White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts

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  • 1605 NW Maynard Rd

    Cary, NC 27513

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  • 919-469-3553

About White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts

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Monday-Friday: 6:30am-9pm Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm

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We started off really liking the place. The staff was friendly, the kids got along great with their instructors, etc. Now that we have left, all the niceness is gone. \r
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We put both of our kids in, but could not afford to attend

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We started off really liking the place. The staff was friendly, the kids got along great with their instructors, etc. Now that we have left, all the niceness is gone. \r
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We put both of our kids in, but could not afford to attend

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I started training at White Tiger several years ago and am currently training to test for my second degree black belt and hope to continue my training there for many more years. The Masters, instructors and other families that attend

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I started training at White Tiger several years ago and am currently training to test for my second degree black belt and hope to continue my training there for many more years. The Masters, instructors and other families that attend

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My name is Robert A.M.Obong. I have been part of the White Tiger family for over six years. When I started out as a White Belt at seven years old, I had no idea how much my life was going to be impacted by lessons to come and the level

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My name is Robert A.M.Obong. I have been part of the White Tiger family for over six years. When I started out as a White Belt at seven years old, I had no idea how much my life was going to be impacted by lessons to come and the level

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I am Alex P. I am 9 years old and I live in Cary N.C. I've got a problem... Winter is too cold for outdoor activities sometimes. The solution... White Tiger Taekwondo! It is indoor and warm. Sometimes the sparring matches get hot!!! White Tiger has great forms, self defense, kicks and testings from Korea. Not to forget the excellent instructors and masters. I have been to other Taekwondo doe-jhangs (schools) but White Tiger beat out the competitors. I highly recommend White Tiger. Who knows, maybe I'll see you there!?

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I am Alex P. I am 9 years old and I live in Cary N.C. I've got a problem... Winter is too cold for outdoor activities sometimes. The solution... White Tiger Taekwondo! It is indoor and warm. Sometimes the sparring matches get hot!!! White Tiger has great forms, self defense, kicks and testings from Korea. Not to forget the excellent instructors and masters. I have been to other Taekwondo doe-jhangs (schools) but White Tiger beat out the competitors. I highly recommend White Tiger. Who knows, maybe I'll see you there!?

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I am Alex P. I am 9 years old and I live in Cary. I've got a problem... Winter is too cold for outdoor activities sometimes. The solution... White Tiger Taekwondo! It is indoor and warm. Sometimes the sparring matches get hot!!! White

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I am Alex P. I am 9 years old and I live in Cary. I've got a problem... Winter is too cold for outdoor activities sometimes. The solution... White Tiger Taekwondo! It is indoor and warm. Sometimes the sparring matches get hot!!! White

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Letter of recommendation for your son that was submitted with his Black Belt Application from his Parents:\r
Although C began Taekwondo at a very young age, he practiced hard and learned so much. This has helped him tremendously with his

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Letter of recommendation for your son that was submitted with his Black Belt Application from his Parents:\r
Although C began Taekwondo at a very young age, he practiced hard and learned so much. This has helped him tremendously with his

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We have belonged to White Tiger since early summer 2012. I have two boys who take classes and are in the black belt club. We looked at many other TKD centers in the area (really, they are on every corner), but decided White Tiger was the

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We have belonged to White Tiger since early summer 2012. I have two boys who take classes and are in the black belt club. We looked at many other TKD centers in the area (really, they are on every corner), but decided White Tiger was the

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Never have I been so excited to see my kids finish a black belt. 3 years, more time and money than I could ever have imagined and finally it's here. Despite the kids testing in May 2012, our 3 year contract running out in Sept 2012, we

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Never have I been so excited to see my kids finish a black belt. 3 years, more time and money than I could ever have imagined and finally it's here. Despite the kids testing in May 2012, our 3 year contract running out in Sept 2012, we

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I??m 8 years old, and after almost four years of practice, I will test for my black belt in Taekwondo this month. It has been hard at times, but I really love the sport. I have enjoyed learning this martial art and training at White Tiger. My flexibility, strength and stamina have improved. White Tiger has many different types of classes each week, including forms, sparring, self defense, and board breaking. The instructors are what make the place fun. They are very knowledgeable and encouraging. Many of them were visiting from Korea. I plan to continue to work to get my 10th Dan belt in the future.

White Tiger has different teams. One, which I am on, is the leadership team. They help teach classes. There is also a demonstration team that does shows. White Tiger also has a community cares program that works with at-risk youth.

I have really enjoyed my time with the school. In addition to taekwondo, we learn about confidence and respect. We also do a lot of fun things. I have attended summer and track-out camps there, and these are the best camps I have attended. I have also gotten to know about Korean culture, I have marched in parades with them, I have had birthday parties there, and I have participated in many other fun activities and seminars.

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I??m 8 years old, and after almost four years of practice, I will test for my black belt in Taekwondo this month. It has been hard at times, but I really love the sport. I have enjoyed learning this martial art and training at White Tiger. My flexibility, strength and stamina have improved. White Tiger has many different types of classes each week, including forms, sparring, self defense, and board breaking. The instructors are what make the place fun. They are very knowledgeable and encouraging. Many of them were visiting from Korea. I plan to continue to work to get my 10th Dan belt in the future.

White Tiger has different teams. One, which I am on, is the leadership team. They help teach classes. There is also a demonstration team that does shows. White Tiger also has a community cares program that works with at-risk youth.

I have really enjoyed my time with the school. In addition to taekwondo, we learn about confidence and respect. We also do a lot of fun things. I have attended summer and track-out camps there, and these are the best camps I have attended. I have also gotten to know about Korean culture, I have marched in parades with them, I have had birthday parties there, and I have participated in many other fun activities and seminars.

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I have been at White Tiger for many years and absolutely love their programs.Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art form that dates back to 1st century BC. In the mid-1950s, Taekwondo was introduced to the United States. In 1988

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I have been at White Tiger for many years and absolutely love their programs.Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art form that dates back to 1st century BC. In the mid-1950s, Taekwondo was introduced to the United States. In 1988

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I began training at white tiger in 2009 as a way to get in shape and learn to defend myself, little did I know that I was setting off on a journey of self discovery. My first day was an experience I will never forget after years of waiting I was finally getting to train in the martial arts, but with no idea how to prepare I came very unprepared after pushing as hard as I could being encouraged the entire way I had to step out and rest and eat. The staff there was very helpful they gave me advice and encouraged me not to give up. That experience would make some people not return but due to the encouragement I came back determined to complete the class with all the confidence to it (I have had no problems after that day).
Continuing on my journey I learned much more than defense I also learned Korean culture, respect, and self confidence. While learning many hapkido techniques I was also developing my life after just one year I found my self treating people differently and receiving more respect as well I respected my self and looked for more in life and with the perseverance that I gained from training I got it.
Now as I approach my black belt test I realize that this is not the end of a journey but instead a mile stone. What this experience has shown me is the tiger with in me now that I have discovered that is is time to cultivate it and make it into the skilled tiger I know it can be in all areas in life. In short my decision to join white tiger and learn hapkido was the best I ever made.

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I began training at white tiger in 2009 as a way to get in shape and learn to defend myself, little did I know that I was setting off on a journey of self discovery. My first day was an experience I will never forget after years of waiting I was finally getting to train in the martial arts, but with no idea how to prepare I came very unprepared after pushing as hard as I could being encouraged the entire way I had to step out and rest and eat. The staff there was very helpful they gave me advice and encouraged me not to give up. That experience would make some people not return but due to the encouragement I came back determined to complete the class with all the confidence to it (I have had no problems after that day).
Continuing on my journey I learned much more than defense I also learned Korean culture, respect, and self confidence. While learning many hapkido techniques I was also developing my life after just one year I found my self treating people differently and receiving more respect as well I respected my self and looked for more in life and with the perseverance that I gained from training I got it.
Now as I approach my black belt test I realize that this is not the end of a journey but instead a mile stone. What this experience has shown me is the tiger with in me now that I have discovered that is is time to cultivate it and make it into the skilled tiger I know it can be in all areas in life. In short my decision to join white tiger and learn hapkido was the best I ever made.

