What is your opinion of "garage" martial arts?
One of my Facebook friends recently shared this article:
Personally, as long as the location is clean, whether it's a garage or the prefectural budokan doesn't register. Right now, I study aikido in the front of a plastics fabrication shop because the owner/instructor is worth learning from. I drive past three other shiny store-front martial arts schools to get there, too. I also appreciate that the dues are low because we're not paying for dedicated space or to impress anyone.
Given that this is a pragmatic based forum, I don't expect strong disagreement, but I thought I'd throw this out there to see if it sparked a convo.