Just recently attended an induction class (4 hours of basic striking, power generation and chaining/bursting exercises) and had a ball. Coming from a TMA background I was a bit iffy as to how I'd find the shift in formality etc but found that I got wrapped up in the techs too much to sit there and nit pick the differences and the cocky-ness (not meant to be negative) was quite refreshing coming from a fairly serious Dojo environment. In fact having the TMA background helped a HUGE amount as it was very easy to grasp the concepts of power generation and moving through your opponent etc. The 4 hours flew by and didn't feel like much, but then I did nothing physical the next day and the lactic acid killed me lol. At least I know I must have done something right! Anyway, starting training next Wednesday (they are closed today as it's a public holiday down here) and can't wait to get into it and this time see what's the same as what I'm used to, what's different and actually start learning! Not sure if I'm going to go through the grading process as it doesn't hold a whole lot of meaning for me anymore. I'd much rather just be confident that I know the material than have a Unit ranking after x amount of time in grade - the school uses Units rather than Belts and it's optional for students with no pressure to grade. Everyone learns everything, just the higher levels ramp up the intensity and power a bit more. Wish me luck guys!