Renzo Gracie Academy

★★★★★
  • 224 W 30th St

    New York, NY 10001

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  • 212-279-6724

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In response to the 'ethical' comment here is what i have to say ....I've been training at Renzo's for years and this is what i know about this...\r
first... that they did have problems with a billing company but have long since switched

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In response to the 'ethical' comment here is what i have to say ....I've been training at Renzo's for years and this is what i know about this...\r
first... that they did have problems with a billing company but have long since switched

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One of the best places in the WORLD to train, hands down. I've been there over two years and could not have had a better experience. It was definatly intimidating at first, but there were many brand new guys, and I had done all my research

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One of the best places in the WORLD to train, hands down. I've been there over two years and could not have had a better experience. It was definatly intimidating at first, but there were many brand new guys, and I had done all my research

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Deep integrity/ethics problems, deal with school at your own risk.

I was a student for one year, training was fine, you pay a premium for the brand name, which I think is unnecessary for beginner levels

Here are the issues:
* You're forced to sign a one year contract. This contract is NOT with the Gracie school, it's with a non-BBB accredited company that acts as a collections agency and that outsources all their customer service out of the country

* This means that if anything happens during the one year, the Gracie school will conveniently tell you their hands are tied with the contract and to deal directly with this shady company on their behalf. God help you if you get injured or move.

* Your contract AUTOMATICALLY RENEWS FOREVER. Months before my one year was up, I decided I no longer wanted to train at the Academy. This is what I did:

(1) I went to the business office. I told them that my contract was finishing soon and that I wanted to make sure it didn't auto renew. They made a note and then told me to contact their shady collections agency.

(2) After 5-6 calls I *finally* got a hold of a woman at the billing company, who I suspect is based in India (everyone I talked to on the phone had a thick accent). She told me that my account was set to not auto-renew. I asked if there was anything else I should do and she said no.

(3) I called the Gracie Academy and informed them of what happened. They told me that everything was set on their end and I would no longer be billed.

(4) I emailed the Gracie Academy just to have a receipt in my inbox of all that happened.

As you can guess, my account DID in fact auto-renew. The Gracie School did *nothing* to help me afterward, constantly telling me it was their collection agencies' fault and not theirs. I tried to dispute the payments with AMEX to no success (I was fought every step of the way) and am out a lot of money and time.

* During this process the billing company told me that I should have expected to pay 15 months on a 12 month contract anyway because it takes a lot of time for them to process an auto-renewal stop request. My jaw dropped when I heard this.

* Since this incident I've vowed never to join a company that either: (1) Forces you into a contract with an unknown third party, and (2) Does not offer month to month payments.

* It doesn't matter if a company provides a good service, if their business process are unethical, then they are by definition an unethical business.

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Deep integrity/ethics problems, deal with school at your own risk.

I was a student for one year, training was fine, you pay a premium for the brand name, which I think is unnecessary for beginner levels

Here are the issues:
* You're forced to sign a one year contract. This contract is NOT with the Gracie school, it's with a non-BBB accredited company that acts as a collections agency and that outsources all their customer service out of the country

* This means that if anything happens during the one year, the Gracie school will conveniently tell you their hands are tied with the contract and to deal directly with this shady company on their behalf. God help you if you get injured or move.

* Your contract AUTOMATICALLY RENEWS FOREVER. Months before my one year was up, I decided I no longer wanted to train at the Academy. This is what I did:

(1) I went to the business office. I told them that my contract was finishing soon and that I wanted to make sure it didn't auto renew. They made a note and then told me to contact their shady collections agency.

(2) After 5-6 calls I *finally* got a hold of a woman at the billing company, who I suspect is based in India (everyone I talked to on the phone had a thick accent). She told me that my account was set to not auto-renew. I asked if there was anything else I should do and she said no.

(3) I called the Gracie Academy and informed them of what happened. They told me that everything was set on their end and I would no longer be billed.

(4) I emailed the Gracie Academy just to have a receipt in my inbox of all that happened.

As you can guess, my account DID in fact auto-renew. The Gracie School did *nothing* to help me afterward, constantly telling me it was their collection agencies' fault and not theirs. I tried to dispute the payments with AMEX to no success (I was fought every step of the way) and am out a lot of money and time.

* During this process the billing company told me that I should have expected to pay 15 months on a 12 month contract anyway because it takes a lot of time for them to process an auto-renewal stop request. My jaw dropped when I heard this.

* Since this incident I've vowed never to join a company that either: (1) Forces you into a contract with an unknown third party, and (2) Does not offer month to month payments.

* It doesn't matter if a company provides a good service, if their business process are unethical, then they are by definition an unethical business.

Pros: Training is fine

Cons: At best, unethical and incompetent, at worst, fraudulent

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Classes all day from 7-9, 6-8 BJJ Blackbelts in gym at all times, Renzo's is one of the top places to train in the world! Huge mat space, lockers, showers, etc.

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Classes all day from 7-9, 6-8 BJJ Blackbelts in gym at all times, Renzo's is one of the top places to train in the world! Huge mat space, lockers, showers, etc.

Pros: Best space, competition, instruction on east coast

Cons: very, very pricey

 

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