Siu Lum Gar, Auckland, NZ
I attended this school for about 2 years while I was finishing College in Auckland. I found it an overall enjoyable experience, but always had doubts to its validity. Now that I'm a little older and a lot more cynical, I would summarise the school thus:
The head instructor, Martin Lindgreen, is full of ****. He is a reasonable martial artist in terms of his ability to fight, but is teaching an art he has pieced together. I bonded with and respected two of the other instructors more, one who left while I was there.
The authenticity of the school can be absolutely shot to pieces. A quick check of the references contained on the website verifies that there is nothing to verify. So much for feeling proud of certificates issued by the 'Singaporean confederation of something or other'. This would bother me less if the name of the school wasn't something which I hold in quite high regard. While I don't currently practise a CMA or (arguably) even a TMA, I do study Chinese, and have since practised several forms of Taiqi and a traditional CMA school which didn't claim to be "Shaolin" but did teach several Shaolin fists.
The club had a very good atmosphere, but was quite kid-focused. This was fine until you realised that he was proposing to teach things like ballistic stretching and Iron Hand, neither of which I completely disagree with but both of which should be taught in a knowledge/experience-full, controlled, environment.
The only verifiable training Martin Lindgreen has that I found out was a form of Karate he practised with a then girlfriends parents. I would sincerely doubt the validity of claims to Shaolin, Arnis Sikaran or Kickboxing. My doubts being compounded by the fact that when I asked him who taught him, he didn't have a ready answer, nor ever try to follow it up.
I would eagerly field questions, and I'll try think of some more specific examples to post.