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We relocated to Cary, NC the Summer of 2009 and in looking for martial arts schools to continue practicing Tae Kwon Do we visited a lot of schools in the area. We were very impressed from the beginning with White Tiger . Our children Gabriel and Giselle ( 8 year old twins) like the school and the Masters made them feel right at home. Tae Kwon Do for our family is a lifestyle, we enjoy the benefits of self improvement in body, mind and spirit. We spend time together as a family, in a family oriented environment where we got to meet great people and enjoy the benefits of staying active. We feel that with the level of professionalism and knowledge White Tiger has made a difference in our level of confidence and dedication to Martial Arts. Master Randy and her team are great and we highly recommend them.

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We relocated to Cary, NC the Summer of 2009 and in looking for martial arts schools to continue practicing Tae Kwon Do we visited a lot of schools in the area. We were very impressed from the beginning with White Tiger . Our children Gabriel and Giselle ( 8 year old twins) like the school and the Masters made them feel right at home. Tae Kwon Do for our family is a lifestyle, we enjoy the benefits of self improvement in body, mind and spirit. We spend time together as a family, in a family oriented environment where we got to meet great people and enjoy the benefits of staying active. We feel that with the level of professionalism and knowledge White Tiger has made a difference in our level of confidence and dedication to Martial Arts. Master Randy and her team are great and we highly recommend them.

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We relocated to Cary, NC the Summer of 2009 and in looking for martial arts schools to continue practicing Tae Kwon Do we visited a lot of schools in the area. We were very impressed from the beginning with White Tiger . Our children

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We relocated to Cary, NC the Summer of 2009 and in looking for martial arts schools to continue practicing Tae Kwon Do we visited a lot of schools in the area. We were very impressed from the beginning with White Tiger . Our children

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When I found out I was having daughters, I rationalized that I couldn't be there to defend them their entire lives and that they would need to fend off possible future advances. I wanted to feel like they could take care of themselves,

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When I found out I was having daughters, I rationalized that I couldn't be there to defend them their entire lives and that they would need to fend off possible future advances. I wanted to feel like they could take care of themselves,

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I just wanted to take a moment to describe my experience at White Tiger Tkd. In 2005, I began taking Tae Kwon Do at White Tiger. It was a great experience for me then, but after 6 months, I had to take an extended time off from

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I just wanted to take a moment to describe my experience at White Tiger Tkd. In 2005, I began taking Tae Kwon Do at White Tiger. It was a great experience for me then, but after 6 months, I had to take an extended time off from

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I wanted to sign up because a friend told me about it.

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I wanted to sign up because a friend told me about it.

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Stephen, Think before you review an entire organization. I am a senior Black Belt that was at the same tournament. And one of your instructors. And yes, you were kicked in places that are off limits but not by on of the White Tiger

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Stephen, Think before you review an entire organization. I am a senior Black Belt that was at the same tournament. And one of your instructors. And yes, you were kicked in places that are off limits but not by on of the White Tiger

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I'd like to apologize to the White Tiger organization for my recent review. I was very upset and angry over my match, and I just lost my temper. I didn't realize that my fellow competitor was not part of White Tiger, and would again like

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I'd like to apologize to the White Tiger organization for my recent review. I was very upset and angry over my match, and I just lost my temper. I didn't realize that my fellow competitor was not part of White Tiger, and would again like

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I have been with white tiger for 7 years, and it has been a couple years since leaving and I have witnessed all the changing and it was for the complete worse. The atmosphere has changed greatly since the loss of the old masters, I am

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I have been with white tiger for 7 years, and it has been a couple years since leaving and I have witnessed all the changing and it was for the complete worse. The atmosphere has changed greatly since the loss of the old masters, I am

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Pay good attention to the bad reviews, they are recommending another school. That only means that those comments are from the competitors, trying to get people by saying bad things about White Tiger in Cary.\r
I really recommend this

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Pay good attention to the bad reviews, they are recommending another school. That only means that those comments are from the competitors, trying to get people by saying bad things about White Tiger in Cary.\r
I really recommend this

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Before my son joined White Tiger Taekwondo, he had tried a lot of sports and outdoor activities, but none of them could keep him interested and involved, which made my husband and I very frustrated. We really want him to be active rather than staying inside home playing games. Things changed after we sent him to White Tiger Taekwondo's summer camp in 2008.
After a week long summer camp ended, he wanted to join White Tiger Taekwondo as a member to train there. It has been two years since he joined White Tiger Taekwondo. he has grown a lot, from white belt to bodon belt, and just finished his black belt test a week ago. He really loves White Tiger Taekwondo, loves his instructors and team mates. He really enjoyed his time at White Tiger. He even joined White Tiger Taekwondo's Demo team. The training at White Tiger has great impact on every aspect of his life. He became a kid with confidence, pride and willing to take leadership. As parents, we are very proud of what our son has achieved.
We thank White Tiger Taekwondo for helping my son becomes who he is today.

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Before my son joined White Tiger Taekwondo, he had tried a lot of sports and outdoor activities, but none of them could keep him interested and involved, which made my husband and I very frustrated. We really want him to be active rather than staying inside home playing games. Things changed after we sent him to White Tiger Taekwondo's summer camp in 2008.
After a week long summer camp ended, he wanted to join White Tiger Taekwondo as a member to train there. It has been two years since he joined White Tiger Taekwondo. he has grown a lot, from white belt to bodon belt, and just finished his black belt test a week ago. He really loves White Tiger Taekwondo, loves his instructors and team mates. He really enjoyed his time at White Tiger. He even joined White Tiger Taekwondo's Demo team. The training at White Tiger has great impact on every aspect of his life. He became a kid with confidence, pride and willing to take leadership. As parents, we are very proud of what our son has achieved.
We thank White Tiger Taekwondo for helping my son becomes who he is today.

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Before my son joined White Tiger Taekwondo, he had tried a lot of sports and outdoor activities, but none of them could keep him interested and involved, which made my husband and I very frustrated. We really want him to be active rather

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Before my son joined White Tiger Taekwondo, he had tried a lot of sports and outdoor activities, but none of them could keep him interested and involved, which made my husband and I very frustrated. We really want him to be active rather

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This is an amazing school! Beautiful! The membership prices are inexpensive for the services rendered. The Demonstrations are awesome, Birthday parties top-of-the-line and the class schedule very flexable. Many different styles to choose

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This is an amazing school! Beautiful! The membership prices are inexpensive for the services rendered. The Demonstrations are awesome, Birthday parties top-of-the-line and the class schedule very flexable. Many different styles to choose

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i have trained at WT for 7 years.
I had a job there i thought TKD and was a counselor.
If i was ever to make a simple mistake she would yell at me and throw a fit at me. Most of the people reading the reviews below might think that Rondy was giving the masters "great care" but i was close to all the master. I went to their houses, went on vactions with them. We were all like a family so i would know how they feel. Master Rondy underpays, gives no health insurance, doesnt care for the masters, and is very unprofessional business wise. On the website she claims she is a 2nd degree in Muay thai........... the funny thing is there is no belt system in muay thai. She is a black belt in ji do kwan.................... ji do kwan is a school not a martial art.... certified yogo instructer?!?!?!?! hahaha she can barely lift her legto her stomach. most of her info is bogus she just trying make herself look professional. She think because shes done martial arts and lived in korea for 2 year she knows everything about korean culture.... haha this place is just a money magnet. oh yeah 7th degree pro tkd?? hahah for one she is not old enough for 7th degree and pro tkd is looked down upon in korea. if u r looking for a good tkd school look up kim white tiger in chapel hill or yongin martial arts in holly springs this is where the former master r right now. oh and also too much drama.

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i have trained at WT for 7 years.
I had a job there i thought TKD and was a counselor.
If i was ever to make a simple mistake she would yell at me and throw a fit at me. Most of the people reading the reviews below might think that Rondy was giving the masters "great care" but i was close to all the master. I went to their houses, went on vactions with them. We were all like a family so i would know how they feel. Master Rondy underpays, gives no health insurance, doesnt care for the masters, and is very unprofessional business wise. On the website she claims she is a 2nd degree in Muay thai........... the funny thing is there is no belt system in muay thai. She is a black belt in ji do kwan.................... ji do kwan is a school not a martial art.... certified yogo instructer?!?!?!?! hahaha she can barely lift her legto her stomach. most of her info is bogus she just trying make herself look professional. She think because shes done martial arts and lived in korea for 2 year she knows everything about korean culture.... haha this place is just a money magnet. oh yeah 7th degree pro tkd?? hahah for one she is not old enough for 7th degree and pro tkd is looked down upon in korea. if u r looking for a good tkd school look up kim white tiger in chapel hill or yongin martial arts in holly springs this is where the former master r right now. oh and also too much drama.

