We have looked at all the dojos in the area. CMAA was exactly what we were looking for. We especially like that the focus of the dojo is to learn the art of defense. Our children have be attending CMAA for two years and we can see the increase in their focus, and confidence. We also like the no contract policy. Our children do other sports at different times in the year. Being able to adjust through out the year has been very helpful. I would recommend CMAA to anyone interested in learning Karate.