Thank you for strongly encouraging me to attend groups. I attend both groups on Wednesday and the one on Monday. I admit, it was intimidating at first, especially when I was just a white belt. But without these groups, I don’t think that I would be doing as well as I am today. Groups help to make our techniques understandable. What I appreciate, is that the other students are helpful and encouraging, which in itself has made attending much easier. Even better, sometimes, I feel I am “ahead” in our private lessons.