So last night I went home and had a bite to eat, then rolled out to find the taekwondo school - it's since moved twice since my last serious go at it.
Nice location now - it's merged with a gymnastics school for kids, but it's got it's own walled off space, and a nice spine-friendly floor now. The guy running it is one of my favorite people and he was still there, so I caught up with him. It was funny - I approached and he nodded a quick hello, then after about 30 seconds one of the women in the class blurted out, "Andrew?!?!" and people came over to chat. Looks like they've got a great financial deal in place where they only pay a percentage of their earnings, so regardless of student count they've got a place. And that's good, because attendance has dwindled. Seems everyone that's interested in martial arts wants to participate in MMA these days. I can't say that I blame them, it's cool, it gets press... people have to pick and choose, and an old Korean fighting style just isn't as dynamic as what is available these days. But I'm not going to be the next Ken Shamrock or Tito Ortiz or whoever, I just want to kick and jump and sweat. So now I'll dig out the uniform and see how it fits... yikes!