Review: Star Martial Arts

Review: Star Martial Arts

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TKDMom

Clearfield, PA

#1 Dec 14, 2009
Amazing classes from a talented staff, Star Martial Arts teaches confidence, respect, discipline and fitness!
SMA may be not be as cheap as the local YMCA, but the training is well worth the extra cost. An equiped facility with an experienced staff of all ages provides all students with the means and role models to accomplish personal and competitive goals. Highly Recommended.
BillyBadAzz

South Bend, IN

#2 Dec 18, 2009
Chicken Cowards need this.
mike

Curwensville, PA

#3 Dec 18, 2009
TKDMom wrote:
Amazing classes from a talented staff, Star Martial Arts teaches confidence, respect, discipline and fitness!
SMA may be not be as cheap as the local YMCA, but the training is well worth the extra cost. An equiped facility with an experienced staff of all ages provides all students with the means and role models to accomplish personal and competitive goals. Highly Recommended.
(pathetic)
SLSVB

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2010
I was big into the Y back in the 60s and I remember Chuck Best, but I don't remember any kind of scandal. Let's have the dirt.
lady

Philippines

#6 Feb 23, 2010
whats this scandal about lyle ryman? will anyone enlighten me with this...
OrlandoFriend

Winter Garden, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2010
Was wondering if Lyle had surfaced again? I knew Lyle and in spite of his background he was an amazing guy. He did a lot for Elkhart and loved teaching the kids at the Y. Everyone has skeletons in their closet but people should be remembered for their accomplishments, not a title. Hope he is okay and if he sees this maybe will get in touch.
lovingfriend Cebu City

Talisay, Philippines

#9 Aug 17, 2010
he is a good businessman as i knew. we been friends for almost 5 years..he is a very smart guy when it comes to business so i wonder why this had happened to him. To Lyle: hope you are well and wish to meet you again in my place.
mark

Philippines

#12 Aug 31, 2010
im lyle's friend and i've known him as a respected person in the community and a good businessman. iknow him because i happened to be his lawyer and i know he has never been to the philippines as claim in these comments much more has girlfriends there.someone must be posing as lyle to malign him.this is character assasination and a grave misconception. lyle has requested me to start legal action againts these malicius comments
Vic

Glen Allen, VA

#13 Sep 1, 2010
Lyle love all your new screen names and what's the weather like there?
just curious

Philippines

#14 Sep 10, 2010
mark wrote:
im lyle's friend and i've known him as a respected person in the community and a good businessman. iknow him because i happened to be his lawyer and i know he has never been to the philippines as claim in these comments much more has girlfriends there.someone must be posing as lyle to malign him.this is character assasination and a grave misconception. lyle has requested me to start legal action againts these malicius comments
how come that you happened to be lyle's lawyer and a friend if you are from zamboanga, philippines and he is from usa....
mark

Philippines

#15 Sep 10, 2010
im in the philippines with a friend and will be back to the usa in a few days.
just curious

Philippines

#16 Oct 22, 2010
i see.....

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#17 Oct 22, 2010
the star academy is a cult. It is all about money. Also, you will not learn how to defend yourself there. This is a Sport school, and has nothing to do with self defense. Actually most commercial studios are all a bunch of crap.
You will not find any true martial arts studios around anymore.
Buzzby

Dowagiac, MI

#19 Nov 6, 2011
Zuum wrote:
the star academy is a cult. It is all about money. Also, you will not learn how to defend yourself there. This is a Sport school, and has nothing to do with self defense. Actually most commercial studios are all a bunch of crap.
You will not find any true martial arts studios around anymore.
How do you know this is a cult?
Buzzby

Dowagiac, MI

#20 Nov 6, 2011
How do you know the Star Academy is a cult? Any links?
ceetee

Goshen, IN

#21 May 25, 2016
These people have made it clear that they only care about money. They claim that your child will learn about martial arts but it is all a gimmick to get more money out of you. There are too many kids in each class so your child never gets attention and you as a parent have to teach your kids how to do the different forms yourself because they rush through everything during class. They claim to build your child's self confidence, but they don't. The belittle your kids. If an unfortunate event in your life happens like a serious illness they don't care. They will make you pay the full amount of your contract even though they don't deliver what they promised. When my daughter was a student we were hemorrhaging money left and right to them because they come up with something new promotion each month that your are required to pay for like t-shirts or gear. They guilt you into bringing your kids to their camps and other activities that cost more and more money. The bottom line is they are heartless, money hungry, greedy, business owners that operate like robots with no emotion or connection to your student unless you pay them enough money.. My daughter did not learn a thing from their class while in the black belt club. She didn't learn accurate self defense. They are liars and will tell you what you want to hear in order to get your money. And the most ridiculous thing they do is guilt you into joining the black belt club forcing your child to decide if they will commit to this for 3 years. How do you or your child know if they will still like it in 3 years? That doesn't matter. We did not get what was promised from our $3.500 we spent. Biggest waste of money I have ever spent in my entire life. I can teach better martial arts than these fools. A pretty little kick is not going to save you in a real life threatening situation. If you love your money and you want your kid to learn real martial arts.... DON'T TAKE THEM HERE!!!!

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