Artist. Do a search before you go and get ripped off. I should have done my research before falling into the owners strong arming and dishonest business practices, there are many reviews or horror stories about peoples experience with this business.

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The Academy supports itself by ripping off unsuspecting people with bad contracts. They have been cited for abuse,sexual harassment and racism by the Denver Post. My son was such a victim. Join somewhere else where students are respected.

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The Academy supports itself by ripping off unsuspecting people with bad contracts. They have been cited for abuse,sexual harassment and racism by the Denver Post. My son was such a victim. Join somewhere else where students are respected.

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You gotta be here! They have lots of training programs so commitment and price are very flexible. Try the introduction program beginners. Thats how I started and the instructors were great! :)

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You gotta be here! They have lots of training programs so commitment and price are very flexible. Try the introduction program beginners. Thats how I started and the instructors were great! :)

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Please do not go here! Do not sign a contract. They are a rip off company and are only in it for the money, and you dont find this out until you start class. They put undue pressure on you to sign a long-term contract, and there is no way out. Please read the other reviews. I wish I did, as now Im stuck for a long time. Robert

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Please do not go here! Do not sign a contract. They are a rip off company and are only in it for the money, and you dont find this out until you start class. They put undue pressure on you to sign a long-term contract, and there is no way out. Please read the other reviews. I wish I did, as now Im stuck for a long time. Robert

Cons: Very bad sales practice

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Please do not go here! Do not sign a contract. They are a rip off company and are only in it for the money, and you don??t find this out until you start class. They put undue pressure on you to sign a long-term contract, and there is no way out. Please read the other reviews. I wish I did, as now I??m stuck for a long time. Robert

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★☆☆☆☆

Please do not go here! Do not sign a contract. They are a rip off company and are only in it for the money, and you don??t find this out until you start class. They put undue pressure on you to sign a long-term contract, and there is no way out. Please read the other reviews. I wish I did, as now I??m stuck for a long time. Robert

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The neighborhood is horrible and it seems like the owners are gangsters because of how they do their sales. They pressure you into contracts that are impossible to break. Read the contract thoroughly because it has a lot of very sketchy parts. They make you think there are only 1 and 2 year contracts but once they told BBB that they DO have monthly contracts. They lie and cheat and never answer your calls when you have inquiries. Master Kim lies all the time and when you ask him something he makes you feel ignorant and talks to you like you are his servant. Everyone there is scared of him, specially the instructors!!! It is not a good environment and it is NOT worth your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

The neighborhood is horrible and it seems like the owners are gangsters because of how they do their sales. They pressure you into contracts that are impossible to break. Read the contract thoroughly because it has a lot of very sketchy parts. They make you think there are only 1 and 2 year contracts but once they told BBB that they DO have monthly contracts. They lie and cheat and never answer your calls when you have inquiries. Master Kim lies all the time and when you ask him something he makes you feel ignorant and talks to you like you are his servant. Everyone there is scared of him, specially the instructors!!! It is not a good environment and it is NOT worth your money.

Cons: sketchy sales practices, horrible customer service

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The neighborhood is horrible and it seems like the owners are gangsters because of how they do their sales. They pressure you into contracts that are impossible to break. Read the contract thoroughly because it has a lot of very sketchy parts. They make you think there are only 1 and 2 year contracts but they told BBB that they DO have monthly contracts. They lie and cheat and never answer your calls when you have inquiries. Master Kim lies all the time and when you ask him something he makes you feel ignorant and talks to you like you are his servant. Everyone there is scared of him, specially the instructors!!! It is not a good environment and it is NOT worth your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

The neighborhood is horrible and it seems like the owners are gangsters because of how they do their sales. They pressure you into contracts that are impossible to break. Read the contract thoroughly because it has a lot of very sketchy parts. They make you think there are only 1 and 2 year contracts but they told BBB that they DO have monthly contracts. They lie and cheat and never answer your calls when you have inquiries. Master Kim lies all the time and when you ask him something he makes you feel ignorant and talks to you like you are his servant. Everyone there is scared of him, specially the instructors!!! It is not a good environment and it is NOT worth your money.

