I am a traditional martial artist and I have been in the Chicago area for a while. I train Kung Fu and I have a Sifu. However, I was interested in meeting others in the Local Martial Arts community and so I searched the area for about 3 years. I tried some schools and even joined a semi-private club on top of my training. It turns out l, however that many schools have failed to reply to my inquiries about training - or simply refused to train with me. I am very grateful for my primary Sifu and style of Kung fu / school as I can train martial arts there and it has done so much for me. I am at a point where all the experiences and advice I have been given have led me to stick to my one style. I am a total nerd and love to dig deeper and study the techniques so this is not a problem for me. I just find it interesting how the results of my research and inquiries have led me to this. Additionally, I am going to train some tumbling in a gym (non-self-defense related) in order to work on my performance act and move my body in different ways. Any advice on tumbling or on Martial Arts in Chicago is appreciated.