Does this taekwondo dojang look like a scam?
Here's the link: http://www.edtkd.com/ (sorry, I know its in chinese but there's no english version!)
Gym size: 1500-2000 square feet (around 180 meters square)
Class size: 15
Instructors: 4 at any one time, 6 in total (four second degree black belts, one fifth degree black belt and another sixth degree black belt)
Equipment: paddles, boxing bag and sparring gear
Cost: $60 per season (twelve sessions, each ninety minutes long)
Testing fee: $27.5
Things I am concerned about:
- Tests are held every three months for junior grades (10th to 7th guep), six months for intermediate grades (6th to 4th guep) and nine months for senior grades (3rd to 1st guep). Is that abit too long/short?
- Some times the poom students teach the guep students during class time.
- There are some 1st guep students under the age of 13.
-The earliest poom (junior black belt) student is only 14.
- The sixth dan teacher is overweight (five foot eight and over 200 pounds/ around 90 kilograms) and, even though he once won alot of trophies, can barely fight now.
What do you think people?