"I've been taking classes here for a couple of months, and it is everything I would want in a martial arts school. I'm in my 40's, and had not exercised regularly since I was a teen. The instructor (who is both personable and knowledgeable) pushes us hard, but not harder than we can handle, and I feel like I was able to jump right in. The exercise is definitely showing. I'm gaining strength and flexibility, losing weight, and, unexpectedly, I sleep much better! Benefits of exercise aside, the quality of the subject matter, and the teaching methods, are excellent. The focus is on learning, health, respect, self-confidence, and self defense. In addition to the classes, the school offers special events such as demonstrations of other styles of martial arts, and social events involving students and staff from the other school locations."