Hey COOL! No I've been in Dallas. I work-out on my own pretty much now because the classes became too $$$. I figure it's better to be an expert at everything through Blue than mediocre at higher levels. As you know, what we know as Blues...if we can execute it perfectly, we can do some real damage...and not many non-karate folks could beat us.
I have to agree. Purple seemed to be the peak of the program. I'm only active part time now and work-out at home mostly. My school was closed a couple years ago, but the former owner visits about once a month and video tapes a 4 hour session so I have something to work on. We broke away from the Paul Mills group and have been incorporating a lot of grappling techniques from small circle jujitsu into each of the kenpo techniques. It's kinda fun playing with what we already know and coming up with new variations all the time.