I attended a karate class tonight, and I really enjoyed it! It's something I've wanted to try for a long time. I took a self-defense class in college, but really didn't feel like I came away with a lot. My new friend Javad (Persian descent) is a black belt, and he recently moved to the area with his family (wife and three young sons) and they started attending my church. He started a class with some of the people in our church, and I decided to go check it out. I love exploring the potential of new hobbies, and having the mere time to do so.