I started when I was 7 years old. Sensei Hioki just opened up his dojo. I stop going when I was 13, do to moving out of state. In that 6 years, I learned so much. Not only in defense, but also how to handle & control my mind & life situation. Be responsible & make human kind choices. So happy to hear sensei dojo is still around. Passing by the dojo brings back lots of memories. Wish I never stopped. Great place. Great times! Will never forget sensei Hioki.