Thread: Master Ken Kuek
3/11/2010 10:36pm, #271
if other schools charge a large renewal fee at the end of every contract?
I am an Accountant and do not like to be played with numbers where someone is telling me I am getting things for free when it is as plain as day that I am paying for it. As a matter of fact, I was a non-profit Auditor as well. Some of the threads here concern me. The Academy itself is most assurdedly not a non-profit organization, but I can assure you that if the IMAC is a true 501 (c) (3)...it's records may have to be available to the public depending upon the area of the IRS section that the organization falls under. In addition, all funds solicited and/or granted must go to further the purpose of the organization as stated in it's annual filings. The purpose for which the organization was granted a 501 (c) (3) status is always the place to start if one is investigating and/or auditing a non-profit. However, I understand that the original thread was questioning the credentials and positions held by Master Ken Kuek, so I will go no further in the non-profit discussion.
If anyone is out there...please respond on the normal progression in Martial Arts Schools.
I don't like being backed in the corner and I especially do not like having my son used as a pawn. I see no need for three year contracts if the school can stand on it's own merits, much less for very young children.
I also do not know why someone should have to pay renewal fees at the end of every contract...and yes..I could care less if I get a so called 'free uniform' and three Excellence Seminars where we are pitched on ..'attend all Academy Events' and kids "never quit'. As far as I can tell, Harvard costs as much and you know what you are getting.
Regardless of the Master credentials (and I don't see him teaching much), what I have experienced is listed in the 8 things to watch out for when selecting a school. I have encounter at least 7.5 of those items.
I am disappointed to say the least. I cannot find a Taekwondo school close enough to me to have my son continue in the same area. I do not know enough about Martial Arts to know if he could easily take another discipline like Karate or something.
Please help! I hope someone sees this. I know it is an old thread that died out.