Hello everyone, This is my first post and I am brand new to martial arts. I am an adult who has been meaning to get started for quite a while but various things have prevented that. As I am now getting started at my local TKD club, I find myself a little skeptical of the claims being made by the owner. He is Korean and older, but I can't verify that he was ever an olympics head coach, nor where he got his 8th degree black belt from. He signed me up for a 18 month contract at three 45 minute classes/week, suggesting that I might be a deputy BB by that time. He said my height (6'4") will help me progress. I know there is a lot of talk of Mcdojangs and I was very clear when speaking to him that I wanted to learn "traditional" TKD as well as the sparring rules. He assured me that TKD is "all encompassing" and then showed me a couple joint locks. Here is the website of the club. There is no mention on the website of affiliation, but the school's business card says U.S. TKD Union. From what I understand, this is the same as TeamAmerica, but their website does not show this school as a member. http://www.ustkdstuart.com/ I would appreciate a little guidance here as I am new and want to make sure I train at the right place. Thanks for taking the time to read this.