Aloha and welcome to MT and EPAK. I hop eyou enjoy your Journey. Stop to smell the roses every once in a while. Take advantage of working with Mr. Wedlake. Not all of us have direct lines to Seniors like that.
In 1984 we moved from Anchorage, Alaska to Ojai, California. When we got here I purchased a studio in Ventura and settled into teaching, and getting to know, our new students. Some were experienced and some were not, but they all had a story to tell of their training in Kenpo.
As I got to know the student's one of them says to me that he studied Kenpo once a long time ago, but didn't stick with it. He liked his teacher, but at the time he just didn't have the time or the interest to keep going.
So I asked him who he teacher was, in the chance I may have heard of him, and he says "Ed Parker". You could have knocked me over with a feather.
You find yourself in a similar situation, although there will never be another "Ed Parker" Lee Wedlake is a teacher of the highest caliber and you're fortunate to have come across him.