Any locals have opinions about Machado BJJ generally and the Farmers Branch location in particular? It's located well for me as my go to gun range is literally 100/125 feet away. I've been working out/training with five guys - none of us are instructors and all five have different strengths and fighting styles, it has been a very good thing. Well as fate would have it one guy is ducking out due to a very bad back and two others are moving soon and the other guy has a jones to get into taekwondo and stick fighting. Leaving me out in the cold. I really like krav maga but the closest training facility that I know about is a little far away. Machado is much closer. The philosophy question......For context I used to bounce and I've been in lots of scrapes in the past. Everyone knows BJJ is a marvelous defense art. But apparently Machado is very big on taking any fight straight to the ground the logic being a BJJ disciple has every advantage on the ground - frankly I believe this line of thinking is mostly correct. However, I see three problems for me. 1). I'm a big guy with very long arms and very fast hands (at 54 I don't embarrass myself on the speed bag for example) plus I was taught by an old boxer friend and fellow bouncer to begin fights, I'm a natural lefty, as a right hander getting in a few jabs and then quickly switch to my natural side. I have get confidence in my hands and I've ended probably 75% of the fights I've been in with a strong lefty jab or three and another 10% with head slaps. 2). I've only used it in anger once - but I'm good at front kicks with my left leg. 2A). A guy I used to work for taught me to practice versions of an automatic series of moves A). lefty jab, jab, jab (if the guy is short I'd probably start with a slap instead) B). lefty front kick C). step off the left foot as it hits the floor after the front kick, turn the left hip through throwing an upper cut to the body. The second version skips the kick or the kick is a fake. Sounds lame I know but this fighting plan was very effective for me in bars. 3). In a scuffle with a miscreant who may have buddies around going to ground seems like a sub-optimal move. I can throw a few punches and a kick or two an then make a quick fighting retreat from my feet better than from my back. Conversely, even though I have great confidence in my stand up defensive skills maybe gaining confidence in a ground game and BJJ holds/chokes might be a good thing for me. Thoughts?