Probably like many here, I had a difficult time finding a Krav Maga school near me. I have been training in the martial arts for over 35 years and have black belts in several. I briefly had a Krav training class near me many years ago and trained with them briefly before the program closed. I spent many years in the military as an investigator, and then later as a federal agent. During that time I got to put my martial art skills to the test. Unfortunately many of the arts I studied, TKD, Hapkido, etc., did not work very well in law enforcement without modification. We even started teaching a variation of BJJ in law enforcement. I was always against this as an instructor because, although most fights end on the ground, I did not want to be rolling with someone and trying to protect my gun and other weapons at the same time. Or waiting for their buddies to kick me in the back of the head. Then I discovered Krav Maga! I did research and learned that this art was relatively easy to learn. It had to be because it had to be taught to many soldiers and police officers quickly. And it was proven in the field. Now I am combining Krav Maga, BJJ and Pekiti Tirsia Kali, which is a form of Filipino knife and stick fighting. With the 3 of these arts, even at 53 years old, I feel I am a formidable opponent if attacked. I train in Krav and BJJ at a distance AND live.