You will not find a better Taekwondo program in the East Bay. It blends the traditional martial arts education with the modern sport of Taekwondo giving its students a well-balanced education. Beware of schools that try to sign you up to long term contracts, invite you to special clubs that cost extra but promise you a black belt in a shorter period of time, or talk incessantly about their certifications and awards. Let the quality of the instruction and the school do the talking. You won't find any misleading claims of being part of an Olympic team only a dedicated team of athletes who train hard and aspire to greatness but carry themselves with quiet air of humility. You won't find puffed up instructors walking around with all sorts of awards and self-appointed titles making you swear absolute loyalty but instructors whose driving force is to give back to the students that come after them what martial arts has given them. Let other schools write all the false reviews they want about Sparta but the proof is in pudding. You can wear a black belt or you can be a black belt the choice is your but I can promise you this, if you earn your black belt at Sparta, it will be an accomplishment that you will be proud of for the rest of your life.