If anyone is interested, there is now Quest training in NYC. The head instructor is 5th Dan, Leo Pimentel, who has been training for approximately 25 years. If anyone is interested, please feel free to drop by the dojo during our training times. Shin Budo Kai 77 8th Avenue (downstairs) New York, NY We train Mon & Thur 8:30-9:30 PM, and Sat 2:30-3:30 PM. http://www.nyc-quest.com We also have a meetup group => http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Quest/ About me: I'm a shodan who began training in 1997 at NY Budo (now closed). Shortly after earning my 1st dan, I began military service and stopped training regularly due to lack of partners an dojos (although I did train in a couple of other arts). About a year ago, I began regular training again.