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When it comes to studying martial arts, Tiger Kim's Academy is the real deal. Tiger Kim's Academy offers its students an authentic and disciplined approach to studying Korean martial arts styles including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido and general self defense. There are few martial arts schools in Denver that can offer the depth of instruction available at Tiger Kim's Academy from so many experienced and accomplished black belts that the school has produced over the past 34 years. I also appreciate the school's emphasis on family values, and the opportunity to train together as a family as there are very few sports where parents can work out right beside their kids. This is not a rare occurrence at Tiger Kim's Academy, but in fact, there are many families studying martial arts together at the school. My daughter and I started attending Tiger Kim's Academy three years ago as white belts, and now have both achieved the rank of red belts, and at our own pace hope to achieve our black belts together some day. We've learned a great deal about self defense and martial arts in that time, but what I love most is that it has become a lifestyle for us and we enjoy taking class together as a family. One of the school's often referred to slogans is ""a family that kicks together, sticks together,"" and we have embraced that lifestyle. It is also often said that Tiger Kim's Academy is one big family, and that is evident in how the school is run starting with the example set by the Kim family. It is inspirational to see Grandmaster Kim, a legend in the sport, have continued presence at the school he founded over three decades ago. Whether he is greeting students with a warm ""chun song"" as you enter the Do Jang, or if he's serving on a distinguished judges' panel presenting medals won by students at one of the school's many community-wide martial arts tournaments, Grandmaster Kim is a formidable presence and a lifetime ambassador of the sport. Today, as a second generation family business, Tiger Kim's Academy is run by Grandmaster Tiger Kim's accomplished son, Master Kim, whose vision and leadership ensures the Do Jang at Tiger Kim's Academy is a friendly and safe haven for students of all ages to study martial arts. I believe there is no better martial arts school in Denver and I am proud to be a part of the Tiger Kim's Academy family.""\n\nChun Song!\nChristin, Age 43\nLindsay, Age 9\n

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★★★★★

When it comes to studying martial arts, Tiger Kim's Academy is the real deal. Tiger Kim's Academy offers its students an authentic and disciplined approach to studying Korean martial arts styles including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido and general self defense. There are few martial arts schools in Denver that can offer the depth of instruction available at Tiger Kim's Academy from so many experienced and accomplished black belts that the school has produced over the past 34 years. I also appreciate the school's emphasis on family values, and the opportunity to train together as a family as there are very few sports where parents can work out right beside their kids. This is not a rare occurrence at Tiger Kim's Academy, but in fact, there are many families studying martial arts together at the school. My daughter and I started attending Tiger Kim's Academy three years ago as white belts, and now have both achieved the rank of red belts, and at our own pace hope to achieve our black belts together some day. We've learned a great deal about self defense and martial arts in that time, but what I love most is that it has become a lifestyle for us and we enjoy taking class together as a family. One of the school's often referred to slogans is ""a family that kicks together, sticks together,"" and we have embraced that lifestyle. It is also often said that Tiger Kim's Academy is one big family, and that is evident in how the school is run starting with the example set by the Kim family. It is inspirational to see Grandmaster Kim, a legend in the sport, have continued presence at the school he founded over three decades ago. Whether he is greeting students with a warm ""chun song"" as you enter the Do Jang, or if he's serving on a distinguished judges' panel presenting medals won by students at one of the school's many community-wide martial arts tournaments, Grandmaster Kim is a formidable presence and a lifetime ambassador of the sport. Today, as a second generation family business, Tiger Kim's Academy is run by Grandmaster Tiger Kim's accomplished son, Master Kim, whose vision and leadership ensures the Do Jang at Tiger Kim's Academy is a friendly and safe haven for students of all ages to study martial arts. I believe there is no better martial arts school in Denver and I am proud to be a part of the Tiger Kim's Academy family.""\n\nChun Song!\nChristin, Age 43\nLindsay, Age 9\n

Pros: School's emphasis on family values.

