I am horrified by this place being allowed to deal with children of any age! My child was humiliated in front of a group of around 25 people. She was shown a step to do in an awards ceremony once and 5 minutes later expected to do it to perfection in front of everyone at a belt presentation. Of course she could not remember it and "Mr Harvey proceeded to make her repeat it about 30 times until she was in tears! Never once did he think to teach by example, which in fact is his class creed! These instructors should not be allowed to bully children! Also, be sure a criminal background check is done before choosing a studio to study with!
When my son started with Harvey's Karate he was withdrawn and lonely. Mr Harvey has taught him to hold his head up and be confident in all he does.
The previous comment was biased. Harveys Karate has always taught discipline, respect and honor. He allows those children do as they please because he is teaching the kids who WANT to learn. Harvey's builds character and loyalty. Harvey helps out the community and is a parent figure for many kids. If you want to learn Karate that will keep you healthy, teaches you real life concepts and is fun call Harveys Karate and try a free class. Then make up your own mind=)
Mr. Harvey is good at teaching adults. However, he lacks the ability to truely motivate his kids though.In my opinion he should not be teaching children himself. He is mean, condesending and rude the children The majority of the time. Insulting them with name calling. I am not sure if he thinks that will build character or what with the kids. They are children for goodness sake. They should not be leaving class crying. In addition there is lttle to no discipline for many of the kids. Those students who decide to be rude, disrespectful, just not want to participate that day are typically allowed to stay on the floor and set a very poor example for other students. However his other full Instructors, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Harvey are great with the kids, and provide a much more disciplined class for the kids.