I'm new and still deciding, confused.. in that "whoa, didn't-know-what-to-expect", second week, phase. I didn't sit and watch a class or two, I didn't screen, I saw an ad, felt that weird crossroads feeling, went in and signed up. When I signed up it was a white/yellow adult class. There were two white belts, a yellow/green and a higher belted kid who was clearly in there with his dad. They were lining up kicking a pad that leaned against the wall. Master was envolved. I thought, eh, they looked like they were having fun. The girl in the office said she had trained there since a kid. Answered all of my questions as if she didn't really expect to see me again, a bit mechanically but semi friendly. The Master kept sizing me up at distance through office window. Sign-up was a deal, I was given my uniform, studio philosophy papers for "white belt" and told to come back the following Monday at white/yellow adult time. First Monday class there were three people, white and no belt and a yellow/green. Second Tuesday class three different people (same belts, different people). Both classes were jam packed with beginning info at starter speed. Stretches, warm ups, high block/low block movements and positions, basic punch position, basic kick to bag, exactly were to hit with what part of foot. Just what I expected. I enjoyed it though as it was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I found the challenge just up my alley. We start by learning everything in Korean. Manners, positions, etc. too. The next class, Thursday it was two no belts, a ton of red belts, blue, yellow/green... all in a white/yellow time slot (higher belt classes are listed as being the next hour, then black belt the following hour) this class was taught advanced, nothing like beginner. It felt like it was to keep the higher belts happy, when it is a white/yellow class. I am new, not even earned a belt yet so kept my thoughts to myself and my mouth shut. The following Monday it was green, blue, red belts, black belts. I asked a student if I was in the correct class, was it a white/yellow class? She was a blue/green belt. Told me, "yes". What the heck?? I asked if it was normal for higher belts to be in the white/yellow class? She sort of hesitated and then hedged, "yes". Then wlked away and kept her distance. This was another advanced taught class and the one white belt and me (a no belt) were like kindergarteners thrown into a high school class. --- They did give detailed info.. but it was way too advanced, for the advanced students, not in their own class. --- I did notice them correcting the higher belted students for basic things they should have learned before advancing... I would think. Like aiming to mid section (label on uniform) in a basic front punch (something they did teach me in my first class) it made me wonder how they advanced. They all mumbled that they were "rusty for this stuff". The next Tuesday and Thursday class were worse. Mostly black belts and many red. I felt like asking if I should come back at the black belt class for the studio would be empty and I can work on basics, but as a no belt, kept my mouth shut. That class was insane, everyone was fit I thought I would pass out from their routine. I was told not to come on Friday as I didn't know enough for Friday classes.. I don't know enough for their white/yellow classes either.... Wed is and Sat are out for white belts too.. Evidently everyone was told on Friday (when I was told not to be there) that Monday and Tuesday white/yellow class slot would suddenly become a red/black sparring class. Excluded, both. What the heck??! What am I paying here for? Its the sixteenth of the month and only been allowed to attend six classes, and more than half of those were white/yellow classes. The studio feel skitzo. Its all over the place. So far I have been paying this studio for weeks, and I am learning more beginner info from youtube videos. They are WTF, 6 degree and higher Masters in all of their chains. Sorry for typos, its typed in middle of night on lacking sleep. Another class tonight and don't know what to expect. To be honest I am not looking foreword to it, and that shouldn't be. *sigh* What are your thoughts??