Hi This is my first post here. And I'm grateful for all the great advice here. I can find a lot of useful info. But I haven't found everything. So ill ask my questions. Being a long time admirer of Martial Arts and fitness in general, I got my two kids into it several months ago. The only school in town is Shaolin Do. And I am am familiar with the many stories and controversies surrounding it, going way back. While I personally think Sin The' is an nice egomaniac, I was not impressed with how he carried himself through testing. And his long winded speeches made Mr Miyagi seem like a god of wisdom. Thus far I have seen my shy kids (10 and 12) gain more confidence in their endeavor. They have really shown high potential recently. But for the ever increasing cost of this school, I don't think it's worth it. Furthermore, I wasn't impressed at how Sin The' handled an injury the rest of us saw coming between two kids during a spar. So I have decided to move on by placing the kids hopefully under an instructor who teaches real self defense instead of chirping and quacking sounds. Someone who also focuses more on inner growth instead of fighting. Basically, the kids being able to protect themselves or "get away". I don't see any sport in two people beating the he!! out of one another. At the same time, life skills, friendship, unity, etc etc. I know it may be impossible for someone else to recommend a good instructor. But I would at least like to know if there are any particular styles that are most practical for kids?