new breed actually has an affliate in waukegan:
probably the closet of any gyms mentioned so far. its run by one of our purple belts, ed reyes. frequently has blacks, browns and other purples from our team swing through here. i'm actually teaching a class on Thursday next week, 1/3.
if you plan to come to flo and try a class let me know. i just took this program over, but its growing and i have a good group of guys/girls. we have in fact started doing friday night open mat. free and open to anyone. if you want to come by then and see the facility and try it out, just let me know.
def take classes at a couple diff gyms and see which one you fit best in