Been practicing shaolin and kempo at a local school for a couple years but recently moved to a large, very professional shaolin wushu school that’s farther away. They are VERY exact with their forms and I have to work 10x harder than I did the past few years ever. Super fast paced, work hard or leave. I am really loving the challenge. I’ve gone from one of the better students to one of the worst students by switching schools, but I’m excited to see how much I can learn and get better. They also have a san da class once a week to make sure we have self defense/fighting skills. I’m considering doing gymnastics lessons once a week on the side to help me move faster with aerials/acrobats but I might just see how things go with the school alone (I am in my 20s and never did gymnastics before, but I don’t want that to hold me back). Either way, I’m going from intermediate rank to white belt and I couldn’t be happier. Even if I’m the worst student, I love watching all the better students do wild stuff and it’s really inspiring. Just wanted to share, it sucks getting “demoted” but it’s better to see it as only an opportunity!