First Defense is great environment to train in. Being a former Marine I've always had an interest in Krav Maga/Combatives/etc, and I dont go wanting for realism during lessons, which is a pitfall at many MMA and BJJ gyms. You cant really beat the economy of price and involvement. I find that I can always push myself far enough to get a good work out in during the striking classes. While I am a big fan of Cross Fit, I simply cant justify a car payment sized gym bill for a 20 minute work out. With First Defense, I get a good physical work out, but I am also learning a tangible discipline. Its much more fun than slinging weights or jogging for an hour. I would recommend First Defense to anyone looking for an enjoyable way to start a more active lifestyle.