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I have been attending the women??s self defense classes at Tiger Kim??s Academy for almost a year. I found them challenging, but they were so much fun that I kept going even though they were very difficult for me. Not only have I learned a lot of useful self-defense techniques, but after only a few classes my overall level of physical fitness and alertness improved quite a lot. The classes are still difficult, but not beyond my ability now.
After going to the women??s self-defense classes for about three months, I decided to enroll as a regular student at the Academy and I??ve been taking classes there ever since. When I began studying at Tiger Kim??s, I expected not to be taken seriously because I was so much older than the other students, but I found that I was treated just like everyone else there. The instructors and senior belts are always willing to answer questions or help us work on technique, and every student gets a lot of encouragement. In every class we work on several different things, so it never becomes dull or routine. I particularly like the emphasis on the tenets of Tae Kwon Do and the mental discipline while we are learning the physical skills.
I have progressed much faster than I expected to. My stamina, balance and flexibility continue to improve, and I??ve seen improvement in some of my other skills??for example, my horsemanship is noticeably better than it was before I began studying Tae Kwon Do. I would recommend Tiger Kim??s Academy to anyone who is willing to work hard in the study of martial arts.
Sincerley,
Kate

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★★★★★

I have been attending the women??s self defense classes at Tiger Kim??s Academy for almost a year. I found them challenging, but they were so much fun that I kept going even though they were very difficult for me. Not only have I learned a lot of useful self-defense techniques, but after only a few classes my overall level of physical fitness and alertness improved quite a lot. The classes are still difficult, but not beyond my ability now.
After going to the women??s self-defense classes for about three months, I decided to enroll as a regular student at the Academy and I??ve been taking classes there ever since. When I began studying at Tiger Kim??s, I expected not to be taken seriously because I was so much older than the other students, but I found that I was treated just like everyone else there. The instructors and senior belts are always willing to answer questions or help us work on technique, and every student gets a lot of encouragement. In every class we work on several different things, so it never becomes dull or routine. I particularly like the emphasis on the tenets of Tae Kwon Do and the mental discipline while we are learning the physical skills.
I have progressed much faster than I expected to. My stamina, balance and flexibility continue to improve, and I??ve seen improvement in some of my other skills??for example, my horsemanship is noticeably better than it was before I began studying Tae Kwon Do. I would recommend Tiger Kim??s Academy to anyone who is willing to work hard in the study of martial arts.
Sincerley,
Kate

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When it comes to studying martial arts, Tiger Kim's Academy is the real deal. Tiger Kim's Academy offers its students an authentic and disciplined approach to studying Korean martial arts styles including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido and general self defense. There are few martial arts schools in Denver that can offer the depth of instruction available at Tiger Kim's Academy from so many experienced and accomplished black belts that the school has produced over the past 34 years. I also appreciate the school's emphasis on family values, and the opportunity to train together as a family as there are very few sports where parents can work out right beside their kids. This is not a rare occurrence at Tiger Kim's Academy, but in fact, there are many families studying martial arts together at the school. My daughter and I started attending Tiger Kim's Academy three years ago as white belts, and now have both achieved the rank of red belts, and at our own pace hope to achieve our black belts together some day. We've learned a great deal about self defense and martial arts in that time, but what I love most is that it has become a lifestyle for us and we enjoy taking class together as a family. One of the school's often referred to slogans is "a family that kicks together, sticks together," and we have embraced that lifestyle. It is also often said that Tiger Kim's Academy is one big family, and that is evident in how the school is run starting with the example set by the Kim family. It is inspirational to see Grandmaster Kim, a legend in the sport, have continued presence at the school he founded over three decades ago. Whether he is greeting students with a warm "chun song" as you enter the Do Jang, or if he's serving on a distinguished judges' panel presenting medals won by students at one of the school's many community-wide martial arts tournaments, Grandmaster Kim is a formidable presence and a lifetime ambassador of the sport. Today, as a second generation family business, Tiger Kim's Academy is run by Grandmaster Tiger Kim's accomplished son, Master Kim, whose vision and leadership ensures the Do Jang at Tiger Kim's Academy is a friendly and safe haven for students of all ages to study martial arts. I believe there is no better martial arts school in Denver and am proud to be a part of the Tiger Kim's Academy family."

