Carl is a very knowledgeable coach. His Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu teaching is very informative and applicable to all styles of grappling. There are many talented members of this gym who are both friendly and welcoming to new people. Not only is Carl a talented black belt but he is a very talented boxer who will help you improve that aspect of your training too. I highly recommend this gym as a home for those living in the area as well as a place to visit when traveling through.