If you are looking for a martial arts school to enroll in, please beware of the most recent trend.
This new trend is called the Mc Dojo and is used to describe martial arts schools that have popped up out of nowhere over the last decade or so simply to cater to the masses who have decided that they HAD to learn karate after seeing the movie The Karate Kid, or that they had to be as cool as Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan.
If you are serious about training and learning, choosing a good school with a solid reputation is important. If you simply go to a school because it is close and less expensive than another, you may run into problems with poor instructors that do not know too much more about martial arts are you do. Take the time to do a thorough and you will get better and safer results.