i back in june joined this institute with the promises that i would advance at my own pace. during my time here i belt tests for the entire dojo were delayed and delayed and delayed! to be in this class you are required to buy books and rent movies, as well as pay a membership entry into the "books and movies" club! isnt the martial arts also about not trying to make money out of everything!!!! furthermore no way of advancing past just black belt, no hope of ever reaching second third or fourth dan rank, as this is not sponsored by any national orginization. many of what shidoshi will tell you i have remembered and looked up and found to be false! just made up to make his orginization look better! I much greatly reccomend Sensai Perry of hendersonville, boxing coach Chris Sawtelle of hendersonville or se.nsai Darren Norris of Etowah. these gentlemen have truely respecatable admirable talents.