Initially, the services we received with Basches martial Arts were promising; motivated and encouraging sensei , reasonable pricing and a sense of being a valued customer. After some time, these good qualities began to dissipate and left us beyond disappointed. ( Please note that the positive reviews on other sites are via parents/ students within this ,” honeymoon “ phase, if you will. Their reviews are solicited by this company thus hindering them inadequate).
Mr Basche began to focus more on bringing in new clients rather than his existing customers. He almost completely stopped teaching classes and his main goal was his bottom line. In fact , there were classes that he interrupted to tell his assistant to go and bring in people peering in at the dojo and sign them up . Incredibly unprofessional and rude .
The price of classes & belt ceremonies were raised ( without parental knowledge) but the product was worsening.
Additionally, sensi was flat out rude to paying clients. He shooed away parents in the viewing room that had babies too loud, told parents that if they whispered to each other during class that he would,” call them out” and dismissed any concerns brought forth.
If you were a higher wage earner you were seen as more valuable and treated as such.
There is absolutely no schedule that students need to learn in order to progress in belt ranking. With each belt, you may not learn any new moves or techniques. In fact , students with several colors of belts are in the same class. You are promoted simply by hours spent at the dojo or in layman’s terms money spent.
The martial Arts is a practice that strives on respect, self control, focus and inner peace; all qualities that we hoped to gain by taking classes. We however found that the man in charge of this dojo lacked all of these traits. In the end, we were out of patience, ran dry of money and were treated like second class citizens. Don’t fall down this money pit!
Reason of review: Poor customer service.