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Sun Belt Martial Arts Complaint - Avoid this place at all costs!!!

Review by Jacob Thompson on 2007-09-11
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- I recently trained at Sun Belt Martial Arts in Jacksonville, Florida for a period of months, and feel like I should share my experience with the rest of the world. Sun Belt is located at

Sunbelt Martial Arts Center
10550-8 Old St. Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32257

The owner and chief instructor, to be blunt, is a fat slob who is a total control freak! Very hard to get along with or even have a conversation with.

They make you sign long-term contracts, intentionally injure you so you can't train, then make it very difficult to get out of your obligation to make the monthly payments to them. Voila, lots of $ coming in without the hassle of dealing with customers!

I was forced to punch concrete and kick wood and now suffer with arthritis and tendinitis as a result.

Avoid this place at all costs!!!
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-03-13
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-09-11:
I don't know of a person that could force me to punch concrete and kick wood without a gun pointed at my head.
Posted by nsylvan on 2007-09-21:
Sun Belt Martial Arts has never had this person as a student.--- Sun Belt Management
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-09-21:
If the instructor is fat, that's warning #1. You also do not engage in hard surface strikes without months of hand conditioning techniques first. This "instructor" sounds like he got a pink belt in ballet through a mail order course and is a fraud. There are lots of wannabes in the instruction arena. If they have no valid tournament trophys/plaques for kata, sparring, weapons, etc. that you CONFIRM are real, save your money and go elsewhere.
Posted by Al on 2012-03-13:
Steer clear of this bad place! They make you sign long contracts and when your 7 year old is forced to spar with other older bigger kids and gets injured and no longer wants to go back, they keep taking that $ out of your bank account anyway............. their new location is at 10501 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32257

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