Chun Song!
Christin, Age 43
Lindsay, Age 9

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★★★★★

When it comes to studying martial arts, Tiger Kim's Academy is the real deal. Tiger Kim's Academy offers its students an authentic and disciplined approach to studying Korean martial arts styles including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido and general self defense. There are few martial arts schools in Denver that can offer the depth of instruction available at Tiger Kim's Academy from so many experienced and accomplished black belts that the school has produced over the past 34 years. I also appreciate the school's emphasis on family values, and the opportunity to train together as a family as there are very few sports where parents can work out right beside their kids. This is not a rare occurrence at Tiger Kim's Academy, but in fact, there are many families studying martial arts together at the school. My daughter and I started attending Tiger Kim's Academy three years ago as white belts, and now have both achieved the rank of red belts, and at our own pace hope to achieve our black belts together some day. We've learned a great deal about self defense and martial arts in that time, but what I love most is that it has become a lifestyle for us and we enjoy taking class together as a family. One of the school's often referred to slogans is "a family that kicks together, sticks together," and we have embraced that lifestyle. It is also often said that Tiger Kim's Academy is one big family, and that is evident in how the school is run starting with the example set by the Kim family. It is inspirational to see Grandmaster Kim, a legend in the sport, have continued presence at the school he founded over three decades ago. Whether he is greeting students with a warm "chun song" as you enter the Do Jang, or if he's serving on a distinguished judges' panel presenting medals won by students at one of the school's many community-wide martial arts tournaments, Grandmaster Kim is a formidable presence and a lifetime ambassador of the sport. Today, as a second generation family business, Tiger Kim's Academy is run by Grandmaster Tiger Kim's accomplished son, Master Kim, whose vision and leadership ensures the Do Jang at Tiger Kim's Academy is a friendly and safe haven for students of all ages to study martial arts. I believe there is no better martial arts school in Denver and am proud to be a part of the Tiger Kim's Academy family."

Chun Song!
Christin, Age 43
Lindsay, Age 9

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Every time we deal with them it gets worse. Be very careful when signing agreements. They will not let you out. The owner is one of the most horrible human beings I have met.

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Every time we deal with them it gets worse. Be very careful when signing agreements. They will not let you out. The owner is one of the most horrible human beings I have met.

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This is the numer one worst acedemy in Denver,There is both people father & son are crazy for money.They can do anything for money.Do not sign contract,There is a lots of acedemy in Denver ,please chek them first.It is totaly useless & time westing academy. People read its first & again NEVER sign his contract for 2 years.

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This is the numer one worst acedemy in Denver,There is both people father & son are crazy for money.They can do anything for money.Do not sign contract,There is a lots of acedemy in Denver ,please chek them first.It is totaly useless & time westing academy. People read its first & again NEVER sign his contract for 2 years.

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""This place is a complete JOKE. The training they provide is substandard and not worth the money. They WILL use BUNK sales presentations and misrepresent the products and services that they provide; and they do this all in the name of MONEY. They will often fail to disclose certain information regarding the contracts that they utilize, even if you ask them. They will in some instances use high pressure sales tactics to try and get you to sign a 2 year contract as opposed to a contract with a short term. Be very weary of Sung Kim he will do everything within his power to deceive and misguide you into believing that they are the BEST Tae Kwon Do studio that Denver has to offer. Don't be fooled though...do you homework and you will find BETTER academy's that have genuine interests in their students. Tiger Kim's Academy's mission statement should be ""we will promise you the world...then we'll lie to you & take your money. DISHONESTY RULES!!!! Don't waste your valuable time and money with this business""

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★☆☆☆☆

""This place is a complete JOKE. The training they provide is substandard and not worth the money. They WILL use BUNK sales presentations and misrepresent the products and services that they provide; and they do this all in the name of MONEY. They will often fail to disclose certain information regarding the contracts that they utilize, even if you ask them. They will in some instances use high pressure sales tactics to try and get you to sign a 2 year contract as opposed to a contract with a short term. Be very weary of Sung Kim he will do everything within his power to deceive and misguide you into believing that they are the BEST Tae Kwon Do studio that Denver has to offer. Don't be fooled though...do you homework and you will find BETTER academy's that have genuine interests in their students. Tiger Kim's Academy's mission statement should be ""we will promise you the world...then we'll lie to you & take your money. DISHONESTY RULES!!!! Don't waste your valuable time and money with this business""

Pros: No pro's

Cons: Decietful,misrepresenting and very rude

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"This place is a complete JOKE. The training they provide is substandard and not worth the money. They WILL use BUNK sales presentations and misrepresent the products and services that they provide; and they do this all in the name of MONEY. They will often fail to disclose certain information regarding the contracts that they utilize, even if you ask them. They will in some instances use high pressure sales tactics to try and get you to sign a 2 year contract as opposed to a contract with a short term. Be very weary of Sung Kim he will do everything within his power to deceive and misguide you into believing that they are the BEST Tae Kwon Do studio that Denver has to offer. Don't be fooled though...do you homework and you will find BETTER academy's that have genuine interests in their students. Tiger Kim's Academy's mission statement should be "we'll promise you the world...then we'll lie to you & take your money. DISHONESTY RULES! Don't waste your valuable time OR money with this bunk organization"

