Im a high school teacher with no previous martial arts experience, and I would highly recommend Jerrys classes. He works very hard to meet each student at their ability level, and for me that is both appreciated for my lower level of ability and respected as a fellow teacher. He is very personable and takes an interests in everyone that trains with him, finding time to get one-on-one instruction with everyone to insure their personal progress through the curriculum.
Guro Jerrys curriculum is well organized and thematic in nature. No matter your experience level with martial arts, you can learn something in every class. Jerry organizes classes thematically, so they build on one another and are engaging. I feel like I can competently use any of the skills he has taught me despite my lack of previous experience and frequent training interruptions.
Something that sets Jerry apart for other instructors I have experienced is his commitment to his students. Due to a variety of reasons, I have had an interrupted schedule this year. Whenever I return to class, Jerry knows exactly where I was and where I need to be. By no means would I recommend interruptions in serious training, but I think it speaks to Jerrys personal commitment to each student that he has patiently worked through my schedule issues and continues to deliver high end training that I can both enjoy and potentially use if necessary.