Hey everyone! Probably won't remember me, but I was kind of active here a number of years ago. I was doing the boxing/mma thing then. Well I had a string of bad luck with my gyms closing. Then I tried a few of the traditional arts. Bujinkan, then found a karate place that also had a separate judo school. Loved it. Then a few months after I started, I came to school one day and the doors were locked, the lights off and people confused in the parking lot. It never reopened. So I stopped training as a bunch of negative life stuff happened and my marriage started to deteriorate and that all made finding a new school a fools errand. Well, things are much better now, life is going well, marriage issues getting worked out, fire rekindled. Restarted my weight loss journey, as I spent the last few years eating my anger and pain. So, now here I am looking to rejoin the world of Martial arts. OH, I live near Fort Wayne Indiana. So I found a place I think might be where I want to go but need more information on the style. Robert bowles karate academy usa, Inc. That is just 15 minutes, given decent traffic from my place of work. Can anyone give me some details on the style? I have read online and a few older links here of some Controversy regarding Mr. Trias and the origins of his style. Does anyone know if the study of the forms/bunkai is important in this style? They also have a method of making a fist that is different from what I am used to according to images seen on google. How does it stack up compared to other forms of karate in the application of its techniques like the Uke(receiving) and other defenses/offenses? Thanks for any assistance guys, I will be scheduling the free class and will report back.