Pros: uhhhhh for this place?? none

Cons: the OWNER! RONDY(MONEY HUGGER)

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I write because I am Fan the Demo Team but I suggest
something I Know the want to use the Oldest kids but I know they has kid around 9-10 years they are part of the demo team for long time and they are good. Use those kids they bring also attraction to the school.
Give them the opportunity they are good too and also I think they are black belt I am not sure they are second degree. I know using little kids to they going to bring more student to White Tiger.

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I write because I am Fan the Demo Team but I suggest
something I Know the want to use the Oldest kids but I know they has kid around 9-10 years they are part of the demo team for long time and they are good. Use those kids they bring also attraction to the school.
Give them the opportunity they are good too and also I think they are black belt I am not sure they are second degree. I know using little kids to they going to bring more student to White Tiger.

Pros: Good Taekwondo School

Cons: Demo Team

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It??s been two years since my family and I have become part of White Tiger. Before we joined, we researched other schools closer to our home. These other schools were so eager with pressure to sign us up immediately so we left. We made our choice based on our personal experience with Master Rondy during a private session. We did not rely on these reviews that get so out of hand and are so ??grade school.? Today, if we had to do it over again, we??d still choose White Tiger regardless of any comments/reviews. It is the best facility in this state with the best instructors who truly care about its students. My family??s personal experience with Master Rondy and her staff have always been very professional and pleasant. Master Rondy is a wonderful lady who has truly stayed committed to all the children and students of White Tiger despite these unexpected ??growing pains.?? My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at White Tiger and developed lasting friendships with other students. At the end of the day, that's all that matters. No regrets here, only deep and sincere appreciation.

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It??s been two years since my family and I have become part of White Tiger. Before we joined, we researched other schools closer to our home. These other schools were so eager with pressure to sign us up immediately so we left. We made our choice based on our personal experience with Master Rondy during a private session. We did not rely on these reviews that get so out of hand and are so ??grade school.? Today, if we had to do it over again, we??d still choose White Tiger regardless of any comments/reviews. It is the best facility in this state with the best instructors who truly care about its students. My family??s personal experience with Master Rondy and her staff have always been very professional and pleasant. Master Rondy is a wonderful lady who has truly stayed committed to all the children and students of White Tiger despite these unexpected ??growing pains.?? My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at White Tiger and developed lasting friendships with other students. At the end of the day, that's all that matters. No regrets here, only deep and sincere appreciation.

Pros: Students come first

Cons: NONE

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I wanted to comment on a previous review but I couldn't fit it within 500 characters.
I think the former employee who basically said only the negatives about White Tiger does not know anything about Korean traditions.
I agree that performing demonstrations at late hours at night were very unfair. But the whole parties thing and household chores are really not a big issue for Koreans. It's a way of showing respect to the boss. And paying for medical bills should be the masters' responsibilites. Did Master Chang or Rondy personally cause their injuries? They knew what they were risking when they decided to go into this working field like any other sport. It's hard work. Nobody told them it would be an easy job. They are called "masters".The hard work the masters do is part of their job. And what's wrong with taking a nap if you are the boss. It is stressful to be working in a business in this tough economy and employing all the masters. Does the nap harm anyone? When I met Master Rondy, she was not friendly and looked more like a businesswoman than a "master". Now that Master Chang and the other Korean masters have left I have too. And I'm sure that it's like a factory now targeting consumers' money more than anything. If you are looking for real quality martial arts, go to Kim's White Tiger, just 30 minutes from White Tiger, the factory.

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I wanted to comment on a previous review but I couldn't fit it within 500 characters.
I think the former employee who basically said only the negatives about White Tiger does not know anything about Korean traditions.
I agree that performing demonstrations at late hours at night were very unfair. But the whole parties thing and household chores are really not a big issue for Koreans. It's a way of showing respect to the boss. And paying for medical bills should be the masters' responsibilites. Did Master Chang or Rondy personally cause their injuries? They knew what they were risking when they decided to go into this working field like any other sport. It's hard work. Nobody told them it would be an easy job. They are called "masters".The hard work the masters do is part of their job. And what's wrong with taking a nap if you are the boss. It is stressful to be working in a business in this tough economy and employing all the masters. Does the nap harm anyone? When I met Master Rondy, she was not friendly and looked more like a businesswoman than a "master". Now that Master Chang and the other Korean masters have left I have too. And I'm sure that it's like a factory now targeting consumers' money more than anything. If you are looking for real quality martial arts, go to Kim's White Tiger, just 30 minutes from White Tiger, the factory.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: No more Korean masters

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My family and I have been members of White Tiger for several years now. What attracted us to this school was the uniqueness of it. There are many taekwondo schools around but very few which offered us this type of experience. I must say that I am neither close to either Master Rondy, Master Chung or the Korean masters so my views are solely my own.

Over the last couple of years the changes that have taken place in the facility have been extremely hard to face. We have continued to stay loyal to the school with the belief that things would turn around. We stuck through the changes that took place once Master Rondy retired and then returned. It was sad to see how the personal matters of the former owners impacted the school. It is sad to see how the school has a feeling of division and people are choosing sides.

For my family and I, the integrity of what a martial arts experience should be about has been lost to gossip and back biting.

My family and I loved the training by the Korean Masters and although I did not feel the language was an issue for us as stated by someone's earlier review, their love for their craft was obvious. It was hard to to hear of their departure. I am not foolish enough to believe that anything we are being told is the absolute truth. I believe there is Master Rondy''s version and there is the the Korean Master's version and some where in between lies the truth.

It saddens me to say that once our contract expires my family and I will choose not to renew. Not because we don't believe the school will continue to be a success but simply because the foundation that this school was built on no longer exists.

We will take with us the wonderful friendships we have made with students and instructors.

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My family and I have been members of White Tiger for several years now. What attracted us to this school was the uniqueness of it. There are many taekwondo schools around but very few which offered us this type of experience. I must say that I am neither close to either Master Rondy, Master Chung or the Korean masters so my views are solely my own.

Over the last couple of years the changes that have taken place in the facility have been extremely hard to face. We have continued to stay loyal to the school with the belief that things would turn around. We stuck through the changes that took place once Master Rondy retired and then returned. It was sad to see how the personal matters of the former owners impacted the school. It is sad to see how the school has a feeling of division and people are choosing sides.

For my family and I, the integrity of what a martial arts experience should be about has been lost to gossip and back biting.

My family and I loved the training by the Korean Masters and although I did not feel the language was an issue for us as stated by someone's earlier review, their love for their craft was obvious. It was hard to to hear of their departure. I am not foolish enough to believe that anything we are being told is the absolute truth. I believe there is Master Rondy''s version and there is the the Korean Master's version and some where in between lies the truth.

It saddens me to say that once our contract expires my family and I will choose not to renew. Not because we don't believe the school will continue to be a success but simply because the foundation that this school was built on no longer exists.

We will take with us the wonderful friendships we have made with students and instructors.

Pros: facility

Cons: the current changes

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I have been training @ White Tiger for the last 3 years and regardless of what has happened with instructors, etc, I have been happy with the training I receive and would recommend this school to others. The class times are convenient, the instructors knowledgeable and friendly, and the facility second-to-none.

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I have been training @ White Tiger for the last 3 years and regardless of what has happened with instructors, etc, I have been happy with the training I receive and would recommend this school to others. The class times are convenient, the instructors knowledgeable and friendly, and the facility second-to-none.

Pros: Excellent Facility and Instruction

Cons: None

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It makes me sick to my stomach reading reviews about inferior instucters etc. How bout you get off your high horses and actually watch the new instructers. First off they speak english and I can understand them. Second, I have learned more in the past month then I did the month prior with the Korean masters. Master Rondy brought the drama into the Do jahng to inform her students. I would rather have someone confront me than hide all of the drama and have me wondering what is going on, As far as her treating masters....DO YOU KNOW THAT Master Rondy gave these masters a place to live, food, and health insurance when the kukkiwon only wants them to have the BARE MINIMUM. wow people who post here need to educate themselves because they are looking really dumb. AS FAR as what I am paying for. I am paying for a membership to the nicest, biggest, and friendlist gym in the country.

