My son was attending classes at this school for over three years. He loved it, but every time I had to deal with the owners Elyse Johanis there was a problem. Her emails were horrible, rude, and sarcastic, always quoting their policies and procedures and blaming me. My son was about to graduate from his brown belt with his best friend who he attends class with and she terminated our contract "immediately" after I requested that she or her husband call me and work out any problems. Now two young hard working karate kids will not graduate together, it's really abuse, revenge, anger, ugly. Don't start there if you haven't she is not OK, needs professional help. Find another karate school and forget Johanis Karate.
My son loves and handles karate very well. It was me that the owner had a problem with - she even stated that my son "was a pleasure to teach" he was ready to graduate to his second degree brown belt at the end of the month and because I asked her to call me to work out our email issues she cut me off. My son is pretty upset that he and his friend that have been going together for 3 years and 5 months have torn apart by this woman. I let him read her email last night and he was stunned and hurt. He never did anything but be a good karate kid. No one is perfect, but Elyse Johanis is a *****.
I just received an email from John Johanis where he claims that all of the emails were in fact from him and not his wife, Elyse. Unfortunately since they have refused to phone me and will only send emails the truth is hard to know. In my letter to them two days ago, i "respectfully requested" that they call me to work out the situation. That letter received an email cancelling my contract. The only phone number I have for them is at the dojo and they open at 4 p.m. or Sat. mornings when my son is home. I don't want him to hear any of it. They are insisting I am angry about not getting emails I did not sign up for. Instead of trying to resolve the issue they are insisting on adhering to the policy that I knew nothing about. All the other activities that my kids are enrolled in automatically put the parents on their email list. The Johanis's insist on being right, instead of reasonable, which is also what I requested in my letter to them. No common sense here. Sorry I was only annoyed by Elyse, apparently John is equally annoying.
Dear Mr. Stealth Pilot,
I emailed you privately because you have posted 2 complaints and 4, 372 comments on other people's postings. A little fresh air might do you some good. Your anger, like Johanis Karate can only be met with compassion. I am sorry for your state of 'being'. Someone once said that anger is like taking poison and expecting someone else to die. Update to my son's karate drama is that I have found a wonderful new instructor in Orangeville that was appalled by the emails from Johanis Karate and has given my son free classes until he decides if he likes the new school. There is an answer for everything, one need only look.
My oh my such anger and hostility. Am I the one who is a smart ###? Have you heard of projection? Consider that you accuse others of that which you are guilty of. How nice for you that you have been a member for so long, using your stealth to seek out postings where you can place your lovely comments. I have looked at some of your work, it seems that you are the one giving all the advice. I am sure new postings are just so much fun for your alter egos. What a sad sad person you are. You are a true test of ones ability to be compassionate, but we learn the most from troublemakers and enemies. Truthfully its OK with me if you fly away, but chances are you cannot.
Dear dear sad stealth, you posted your "advice" first darling, tossing insults at my 11 year old. Hopefully with your attitude there is no child in your home. I can see now that this is a hobby or a job for you. As I said in my email, get a life. Thanks nails1234 your comment was much appreciated. A sane comment at last.
Oh stealth, I should thank you. Now when you Google Johanis Karate this warning for other parents pops up on top. No doubt that is due to stealth's comments and my responses. All that activity and we are on the hit list today. Thanks for your annoying comments stealth. Look forward to your next fly by.
Again Nails makes sense. This will be my final comment. First I would like to apologize to Elyse for saying she was a five letter something or other. Stealth got my goat for just a second and I hit submit. Couldn't take it back, I did try to. It isn't right to be angry at those with issues. So to Elyse and Stealth all the best, good mental health, stay cool, have a good life.