I've been to a few martial arts schools over the years, some great, some not so great. Devore Academy is right there at the top, and a large part of that is due to Rick Christie. In addition to the "physical" fundamentals of martial arts, Renshi spends alot of time emphasizing the mental aspects of self defense - preparedness for situations, overcoming the desire/urge/need to quit when things get tough, and application of the skills we're learning to every day life (attitude, discipline, and respect!). Can't wait for my kids to get old enough to attend the school - the lessons they learn there will help them reach their potential, and gain confidence in themselves early. I recommend Devore Academy, and specifically Renshi Christie, to anyone anytime the subject of fitness and/or martial arts comes up.