Group attendance from a student’s perspective:

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.