My last training was in Victoria BC with INVICTA Champ Sarah Kaufman:
First I took my son there for the kids class, and there was 1 boy around his level that really connected with him Kaufman was so happy that the boy had someone to train with (the other kids were much more novice) that she invited us back the next day even though there was no kids class. She said that if we could make it she'd call the other boy to come in and train during the adult class.
So we arrived and the boy was there waiting. We all start the adult class together and they were pumped to be a part of it.
I learned a really cool takedown and had some good rolls. I tend to go very light when I visit clubs, I don't wanna be that guy who shows up and tries to challenge everyone so I kind of turn it down, even let a few whitebelts get the better of me... but afterwards a good friend of mine who has done a lifetime of martial arts said I was wrong to not give my best and represent my club and my belt. Interesting question wouldn't mind people's thoughts on it
Very big space, there was whole other room as big in the back there where you see (Z)UMA on the blue wall. I didn't take any pics for the adult class but it was packed:
Also got to train with my brother who is a high ranking AIKIDO black belt. I suck at it, lol but fun to see what its all about