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★☆☆☆☆

"This place is a complete JOKE. The training they provide is substandard and not worth the money. They WILL use BUNK sales presentations and misrepresent the products and services that they provide; and they do this all in the name of MONEY. They will often fail to disclose certain information regarding the contracts that they utilize, even if you ask them. They will in some instances use high pressure sales tactics to try and get you to sign a 2 year contract as opposed to a contract with a short term. Be very weary of Sung Kim he will do everything within his power to deceive and misguide you into believing that they are the BEST Tae Kwon Do studio that Denver has to offer. Don't be fooled though...do you homework and you will find BETTER academy's that have genuine interests in their students. Tiger Kim's Academy's mission statement should be "we'll promise you the world...then we'll lie to you & take your money. DISHONESTY RULES! Don't waste your valuable time OR money with this bunk organization"

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When I asked more about the contract they wouldnt explain to me in detail. Instead he asked me if I was a student and when I responded YES .. he said = well ITS SIMPLE ENGLISH. Very disrespectful attitude when the customer is only asking to clarify what some of the items in the contract mean. \r\n\r\nWhen I signed the contract ... I wanted to cancel it before the 3 days that the contract states that its possible to do so but the Master wouldnt listen to what I had to say and tried to hang up as soon as possible, telling me I should show up next week. He ignored my request to talk more about the contract and thus I was forced to see him to cancel my contract after the 3 days. Now APPARENTLY I cannot cancel it because he totally ignored my request to see him. \r\n\r\nTheres no understanding on their side and I dont recommend anyone to join. There must be great academys out there that will not try to steal from you by ignoring your calls and concerns.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I asked more about the contract they wouldnt explain to me in detail. Instead he asked me if I was a student and when I responded YES .. he said = well ITS SIMPLE ENGLISH. Very disrespectful attitude when the customer is only asking to clarify what some of the items in the contract mean. \r\n\r\nWhen I signed the contract ... I wanted to cancel it before the 3 days that the contract states that its possible to do so but the Master wouldnt listen to what I had to say and tried to hang up as soon as possible, telling me I should show up next week. He ignored my request to talk more about the contract and thus I was forced to see him to cancel my contract after the 3 days. Now APPARENTLY I cannot cancel it because he totally ignored my request to see him. \r\n\r\nTheres no understanding on their side and I dont recommend anyone to join. There must be great academys out there that will not try to steal from you by ignoring your calls and concerns.

Cons: sketchy sales practices, bad customer service, disrespectful

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This guy really must be stupid, they helped me in every way. They let me try on all the uniforms, different sizes as well.. And they got a great selection of martial arts goods. They have been there for years if you haven't been you need to go. Did I mention they have a discount program for frequent buyers... Well this is my opinion but you just don't avoid a movie a friend says is bad and you just end up enjoying it instead?

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★★★★★

This guy really must be stupid, they helped me in every way. They let me try on all the uniforms, different sizes as well.. And they got a great selection of martial arts goods. They have been there for years if you haven't been you need to go. Did I mention they have a discount program for frequent buyers... Well this is my opinion but you just don't avoid a movie a friend says is bad and you just end up enjoying it instead?

Pros: they have great selection of goods in stock!

Cons: some items have to be ordered, but come in quick!

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I purchased a uniform that was at least 3 sizes to big for the biggest person in the world. Tiger would not return the money when I returned the item. The store has a few items of general use, shorts, Gi... Everything else is a curio item, a trinket. He refuses to return the money. Is this the way to build customers, especially from other gym owners. You decide!

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased a uniform that was at least 3 sizes to big for the biggest person in the world. Tiger would not return the money when I returned the item. The store has a few items of general use, shorts, Gi... Everything else is a curio item, a trinket. He refuses to return the money. Is this the way to build customers, especially from other gym owners. You decide!

Pros: Busy street

Cons: Old school and customer respect is low

 

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