I don't mind a formal training atmosphere. In fact, I like one. When I was living in Japan, I learned kendo at the village class; it was much more formal than I imagine most lessons here would be (I don't think as much time is spent on seiza and contemplation over here; Mr Janew (my iaido teacher here) noted a similar difference compared with Japanese-style lessons without my mentioning it - e.g. moving more slowly through the basics; I can back this up ^__^).
I hope to see you around, then. :-) Thanks for being so encouraging.