Hello, everyone. I've been taking USSD in Los Angeles for about four years, and I am currently a green belt (brown stripe soon). At my dojo, they don't rush us through the ranks. In fact, my Sensei has made it very clear that I won't advance in rank until I make my material from all of my previous ranks (white and up) perfect. We work a lot on practical stuff, and I consider myself a pretty good fighter. I like competing in the USSD tournaments (despite the price), but I'm looking for somethind different, specifically mixed martial arts tournaments for minors in my general area. I'm 15, 16 in June.