I have been going to GRBJJ for a few months now. It's an amazing place. Professor Crabtree is an amazing teacher. Along with the other higher belts, it's a great learning atmosphere. There is also no formal 1 year contract anymore. It's month to month.
4. Paks Karate
6987 Division Ave SGrand Rapids, MI 49548
28 43rd St SEGrand Rapids, MI 49548
My daughter has been a student here for about 18 months. We have seen an amazing improvement in her since starting. She is getting better grades, she has improved attitude, she is able to speak with confidence and keeps eye contact with adults and her physical fitness has gone through the roof! This is a business and it is NOT free. We do make a choice to forgo a few dinners out a month to afford this but when we saw how much she loved it and how much she was getting out of it, we were glad we chose to do it. The facility is scrubbed every night, including toilets. The mats are disinfected and ionized to keep students clean and safe and equipment is replaced regularly to assure safety during drills. We are proud to have our daughter enrolled here!
They have an excellent program for children. The program helps with developing their motor skills,attention span and other developmental skills. They also have an adult program. The instructor sensei Sherman is awesome.
On the contrary, this is a fantastic place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The instruction is top notch, the professor is helpful and patient with new people, and the higher belts are willing to help. There is a formal agreement, just as there is with any business, but you are allowed to put it on hold without payment or penalty for up to 3 months. The uniform is part of the sport, you are allowed to buy a gi from anywhere you want. I fail to see the issue.
The atmosphere was nice and everyone was helpful at the school. It's a great place to learn of the Chinese culture and their martial arts teaching was professional and compassionate. One of the few Kung Fu schools in West Michigan.Highly recommend it for anyone seeking a traditional martial arts or are looking for general fitness.
This is the worst place to learn any form of martial arts, they only care to get your money under a formal one year agreement. If you have problems they will not work with you. They also make you buy an expensive uniform, avoid this place at all costs!