new member. just signed up today. i've been overly curious about martial arts since my brothers and i were just kids (i'm 30 and they're all older than i am) and were play fighting in the back yard. over the years, that curiosity has grown quite a bit. i've taken some training in a few different disciplines, but unfortunately never stuck with it for a great amount of time. at this point, i've come to realize that using paired short sticks is my preferred method of defense, and want to improve my ability with my chosen weapon. if anyone knows of any school of training near the Pleasanton, CA area, i'd be very grateful for some assistance in finding some training and teaching. if no Eskrima/Arnis school is close by, i'd definitely be up for some Praying Mantis Kung Fu training.