Chung's Tae Kwon DO Institute
9191 E Frontage Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
My son who is now 12 has been attending Chung's for the past 6 years and is now a junior black belt (black belt candidate). I took classes for about 6 months when he first started but then I changed jobs and got too busy to continue - I only made it to green belt. Master Ron and his family that run the school are friendly and honest about their expectations. Master Ron expects everybody to hold to the tenets of Tae Kwon Do: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit.
During one of our first classes, Master Ron had to discipline my son for goofing off during class. He did raise his voice and got right in my son's face about it. Later, during the same class when my son got something right, Master Ron put his arm around him and told him that he was now doing a good job. He is just as quick to praise good behavior as he is to discipline for bad. Which is exactly what our son needed at the time.
If you (or your child) can't handle honest criticism and hard work to become a better person and athlete, then maybe Chung's isn't for you.
Chung's Tae Kwon Do Institute has moved several times over the years (we started attending class at Master Ron's house in his basement), but in their latest location they do have a CCTV system set up for parents to watch class from the waiting room/reception area. Master Ron has always allowed parents to observe classes whenever they choose since we started there.
ABUSIVE, dirty, and unsafe best describe this facility and staff. They believe strongly in physical punishments and verbal putdowns. Something you will learn after you pay your money/tuition upfront...and there are no refunds! No cameras and no childcare license either! Hard lessons learned. Poor kids. :(