http://www.jinenkan-cincinnati.com/ I've been thinking about trying to get into a martial art (if my work schedule ever lets me). I'm primarily interested in one that focuses more on real-world application and fitness than in memorizing history lessons or includes too many lessons on Eastern philosophy, etc, etc. A friend of mine mentioned the above web site to me (he stumbled across it while Googling something else), and I'm really up in the air about it. On the one hand, it looks to include the colored outfits, colored belts, pay-for-rank, etc, that I'm not real interested in. On the other hand, though, you've got this quote... "The martial art that we study in the Jinenkan is a form of Jissen Kobudo, or "martial art from fuedal Japan with the purpose of winning real fights". We do not compete in tournaments, but practice the skills necessary to deal with real-life confrontations of all kinds." Which sorta sounds good. Has anyone got any experience with this organization, or this martial art (Jissen Kobudo, I guess, is the name of it)? Is it really as real-world practical as the name would imply, or is it just a marketing ploy? Should I be leery of joining this "organization" instead of just joining a school?