I started training with NSMA when I was 22 years old. This was my first exposure to martial arts. I can say with full confidence that I truly picked the right school. Before I joined I looked at many different schools and was very disappoinrted. As soon as I stepped in the door the energy from the students and intructors was evident. These people love what they do and it translates into their teaching. If you want to be a great martial artist or a champion this is the place to train.