http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...taxpayer-money-for-4-day-tai-chi-classes.html I read this story and these are the thoughts that came to me. 1. That Sheriff is crooked and well - not very mentally stable. One of those wannabe's with a superhero complex. He should be in jail and definitely not in that job. 2. $1,000 for four days of TCC training? That is more than I pay for a YEAR of private lessons every week- And group classes, and other instructors to ask advice of during the many hours my school is open for training. :jawdrop: And I know I don't go to the cheapest school (good value- but not the cheapest.) You can't learn a MA in a several day seminar, you need to practice over time with monitoring by a qualified instructor. You can only develop a little in 4 days. Better to spread out teachings with regular lessons over time- hopefully not with taxpayer dollars. 3. With all due respect, I think the following statement in the article is beyond stupid. Citizens won't be getting beat up by police officers because of TCC? I mean I think I get what he was trying to say, but it didin't come across well - IMO. And in the context of defending someone misusing public funds, it especially doesn't come across well. .