I've been considering various options starting out in the martial arts (or actually returning as I used to do Judo and Hapkido as a teenager). I'm now over 40, however, and while in good health am not an athlete anymore so I would require good instruction that isn't excessive to the point of causing injury. I have no interest in the sports aspects but rather the self-defense, conditioning, and artistic elements of the arts.

All of this said, I was looking for a good Tae Kwon Do school and there are too many to count in Vancouver. Is anyone familiar with TaeShape? Its owner and chief instructor is Alexei. It is conveniently located but I realize that can't be the only criteria. Is it a recommended school in Vancouver?

Thanks to all who offer helpful advice.