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It makes me sick to my stomach reading reviews about inferior instucters etc. How bout you get off your high horses and actually watch the new instructers. First off they speak english and I can understand them. Second, I have learned more in the past month then I did the month prior with the Korean masters. Master Rondy brought the drama into the Do jahng to inform her students. I would rather have someone confront me than hide all of the drama and have me wondering what is going on, As far as her treating masters....DO YOU KNOW THAT Master Rondy gave these masters a place to live, food, and health insurance when the kukkiwon only wants them to have the BARE MINIMUM. wow people who post here need to educate themselves because they are looking really dumb. AS FAR as what I am paying for. I am paying for a membership to the nicest, biggest, and friendlist gym in the country.

Pros: Excellent atmosphere, Great staff

Cons: not open sundays

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All of this is very sad. I have no way of knowing whose side to believe but in the end, it is all irrelevant. Drama like this should never make its way to the customer and I am disappointed that my family and I have had to experience it.

If the owners are mistreating the staff, that's unfortunate and they have every right to leave. My son truly enjoyed his interactions with the Korean Masters and he will miss them.

HOWEVER, walking out on their students without giving Master Rondy an opportunity to make arrangements to replace them was juvenile and unprofessional. It shows that they didn't care for their students as much as we thought they did.

I've heard and read alot through this ordeal about "cultural differences", staff mistreatment, marriage problems, blah blah blah. The only thing that matters is that I paid for my son to be taught by caring, knowledgeable Masters in an environment of learning and professionalism. The Masters have let us down. If Master Rondy drove them away, that's truly sad, but it's not really the point.

We will stick with White Tiger because I believe that Master Rondy deserves a second chance. Either way, you can be sure that we will never patronize a school owned or staffed by any of the Masters who walked out.

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★★★☆☆

All of this is very sad. I have no way of knowing whose side to believe but in the end, it is all irrelevant. Drama like this should never make its way to the customer and I am disappointed that my family and I have had to experience it.

If the owners are mistreating the staff, that's unfortunate and they have every right to leave. My son truly enjoyed his interactions with the Korean Masters and he will miss them.

HOWEVER, walking out on their students without giving Master Rondy an opportunity to make arrangements to replace them was juvenile and unprofessional. It shows that they didn't care for their students as much as we thought they did.

I've heard and read alot through this ordeal about "cultural differences", staff mistreatment, marriage problems, blah blah blah. The only thing that matters is that I paid for my son to be taught by caring, knowledgeable Masters in an environment of learning and professionalism. The Masters have let us down. If Master Rondy drove them away, that's truly sad, but it's not really the point.

We will stick with White Tiger because I believe that Master Rondy deserves a second chance. Either way, you can be sure that we will never patronize a school owned or staffed by any of the Masters who walked out.

Pros: My son is happy there

Cons: Like watching a hispanic soap opera

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The Korean masters at White Tiger are not allowed to have a voice. The students of White Tiger need to know that the Korean masters who walked out did not disrespect their students. The problem with White Tiger are the owners: Master Chang and Master Rondy. The Korean masters are highly skilled and provide quality martial arts instruction. They are used by Master Chang and Rondy so their pockets can be filled. Master Rondy made the Korean masters work so long, even demonstrating at ten o'clock at night! At times, they are made to work on Sundays. They were also made to do personal things for Master Chang and Rondy such as installing their hottub, watering their plants, cutting their lawn, folding towels, and even cleaning their house. Not only are the Korean masters overworked but they are underpaid. Master Chang is obviously not underpaid as he drives a Bently. The Korean masters are required to demonstrate so much. While they are professionals, they are human, and after being overworked, at times they can get hurt. After being injured, Master Chang and Rondy never paid for any medical bills. They did not provide health insurance for their employees but did for themselves. Probably the worst thing they have done is to make one Korean master and his family illegal. Some Saturdays were very difficult for the Korean masters. After teaching class since 8:00 in the morning, putting on multiple birthday parties, and black belt seminars, Master Chang would invite guests and make the Korean masters party at night. Those are not real parties for the Korean masters. The masters are made to feel like waiters and dancers...waiting on the guests, dancing for the guests, and demonstrating for them as well. The Korean masters never receive a break. While Master Chang and Master Rondy could nap during the day, the Korean masters could not and were forced to celebrate at the parties Master Chang threw for himself, I guess because he is lonely due to his ex-wife's unfriendliness.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Korean masters at White Tiger are not allowed to have a voice. The students of White Tiger need to know that the Korean masters who walked out did not disrespect their students. The problem with White Tiger are the owners: Master Chang and Master Rondy. The Korean masters are highly skilled and provide quality martial arts instruction. They are used by Master Chang and Rondy so their pockets can be filled. Master Rondy made the Korean masters work so long, even demonstrating at ten o'clock at night! At times, they are made to work on Sundays. They were also made to do personal things for Master Chang and Rondy such as installing their hottub, watering their plants, cutting their lawn, folding towels, and even cleaning their house. Not only are the Korean masters overworked but they are underpaid. Master Chang is obviously not underpaid as he drives a Bently. The Korean masters are required to demonstrate so much. While they are professionals, they are human, and after being overworked, at times they can get hurt. After being injured, Master Chang and Rondy never paid for any medical bills. They did not provide health insurance for their employees but did for themselves. Probably the worst thing they have done is to make one Korean master and his family illegal. Some Saturdays were very difficult for the Korean masters. After teaching class since 8:00 in the morning, putting on multiple birthday parties, and black belt seminars, Master Chang would invite guests and make the Korean masters party at night. Those are not real parties for the Korean masters. The masters are made to feel like waiters and dancers...waiting on the guests, dancing for the guests, and demonstrating for them as well. The Korean masters never receive a break. While Master Chang and Master Rondy could nap during the day, the Korean masters could not and were forced to celebrate at the parties Master Chang threw for himself, I guess because he is lonely due to his ex-wife's unfriendliness.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Rating Should Be "No" Star

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My husband, two sons and I started at White Tiger over 4 years ago. At that time Master Rondy and Master Chang were co-owners. Things change! Master Chang decided he wanted to sell his half and leave. We have been taught by amazing Masters, Korean Tigers, over the years. They started as our Masters, but became our friends and valued members of our family. While I was heartbroken at their decision to leave recently and cannot fully understand the reasons behind their choice because I??m not Korean, it was based on their culture, heritage and loyalties. I can respect those differences and wish them well on their new path. I have been in contact directly with Master Seo. He shared with me how hard a decision it was, that it was multi-faceted and that they were not fired ?? which some people keep trying to spread rumors falsely accusing Master Rondy. Master Rondy is an amazing businesswoman. She has made needed and wonderful changes to the dojahng in the last year. When the crisis hit, she immediately got to work to find new Masters for us, but she has sought our input, thoughts/opinions/feelings through the entire process. She has made sure to display her appreciation for members of the leadership team and students alike who have pulled together to help out in the interim. We are a family at White Tiger and we will get through this together in spite of the naysayers who post all the negativity and back biting comments. I??m sure I??m not the only one who noticed that they didn??t bother to post with their real names either. But that??s ok, we all know who you are. You don??t bother to act or to speak any different at the dojahng, so you??re not fooling anyone. My advice, if you??re that unhappy?leave. We focus on the Black Belt tenets at White Tiger: Respect and Courtesy, Integrity and Humility, Perseverance, Self-Control, and INDOMITABLE SPIRIT. We took the Student Oath and swore by the Creed: Taekwondo for Myself. Taekwondo for White Tiger. Taekwondo for my Country. Your posts are an obvious illustration that you neither took these ideals to heart, nor do you live by them if you hide behind rude, libelling anonymous posts.

