Re: Baseline skillset
One of my instructors, a pro MMA guy who has opened my eyes up to totally new ways of training let me in on a secret.
He said, do privates.
I said, wow they are expensive.
He said, okay spend 100 on a seminar for 2 days, or find a partner and spend 200 on a couple of hours of quality training and split the cost...you'll be better off.
I have done this, and found it to be true for the most part.
Of course, I still do the occassional seminar when I have to.
Smaller is better for sure.