I just got back from Oak Ridge talking with the head of a school that I've been dying to train at for some time but only now have the time, money,and medical insurance to do so. I expect to take a couple of intro lessons next week then start full-on immediately afterwards. I've not trained at a school in about 10 years, and having finally found one worth training at again, I'm pretty psyched. The head of the school has 30 years experience in MA and has trained with some one the best in the world, bar none (while we were talking, his former instructor Paul Vunak called to sort out some details for a seminar for the Navy SEALs that the two of them are working on, I shit you not). He's got a really cool hybrid program that teaches Kenpo, kickboxing (with elements of Muay Thai and Savate as part of that), Kali and Phillipino weapons, and BJJ; he has a former Brazilian champ and Gracie Barre alumni named Pedro Brandao teaching the grappling (anyone heard of this dude)? No controversial topics to discuss, I'm just glad I finally am going to start not only training again but training in a way which is going to take me in new directions and teach me a helluva lot I wanted to learn and don't yet know and am feeling like a kid on Christmas Eve right about now.