California Wushu Academy
47900 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539
The class doesn't cost too much if you get a discount, to be fair. But the stuff kids can learn is limited. The instructor gave tests once every 4-6 months and each time kids get a trophy and certificate. But I saw most kids doing the same routines at about the same skill level one test after another. At least my son stopped showing obvious progress after the first 3 months. The tests seemed just a means of keeping kids interested and we had to pay for the trophy and etc. After more than a year, my son wanted to quit. Here comes the worst part. Last tuition payment we made was for one full year (at a discount) at the beginning of the year. At first, the owners refused to refund us the rest of money. We had to contact them several times and after a couple of weeks, they reluctantly agreed to do that but with a catch. We had to pay not only regular tuition (without discount) for past classes, but also an extra 35% of the unused balance. In our case, this 35% means over $200! How many small kids can promise to learn something for a year and actually follow through? My son was only six and a half. This kind of cancellation policy is almost like a rip-off, not to say the hassle to get refund in the first place! I wouldn't recommend this wushu school to anyone.