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★★★★★

My husband, two sons and I started at White Tiger over 4 years ago. At that time Master Rondy and Master Chang were co-owners. Things change! Master Chang decided he wanted to sell his half and leave. We have been taught by amazing Masters, Korean Tigers, over the years. They started as our Masters, but became our friends and valued members of our family. While I was heartbroken at their decision to leave recently and cannot fully understand the reasons behind their choice because I??m not Korean, it was based on their culture, heritage and loyalties. I can respect those differences and wish them well on their new path. I have been in contact directly with Master Seo. He shared with me how hard a decision it was, that it was multi-faceted and that they were not fired ?? which some people keep trying to spread rumors falsely accusing Master Rondy. Master Rondy is an amazing businesswoman. She has made needed and wonderful changes to the dojahng in the last year. When the crisis hit, she immediately got to work to find new Masters for us, but she has sought our input, thoughts/opinions/feelings through the entire process. She has made sure to display her appreciation for members of the leadership team and students alike who have pulled together to help out in the interim. We are a family at White Tiger and we will get through this together in spite of the naysayers who post all the negativity and back biting comments. I??m sure I??m not the only one who noticed that they didn??t bother to post with their real names either. But that??s ok, we all know who you are. You don??t bother to act or to speak any different at the dojahng, so you??re not fooling anyone. My advice, if you??re that unhappy?leave. We focus on the Black Belt tenets at White Tiger: Respect and Courtesy, Integrity and Humility, Perseverance, Self-Control, and INDOMITABLE SPIRIT. We took the Student Oath and swore by the Creed: Taekwondo for Myself. Taekwondo for White Tiger. Taekwondo for my Country. Your posts are an obvious illustration that you neither took these ideals to heart, nor do you live by them if you hide behind rude, libelling anonymous posts.

Pros: Staff, students and owner

Cons: recent changes, but WT family pulls together to get through!

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When a true conscientious objector refuses to take up arms in defense of his country, it is not that he lacks integrity or is disloyal, disrespectful, or irresponsible to his country. He is simply showing a greater loyalty, respect, and responsibility to what he considers to be more important, his religion or culture. He may be painfully torn between conflicting values and systems he prizes. Making such a choice is not dishonorable, though one set of people or another may be disappointed. Those that understand him appreciate his dilemma and support him??even if disagreeing with his decision. White Tiger students that know Master Seo, Master Shim, and Master Yoo, know they are people of high integrity. The Masters are loyal, respectful, and responsible and have demonstrated those qualities numerous times in every single class they??ve instructed. They are our role models not only as martial artists but as people. Painting them as dishonorable insults them and the judgment of their students who hold them in high regard. Such claims are wholly inappropriate and inaccurate. More than anything they are demeaning of the person making those accusations and show their own pettiness or lack of awareness.

There are no villains in this drama. The Master Instructors had to make a choice between powerful and competing interests. They conveyed their choice in what seems to have been an inappropriate manner and it in turn seems to have been misinterpreted, in degree, by Master Rondy. I suspect each of us has, perhaps in the heat of a moment, made a decision to temporarily distance ourselves from a spouse, family member, friend, or job. We "walk out" mentally if not physically. Distancing can be a very useful technique as it enables cooling off and re-evaluations. The Master Instructors walking out??a temporary statement of protestation??was inaccurately taken as an "I quit". Even if this were a series of regrettable actions and responses, the end result may be best for all involved parties. If Master Rondy were to hire a few more Masters of the quality of the new Master Kim, White Tiger would be made whole again and its staffing would be entirely of Master Rondy??s choosing (as opposed to having the Master Instructors chosen by Master Chang with a concomitant sense of obligation to him). Masters Seo, Shim, and Yoo each would like to have their own martial arts school. With their full-time positions at White Tiger, it didn??t seem they were getting closer to realizing their dreams. Indeed, as the years pass, those dreams become more difficult to achieve because they demand a degree of physicality that has a limited lifespan. Now the Master Instructors can focus on what they need to do to make their dreams a reality. It??s not a comfortable way to have to reassess one??s life circumstances, but sometimes a "kick in the butt" is necessary to do what is in one??s best interests. It could well be that within a few months, we will recognize that this painful situation was a good thing for all involved.

(Prior to this situation, for my family, White Tiger is 5 stars. During this difficult time--which will likely last at least a few months--in which our instructors are fellow students it is less than that.)

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★★★☆☆

When a true conscientious objector refuses to take up arms in defense of his country, it is not that he lacks integrity or is disloyal, disrespectful, or irresponsible to his country. He is simply showing a greater loyalty, respect, and responsibility to what he considers to be more important, his religion or culture. He may be painfully torn between conflicting values and systems he prizes. Making such a choice is not dishonorable, though one set of people or another may be disappointed. Those that understand him appreciate his dilemma and support him??even if disagreeing with his decision. White Tiger students that know Master Seo, Master Shim, and Master Yoo, know they are people of high integrity. The Masters are loyal, respectful, and responsible and have demonstrated those qualities numerous times in every single class they??ve instructed. They are our role models not only as martial artists but as people. Painting them as dishonorable insults them and the judgment of their students who hold them in high regard. Such claims are wholly inappropriate and inaccurate. More than anything they are demeaning of the person making those accusations and show their own pettiness or lack of awareness.

There are no villains in this drama. The Master Instructors had to make a choice between powerful and competing interests. They conveyed their choice in what seems to have been an inappropriate manner and it in turn seems to have been misinterpreted, in degree, by Master Rondy. I suspect each of us has, perhaps in the heat of a moment, made a decision to temporarily distance ourselves from a spouse, family member, friend, or job. We "walk out" mentally if not physically. Distancing can be a very useful technique as it enables cooling off and re-evaluations. The Master Instructors walking out??a temporary statement of protestation??was inaccurately taken as an "I quit". Even if this were a series of regrettable actions and responses, the end result may be best for all involved parties. If Master Rondy were to hire a few more Masters of the quality of the new Master Kim, White Tiger would be made whole again and its staffing would be entirely of Master Rondy??s choosing (as opposed to having the Master Instructors chosen by Master Chang with a concomitant sense of obligation to him). Masters Seo, Shim, and Yoo each would like to have their own martial arts school. With their full-time positions at White Tiger, it didn??t seem they were getting closer to realizing their dreams. Indeed, as the years pass, those dreams become more difficult to achieve because they demand a degree of physicality that has a limited lifespan. Now the Master Instructors can focus on what they need to do to make their dreams a reality. It??s not a comfortable way to have to reassess one??s life circumstances, but sometimes a "kick in the butt" is necessary to do what is in one??s best interests. It could well be that within a few months, we will recognize that this painful situation was a good thing for all involved.

(Prior to this situation, for my family, White Tiger is 5 stars. During this difficult time--which will likely last at least a few months--in which our instructors are fellow students it is less than that.)

Pros: Best facilities, strong bonds among students

Cons: Temporarily dealing with a shortage of Korean Masters

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Martial Arts, regardless of what form, is about someday attaining a disciplined lifestyle. It consists of values such as INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY just to name a few. Unfortunately, the three masters who left White Tiger most recently by choice over- looked these valuable traits they preached but didn't practice, thus bringing dishonor unto themselves and were a disappointment to many. Despite their absence, the White Tiger Students stand proud and strong ready to continue moving forward in developing their skills. The higher ranking students have truly proven themselves by stepping up and helping other students. Now that's "TEAMWORK" and the most genuine display of "INTEGRITY!"

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★★★★★

Martial Arts, regardless of what form, is about someday attaining a disciplined lifestyle. It consists of values such as INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY just to name a few. Unfortunately, the three masters who left White Tiger most recently by choice over- looked these valuable traits they preached but didn't practice, thus bringing dishonor unto themselves and were a disappointment to many. Despite their absence, the White Tiger Students stand proud and strong ready to continue moving forward in developing their skills. The higher ranking students have truly proven themselves by stepping up and helping other students. Now that's "TEAMWORK" and the most genuine display of "INTEGRITY!"

Pros: Students needs always attended to

Cons: NONE

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How is it possible that this is the only place on City Search that has either 1-star reviews or 5-star reviews. As a couple of other reviewers have noted, the 5-star reviews don't seem like reviews, but rather try to refute the 1-star reviews. Could it be that a disreputable business owner would try to scam people by making "fake" reviews?

I could repeat what others have said (the 1-stars), but it would just be redundant so I won't do that. Do read the reviews though. One point I find especially funny is how someone slammed Rondy for her "charity" work, and it was quickly responded to by (uh, not Rondy -- yeah, right) in an "answer review".

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★☆☆☆☆

How is it possible that this is the only place on City Search that has either 1-star reviews or 5-star reviews. As a couple of other reviewers have noted, the 5-star reviews don't seem like reviews, but rather try to refute the 1-star reviews. Could it be that a disreputable business owner would try to scam people by making "fake" reviews?

