I made a post in the MAT forum, about having a few local choices. Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Kung Fu, Krav Maga (although it's not offered anymore).
I'm seriously thinking about Aikido now as a replacement to Krav Maga. I wanted to learn self defense from the start. Best of all, the dojo is right around the corner from my house.
Here are some info from their website.
"Welcome to the study of Aikido. Aikido training offers you many benefits such as learning self-defense skills, improving physical fitness, confidence, and health of mind, body and spirit. As a new student, you will have exposure to much knowledge soon. We encourage you to cultivate a beginner's mind: open mindedness, sincerity and attentiveness. This will make your initial months of Aikido training most beneficial."
"Shoshinkan Dojo provides quality and professional instruction using traditional Japanese and modern methods of teaching Aikido. We are a professionally accredited dojo affiliated with the Aikido Association of America (AAA)."
Robert Boehm Sensei holds the rank of Sandan. In addition to Aikido, he has trained in a variety of martial arts and has over 20 years of experience. Boehm Sensei is a sergeant with the Providence, RI, Police Department, chief firearms and defensive tactics instructor, and bomb technician. He is also a member of the department’s SWAT team. Boehm Sensei is a recognized police use of force expert.
Frank Gallo Sensei holds the rank of Sandan. In addition to Aikido, he has trained in a variety of martial arts and has over 20 years of experience. Gallo Sensei is a retired police officer from the Cranston, RI, Police Department. His experience with the department included chief defensive tactics instructor, firearms instructor and training coordinator, training officer, and member of the department’s SWAT team. Gallo Sensei has written several law enforcement books on “Police Force”, has taught law enforcement officers from around the world, and is a recognized police use of force expert. Gallo Sensei is a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. His research work includes the application of social and cognitive theories to law enforcement settings and problems.
The main website can be found here. RI Aikido
, there is also an old article from the Providence Journal here
If I learn, I want to learn it right.