Although I have been a big fan of MMA and shootfighting since UFC 1 (or maybe since Maeda vs. Tiger I), I don't train. But speaking of which, I'd like to get into some beginner stuff. The problem is that my job keeps me very busy, so I could really only hit mats on weekends and holidays. I also haven't done much since a belts-for-sale karate program in elementary school, and taking a stab at aikido in college. In the meantime, I try to stay in shape by going to the local fitness joint, riding my bicycle, and running a little.
So as you can tell, it sounds presumptuous but I am looking for a casual program. A shooto for busy people or something. No interest in taking to the streets and testing newfound skills out on SMAP look-alikes or anything. I just dig all MMA and think that working on it myself a little bit will deepen my understanding of it. By the way, I am also past my 20s and not getting any younger.
Any recommendations out there? I am aware that places like Takada Dojo have beginner courses, but I get the feeling that they're not really into classwork, etc.