Greetings to the forum, I am a newbie to FMA, but have been participating in the martial arts for around 30 years. Currently I am studying BJJ, but because of a accident, will be having shoulder surgery in September. My question is I have the opportunity to study with a gentleman that claims to be a 8th degree black belt in FMA, not to be a name dropper right off the bat, but does anyone know of a Robert Small, he is a former/current marine and lives actually very close to me. Being in MA for as long as I have I have a habit of wanting to check references about instructors, etc. Anyway happy to be here and thanks in advance for any information you can send my way. Thanks.