My family used this Karate studio for a year. My 5 year old son at time attended classes every day and was picked up by elite karate's van after school everyday. On June 3rd they picked him up and other students from his elementary school. It was 104 degrees that day. When I arrived to pick him up after work at 5:30 pm, the owner/instructer told me my son was left in the van!!! He said "it's okay was only a few minutes" and never took him to the hospital or called me. He kept saying "it's not a big deal"When I called police and cps and the karate school (Mrs. Mary) told story they said it was over 15 minutes he was in the van! The karate school didn't know he was missing because he fell asleep in the last row, back seat. The only reason they discovered him was he woke up and unlocked van and crossed parking lot into school. Thank the lord. The owner asked my son if his mom dropped him off. They didn't even keep track of my 5 year old baby!!!!! If he had not woke up he would have suffered heat stroke. They lied to me initially to cover themselves. They new he was in a hot locked vehicle over 15 minutes (who knows how long really) and they didn't call 911 or doctor or his mother!!!!! They cared more about covering up story than getting him medical help!!!
We stopped using them but I demanded they give me my deposit or something back to find new school. They never refunded me anything. They never said sorry wrote letter of apology or did anything to show how awful what they did was!!! They only cared about swiping it under the rug!!! I hope someone does something to stop them. They are unsafe and poorly run to say the least!! Do no use them. Do not let your friends and family use them.!!! They hurt my son and were not licensed by cps so cps could not do anything. The cps case worker was so upset she couldn't do more to them. But it is on file with Sapd.