I could repeat what others have said (the 1-stars), but it would just be redundant so I won't do that. Do read the reviews though. One point I find especially funny is how someone slammed Rondy for her "charity" work, and it was quickly responded to by (uh, not Rondy -- yeah, right) in an "answer review".

Pros: Can "buy" a belt here

Cons: Funny, the whole place is a "con"

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I have been a student at White tiger for just over 7 years. The way this place makes me feel everytime i walk in this place is " I'm home". Now i know a lot has has happened this past couple of weeks and i know it destressing for a lot of people, but all these negative reviews are from former employes and students who left for reasons of there own and dont like us. They aren't even attending the school that they are writing about! Master Rondy is an amazing person and excellent business women, she is doing the best she can with what she has right now and in two weeks she has already found a master to fill in the positions everyone wants filled.

The students who are currently teaching the classes till the new Master is comfortable with taking over. None of the students are under the age of 17. All have exceptional teaching abilities in the Art that they teach. I appluad all of the teaching staff for giving their time and pulling together in the time of need as we sort through this struggle.

Those of you who are looking at this to find a place to enroll your child/children in a martial art i beg of you please dont let others influence your choice and come and see how it really is.

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★★★★★

I have been a student at White tiger for just over 7 years. The way this place makes me feel everytime i walk in this place is " I'm home". Now i know a lot has has happened this past couple of weeks and i know it destressing for a lot of people, but all these negative reviews are from former employes and students who left for reasons of there own and dont like us. They aren't even attending the school that they are writing about! Master Rondy is an amazing person and excellent business women, she is doing the best she can with what she has right now and in two weeks she has already found a master to fill in the positions everyone wants filled.

The students who are currently teaching the classes till the new Master is comfortable with taking over. None of the students are under the age of 17. All have exceptional teaching abilities in the Art that they teach. I appluad all of the teaching staff for giving their time and pulling together in the time of need as we sort through this struggle.

Those of you who are looking at this to find a place to enroll your child/children in a martial art i beg of you please dont let others influence your choice and come and see how it really is.

Pros: family enviorment

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I have been a student of White Tiger since they first month they opened in Cary many years ago. I am so dissapointed in the things that people are writing that have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. First and foremost this school is the best facility you will ever find for you and your family. The standards that Master Rondy run this establishment by are top notch and honest, for people to claim differently obviously do not know her as a person or as a giving and productive Cary citizen. Instead of criticizing her maybe you should take the time and get to know her you will be pleasantly surprised at what an amazing woman she is and what a great role model she is for all children boy or girl. All businesses go through growing pains and if you say differently you must live under a rock, just take a look around America right now and you can see that this is the case.
As for the insturctors Master Rondy has a great staff and new instructors as I type this. Don't pay attention to the nonsense and the people who take time to speak ill about others it is crazy what people will say when they hide behind a keyboard and do not even use their own name.
And just ask the Cary Police Department about the program that Mater Rondy has for children in our community, that now have a positive way to vent their frustration and learn how to be stronger and a better more productive citizen. I find it hard to believe her charity work is false when she was awarded a plaque by the town of Cary as an act of thanks for her community service.
Please come by and see for yourself this is a class act establishment run by a class act lady.

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★★★★★

I have been a student of White Tiger since they first month they opened in Cary many years ago. I am so dissapointed in the things that people are writing that have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. First and foremost this school is the best facility you will ever find for you and your family. The standards that Master Rondy run this establishment by are top notch and honest, for people to claim differently obviously do not know her as a person or as a giving and productive Cary citizen. Instead of criticizing her maybe you should take the time and get to know her you will be pleasantly surprised at what an amazing woman she is and what a great role model she is for all children boy or girl. All businesses go through growing pains and if you say differently you must live under a rock, just take a look around America right now and you can see that this is the case.
As for the insturctors Master Rondy has a great staff and new instructors as I type this. Don't pay attention to the nonsense and the people who take time to speak ill about others it is crazy what people will say when they hide behind a keyboard and do not even use their own name.
And just ask the Cary Police Department about the program that Mater Rondy has for children in our community, that now have a positive way to vent their frustration and learn how to be stronger and a better more productive citizen. I find it hard to believe her charity work is false when she was awarded a plaque by the town of Cary as an act of thanks for her community service.
Please come by and see for yourself this is a class act establishment run by a class act lady.

Pros: A great place for the entire family to bond

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Despite recent reviews, White Tiger remains a stellar establishment with quality teachers. As noted, there are changes in staff underway and some classes have temporary instructors. However, there are two passionate, committed Head Instructors working 12 hours a day to cover Taekwondo and Hapkido classes, with another visiting Master from Kukkiwon in Korea.
The school offers a wide range of classes from competition-level training to "Tiger Tots" for 3 and 4 year olds. This is one of the largest Taekwondo dojangs in the world. Come check it out for yourself!

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★★★★★

Despite recent reviews, White Tiger remains a stellar establishment with quality teachers. As noted, there are changes in staff underway and some classes have temporary instructors. However, there are two passionate, committed Head Instructors working 12 hours a day to cover Taekwondo and Hapkido classes, with another visiting Master from Kukkiwon in Korea.
The school offers a wide range of classes from competition-level training to "Tiger Tots" for 3 and 4 year olds. This is one of the largest Taekwondo dojangs in the world. Come check it out for yourself!

Pros: supportive positive environment

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Recently at White Tiger Martial Arts in Cary the Korean Masters left, leaving students without instructors. However, instead of folding up and closing its doors the White Tiger Student Community banded together and kept all classes running and doors open. We have several Kukkiwon Certified Fourth Degree Masters in our ranks, both in Taekwondo and Hapkido.

During this two week time period, Master Rondy has brought in two highly qualified Taekwondo, Hapkido and Weapons Masters to review their capabilities and gain feedback from the student community as to whether they should be brought on board as permanent Martial Arts Instructors.

I believe during this time of upheaval that between the White Tiger Students and Management we have kept a very positive attitude in the face of adversity and will continue to be a positive force within our community as a whole for a longtime into the future.

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★★★★★

Recently at White Tiger Martial Arts in Cary the Korean Masters left, leaving students without instructors. However, instead of folding up and closing its doors the White Tiger Student Community banded together and kept all classes running and doors open. We have several Kukkiwon Certified Fourth Degree Masters in our ranks, both in Taekwondo and Hapkido.

During this two week time period, Master Rondy has brought in two highly qualified Taekwondo, Hapkido and Weapons Masters to review their capabilities and gain feedback from the student community as to whether they should be brought on board as permanent Martial Arts Instructors.

I believe during this time of upheaval that between the White Tiger Students and Management we have kept a very positive attitude in the face of adversity and will continue to be a positive force within our community as a whole for a longtime into the future.

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Wow. Really shady practices. Can't say I am truly surprised though. I trained at White Tiger years ago before they turned into a megamart. I have been around martial arts must of my life and although I had enormous respect for Master Do Hyun Chang, Rondy always tipped my shady-meter. Suspicious that she has somehow passed a native born career martial artist in rank. I sensed the commercialization and lack of martial way and left never to return. Master Chang seems to have opened a school here in North Raleigh. I know that's no help to you Cary folks but I plan on pulling my daughter out of Lee Brothers and enrolling her there asap.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow. Really shady practices. Can't say I am truly surprised though. I trained at White Tiger years ago before they turned into a megamart. I have been around martial arts must of my life and although I had enormous respect for Master Do Hyun Chang, Rondy always tipped my shady-meter. Suspicious that she has somehow passed a native born career martial artist in rank. I sensed the commercialization and lack of martial way and left never to return. Master Chang seems to have opened a school here in North Raleigh. I know that's no help to you Cary folks but I plan on pulling my daughter out of Lee Brothers and enrolling her there asap.

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Master rondy told me that qualified master are going to be hired to take the place of those who left. If this is not done by the beginning of the new testing period I think the parents should get together and demand a refund or payments should be suspended until qualified masters are found. I did not pay 120.00 a month plus 65.00 testing fees for my child to be taught by inferior instructors. The economy is bad right now and most of us have make sure that we get what we paid for.

