After more than a year, EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. of my original review remains true:Without any previous martial arts experience but after much research, it was apparent that training BJJ was the path for me. The search for a place that was friendly to beginners (but provided the opportunity to grow), close enough to home, and affordable for my family was on.Prof. King said, The hardest thing that folks walking through the door for the first time will do in this building is often stepping onto the mat for he first time. Its important to distinguish here between hard and challenging. Each class (Ive taken BJJ and Group Fitness classes) is incredibly challenging both mentally and physically. The absolute hardest thing to do, though, was to step onto the mat for the first time. Like most difficult things, though, my only regret is not having done it sooner.The community is truly amazing. Many are very skilled and accomplished BJJ practitioners. At the same time, Ive not run into a single person who wasnt enthusiastic (sincerely) about showing new people some new stuff!I cant say enough great things about AOM.