Like a lot of people I had done martial arts when I was young but then career and family took over. In 2010, I was stationed in Monterey, CA and I discovered a really good Kendo club that also had one sensei who taught Iaido one class per week. I started for Kendo, but quickly fell in love with Iai and was really doing Kendo so I could do the Iai class. When I was transferred the closest Kendo dojo was not only over 1.5 hours away, they also didn't do Iai and their monthly dues were ridiculous - I don't know if it's mandatory in Judo, but in Kendo to be a member of the AUSAKF the school has to be non-profit so most are in Y's or Buddhist Temples, etc, but I think these guys set up shop in a strip mall and maybe they weren't making a profit but they still had to pay the rent AND they're no longer in business. Anyway, eventually the bug hit again. I'll admit at first I was considering BJJ but $120 a month? Then, it might sound cliché, but I saw Ronda Rousey and did a search for Judo dojos and low and behold there was one right down the street from me. Went in and watched a class and joined up the very next class. Three months later still going strong, I just wish my schedule allowed me to make more than 1-2 classes per week. In June I'll get off this shift work and I'll be available for up to six classes per week. I don't know if this old body can take that much, but at least the option will be there.