Thank you for being the first person in this thread to say in so many words that they respect TKD rather than expressing the knee-jerk response (prevalent in this forum imo) that anything other than MT, JJ, BJJ, JKD, judo or similar is wussy.
Clearly I'm going to have to keep saying that not all of us live in an area where MT etc. is even available.
You live in New York, how is it not? Do you live Upstate?