Unfortunately, I live in a city where the selection of schools is limited. The three "larger" more structured schools are an ATA Karate for Kids (with a busy adult class), a Villari's Kempo and a CNS (Chuck Norris System) school. Personally, I prefer structure in my life and feel structured schools operate better, although on that note, don't want my school to be a McDojo either. I understand I said my area is limited on school selection, yet I stated there are three "major" nationwide schools. I've heard a lot of negatives on all three schools in general, which is why I'm asking for opinions. I will say I believe ATA schools have clear and defined programs, although I hear most are the epitomy of a McDojo. Any insight from you all?