Greetings everyone, I do not know if I am allowed to ask the following question, regarding local referrals, here on MAP. Therefore, I guess that I’ll just go ahead and do so. I have some martial arts experience in a few other martial arts. Having heard, as well as seen, wonderful things about the beautiful martial art, Tai Chi, I am interested in learning Tai Chi, ultimately, for self defense purposes. After only briefly exploring around my local area, I only see group classes for Tai Chi at, for instance, my local YMCA, where it appears that the emphasis is mainly on learning forms, with the student doing solo practice along with other students within the group class. I understand the importance of this. That being said, I never see any pairing up between partners to, for instance, work on together with each other various self defense techniques. Therefore, does anyone know of a Tai Chi club or organization that emphasizes self defense techniques here in Los Angeles, or more specifically, the west Los Angeles area, or better yet, right here in my local neighborhood of Venice/Marina del Rey? Thank you very much. The best to all, Greetings!