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★☆☆☆☆

Master rondy told me that qualified master are going to be hired to take the place of those who left. If this is not done by the beginning of the new testing period I think the parents should get together and demand a refund or payments should be suspended until qualified masters are found. I did not pay 120.00 a month plus 65.00 testing fees for my child to be taught by inferior instructors. The economy is bad right now and most of us have make sure that we get what we paid for.

Pros: none

Cons: High price, Low quaility service

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I wanted to complain about the fiasco that is White Tiger these days, but after reading the latest post it looks like someone already did. As that person said, all the good masters are gone now and all that is left is a bunch of teenagers with questionable skills to teach students. If it weren't so pathetic, it would be funny. But it's not funny because there are a lot of rumors floating around that contradict Rondy's version of events. Given the other posts on City Search and Google, it seems as though she has established herself as liar in the minds of many people. I have spoken with other parents of students myself and one thing seems clear: Rondy is the villain in all this. The only good reason to stay is that there are other good people who go there and the kids there have strong friendships. If only Rondy were not there, and the place was run by someone that actually cares about TKD and the students, it could be a great place again.

One final thought: It really disturbs me that Rondy profits for her so called "charity" work. Most reputable businesses perform charity work at, or below, cost. But that just seems not to be the case here. It seems like charities get pennies while Rondy gets profits. I would like her to open here books with respect to her charity work. (Which really isn't her work, but the work of others while she takes credit and gives no credit to others.) I find this despicable.

The best thing that could possibly happen is that Rondy sells the business to some who cares. If you are a current student, maybe you should hold out before leaving to see if things get better. If you are a new student, I would attend another school. There are some good schools in the area that are run by real Korean Tigers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to complain about the fiasco that is White Tiger these days, but after reading the latest post it looks like someone already did. As that person said, all the good masters are gone now and all that is left is a bunch of teenagers with questionable skills to teach students. If it weren't so pathetic, it would be funny. But it's not funny because there are a lot of rumors floating around that contradict Rondy's version of events. Given the other posts on City Search and Google, it seems as though she has established herself as liar in the minds of many people. I have spoken with other parents of students myself and one thing seems clear: Rondy is the villain in all this. The only good reason to stay is that there are other good people who go there and the kids there have strong friendships. If only Rondy were not there, and the place was run by someone that actually cares about TKD and the students, it could be a great place again.

One final thought: It really disturbs me that Rondy profits for her so called "charity" work. Most reputable businesses perform charity work at, or below, cost. But that just seems not to be the case here. It seems like charities get pennies while Rondy gets profits. I would like her to open here books with respect to her charity work. (Which really isn't her work, but the work of others while she takes credit and gives no credit to others.) I find this despicable.

The best thing that could possibly happen is that Rondy sells the business to some who cares. If you are a current student, maybe you should hold out before leaving to see if things get better. If you are a new student, I would attend another school. There are some good schools in the area that are run by real Korean Tigers.

Pros: Kid's friends

Cons: Everything else, especially the owner

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I spoke with the owner regarding the recent fact that the three remaining Korean Master's walked out of WT, leaving no masters to teach. In my recent memory, I cannot remember being more disgusted from a conversation. I simply wanted to understand what the current situation is and what is being done to make the place worth the time to even drop off my kids. I am not going to take my time to drive my kids there so that they can be "taught" by other 13, 14 and 15 year olds-which has been happening since the masters left. Instead of addressing the issue at hand -- how/when does she expect her business to be reasonably operational again -- the conversation went nowhere. She may not like it, but it is her business that is collecting money from customers, and it is HER responsibility to ensure that services are rendered AS ADVERTISED. I was absolutely floored that she abdicated herself of any responsibility, and had absolutely no empathy for her customers. I'm not usually one to leave reviews, but after this conversation (and after reading many of the bogus reviews, which suspiciously do not look like actual customer reviews) I decided this is a good way to get the word out. I am virtually certain that this post will garner a quick response from some dubious ID. Thanks for reading.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spoke with the owner regarding the recent fact that the three remaining Korean Master's walked out of WT, leaving no masters to teach. In my recent memory, I cannot remember being more disgusted from a conversation. I simply wanted to understand what the current situation is and what is being done to make the place worth the time to even drop off my kids. I am not going to take my time to drive my kids there so that they can be "taught" by other 13, 14 and 15 year olds-which has been happening since the masters left. Instead of addressing the issue at hand -- how/when does she expect her business to be reasonably operational again -- the conversation went nowhere. She may not like it, but it is her business that is collecting money from customers, and it is HER responsibility to ensure that services are rendered AS ADVERTISED. I was absolutely floored that she abdicated herself of any responsibility, and had absolutely no empathy for her customers. I'm not usually one to leave reviews, but after this conversation (and after reading many of the bogus reviews, which suspiciously do not look like actual customer reviews) I decided this is a good way to get the word out. I am virtually certain that this post will garner a quick response from some dubious ID. Thanks for reading.

Pros: Now? None!

Cons: You get "taught" by teens

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I currently practice Hapkido at White Tiger. The master that I study under was a captain of the Korean Tigers and he is absolutely top notch. The level of his knowledge never ceases to amaze me. (To put that in context, I have studied several martial arts formally.) I struggle with asthma, and have found them not only to be completely understanding and accommodating of that, but they also work very hard on instructional strategies for dealing with hyperactive children. In short, the instructors work hard to meet each student where he/she is currently, and then help move you along. If it is your first time practicing, they meet you where you are. If you are a more advanced student, they may challenge you more. There is no one size fits all approach. To me it always feels like a very personal experience when I go to class, I feel like the instructors care about me personally, and I feel a strong sense of camaraderie with my classmates.

If a competition-oriented TKD program isn't what you want, check out Hapkido, Aikido, Tai Chi, Capoeira, or other styles taught there.

I do feel that classes are too short.

To those who talk about how many Black Belts that go through their ranks, this is a simple function of their sheer population size. They have several instructional areas, run multiple classes at once, and can accommodate a large number of students. Don't hold their size against them. As I said, despite the size of the school, I still feel like it's a very personal experience with a lot of camaraderie.

They have a great weights and work out area, either to supplement your training, or help you get in shape a bit while your kids are in class.

To those who complain about the contracts, it's simple. Don't sign a 3 year contract if you aren't sure. You can go month to month and cancel at any time. They give you a lot of options.

They used to do a trial program with a free uniform and a month of free classes. They may still - I just don't know. You just can't go wrong with that. Stop in and give them a try.

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I currently practice Hapkido at White Tiger. The master that I study under was a captain of the Korean Tigers and he is absolutely top notch. The level of his knowledge never ceases to amaze me. (To put that in context, I have studied several martial arts formally.) I struggle with asthma, and have found them not only to be completely understanding and accommodating of that, but they also work very hard on instructional strategies for dealing with hyperactive children. In short, the instructors work hard to meet each student where he/she is currently, and then help move you along. If it is your first time practicing, they meet you where you are. If you are a more advanced student, they may challenge you more. There is no one size fits all approach. To me it always feels like a very personal experience when I go to class, I feel like the instructors care about me personally, and I feel a strong sense of camaraderie with my classmates.

If a competition-oriented TKD program isn't what you want, check out Hapkido, Aikido, Tai Chi, Capoeira, or other styles taught there.

I do feel that classes are too short.

To those who talk about how many Black Belts that go through their ranks, this is a simple function of their sheer population size. They have several instructional areas, run multiple classes at once, and can accommodate a large number of students. Don't hold their size against them. As I said, despite the size of the school, I still feel like it's a very personal experience with a lot of camaraderie.

They have a great weights and work out area, either to supplement your training, or help you get in shape a bit while your kids are in class.

To those who complain about the contracts, it's simple. Don't sign a 3 year contract if you aren't sure. You can go month to month and cancel at any time. They give you a lot of options.

They used to do a trial program with a free uniform and a month of free classes. They may still - I just don't know. You just can't go wrong with that. Stop in and give them a try.

Pros: Instructors; very personal experience; camaraderie

Cons: Classes are too short

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Cons: Taekwondo

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Current owner uses F rated better Business Bureau rated martial arts contact company.

Owner wil request prospective students to fill out and "sign" contract, Then wil fill in the largest contract ( 3 years) THEN act all innocent and say she has no control of the contract.

Do NOT sign ANYTHING with this establishement, she will quote month to month much higher than contract to pull you in, I have been there for 6 years, for 6 years they had talented instructors, they have all left, they had over 3000 studenbts at one time , not anymore, since Master Chang and the other instructors left, they have maybe 750 students and those are probably ones she has stuck in contracts. I trained there for 6 years I taught there for over a year, White Tiger is nothing ike it used to be, not worth the money and the current owner is utilizing an F Rated Better Business Bureau company to own contracts, she will request for conmtracts to be filled out and signed before she enters contrct terms, Do NOT sign ANY contract with White Tiger, beofre reading contract, if you do sign you have 72 hours to negate, do NOT trust these people.
They will show you a studio ful of master Chang a well decorated martial artist, and have trophy's but he is no longer part of the business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Current owner uses F rated better Business Bureau rated martial arts contact company.

Owner wil request prospective students to fill out and "sign" contract, Then wil fill in the largest contract ( 3 years) THEN act all innocent and say she has no control of the contract.

Do NOT sign ANYTHING with this establishement, she will quote month to month much higher than contract to pull you in, I have been there for 6 years, for 6 years they had talented instructors, they have all left, they had over 3000 studenbts at one time , not anymore, since Master Chang and the other instructors left, they have maybe 750 students and those are probably ones she has stuck in contracts. I trained there for 6 years I taught there for over a year, White Tiger is nothing ike it used to be, not worth the money and the current owner is utilizing an F Rated Better Business Bureau company to own contracts, she will request for conmtracts to be filled out and signed before she enters contrct terms, Do NOT sign ANY contract with White Tiger, beofre reading contract, if you do sign you have 72 hours to negate, do NOT trust these people.
They will show you a studio ful of master Chang a well decorated martial artist, and have trophy's but he is no longer part of the business.

Pros: used to have qualified intructors

Cons: Messy Divorce, most talent is gone,

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Although there are some who have been very unsatisfied with White Tiger??s contractual conditions, there are many more that are highly satisfied. My family is one of those highly satisfied.

In our case, I enrolled my son for a 3 year contract. After 2 years, my husband signed a yearly contract for himself; then, my daughter and I decided to join but this time, since I was not sure if I would last, I signed up only for a monthly contract. As it turned out, in the case of my husband, he experienced knee pain after 8 months; moreover, his work and business travel schedule made it very hard for him to continue. He stopped shortly before the expiration of his contract. In the case of my daughter and me, we are now only a month away from our black belt test, a feat I was skeptical I could achieve, but here we are!

We have experienced many benefits of martial arts. Aside from the strenuous training to build our skills and to keep us fit, we also have developed self control and discipline. Let??s face it, education, and life as a whole, is what you make it. White Tiger has excellent unmatched facilities. The masters are very highly qualified, determined, enthusiastic, and dedicated. Tae Kwon Do is their life. If you diligently do your part as a student, there is no reason why White Tiger will not be able to help you develop in a systematic way from the basic level through each succeeding level until an acceptable degree of mastery is achieved; thus helping you meet your overall objectives.

Since White Tiger is also a business venture, they prepare a contract with terms and conditions, including your financial obligations, for you to sign, if you agree with it. The company also protects itself from liabilities by asking prospective clients to sign a waiver against any lawsuit in case of a training-related injury. Even if we assume that White Tiger is not very clear in explaining its terms and conditions, it does not free one from its consequences. That is a part of life.

However, if White Tiger wants to actively demonstrate its good faith in getting into contract with its clients, I suggest that it prepares a clear statement of its offer and of the different options available, including a copy of the contract before it is signed. These could be both downloadable from the White Tiger website and could be readily available at the office, so that prospective clients can carefully consider whether they are amenable to the contract terms and conditions. It should also refrain from getting people to sign without being fully aware of the consequences, explaining its nuances clearly. Then it could greatly reduce the recurrence of unsatisfied and angry clients.

White Tiger renders exemplary services. It would be wise for it to give more attention to this problem because it does not deserve reviews which tarnish its otherwise excellent reputation.

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★★★★★

Although there are some who have been very unsatisfied with White Tiger??s contractual conditions, there are many more that are highly satisfied. My family is one of those highly satisfied.

In our case, I enrolled my son for a 3 year contract. After 2 years, my husband signed a yearly contract for himself; then, my daughter and I decided to join but this time, since I was not sure if I would last, I signed up only for a monthly contract. As it turned out, in the case of my husband, he experienced knee pain after 8 months; moreover, his work and business travel schedule made it very hard for him to continue. He stopped shortly before the expiration of his contract. In the case of my daughter and me, we are now only a month away from our black belt test, a feat I was skeptical I could achieve, but here we are!

We have experienced many benefits of martial arts. Aside from the strenuous training to build our skills and to keep us fit, we also have developed self control and discipline. Let??s face it, education, and life as a whole, is what you make it. White Tiger has excellent unmatched facilities. The masters are very highly qualified, determined, enthusiastic, and dedicated. Tae Kwon Do is their life. If you diligently do your part as a student, there is no reason why White Tiger will not be able to help you develop in a systematic way from the basic level through each succeeding level until an acceptable degree of mastery is achieved; thus helping you meet your overall objectives.

Since White Tiger is also a business venture, they prepare a contract with terms and conditions, including your financial obligations, for you to sign, if you agree with it. The company also protects itself from liabilities by asking prospective clients to sign a waiver against any lawsuit in case of a training-related injury. Even if we assume that White Tiger is not very clear in explaining its terms and conditions, it does not free one from its consequences. That is a part of life.

However, if White Tiger wants to actively demonstrate its good faith in getting into contract with its clients, I suggest that it prepares a clear statement of its offer and of the different options available, including a copy of the contract before it is signed. These could be both downloadable from the White Tiger website and could be readily available at the office, so that prospective clients can carefully consider whether they are amenable to the contract terms and conditions. It should also refrain from getting people to sign without being fully aware of the consequences, explaining its nuances clearly. Then it could greatly reduce the recurrence of unsatisfied and angry clients.

White Tiger renders exemplary services. It would be wise for it to give more attention to this problem because it does not deserve reviews which tarnish its otherwise excellent reputation.

Pros: Superb facilities, Excellent Masters

Cons: Contractual relations need improvement

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I went to cancel my contract after one month and was told I signed a 3 year contract and nothing could be done. This was the same person that told me that I could cancel my contract at ANY TIME and NEVER ONCE talked about a 3 year contract when I was signing my child up for an experience that I thought would be positive. She then explained that they "sold" my contract to an outside financial company - Global Finance Inc. - and that I would need to call them. I did and the person that I spoke to told me to send a letter to a PO Box. When I asked for his full name, a physical address, what the letter should contain, and the expected outcome, I was told that he could give me NONE of that information. I am sure I know what the expected outcome is.... Meanwhile , my bank is working hard to protect me but the fact is that these companies KNOW what they are doing and can keep debiting the bank account despite putting STOP PAYMENTS into action. The other recourse is to completely cancel your entire bank account and start over which takes endless hours of contacting legitimate business partners to explain the situation. Even then, Global Finance can use lawyers to garnish the money from your bank account although it is unlikely given their shady reputation. I am incredibly sad that White Tiger exists ONLY to scam honest people. And, shame on me for believing their words and not reading the fine print. Stay tuned for the final outcome.....

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to cancel my contract after one month and was told I signed a 3 year contract and nothing could be done. This was the same person that told me that I could cancel my contract at ANY TIME and NEVER ONCE talked about a 3 year contract when I was signing my child up for an experience that I thought would be positive. She then explained that they "sold" my contract to an outside financial company - Global Finance Inc. - and that I would need to call them. I did and the person that I spoke to told me to send a letter to a PO Box. When I asked for his full name, a physical address, what the letter should contain, and the expected outcome, I was told that he could give me NONE of that information. I am sure I know what the expected outcome is.... Meanwhile , my bank is working hard to protect me but the fact is that these companies KNOW what they are doing and can keep debiting the bank account despite putting STOP PAYMENTS into action. The other recourse is to completely cancel your entire bank account and start over which takes endless hours of contacting legitimate business partners to explain the situation. Even then, Global Finance can use lawyers to garnish the money from your bank account although it is unlikely given their shady reputation. I am incredibly sad that White Tiger exists ONLY to scam honest people. And, shame on me for believing their words and not reading the fine print. Stay tuned for the final outcome.....

Cons: MONEY SCAM - DO NOT SIGN CONTRACT

 

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