Judo in Detroit: Saito Noburu Sensei
Whoops, typo in his name. Should be Noboru.
Just moved to Detroit and searching for a Judo Club. I found one close to where I live, at the Birmingham YMCA. It's run by Noburu Satio Sensei. Was just wondering if anybody knew anything about him and if it's a good place to train?
Someone I ran into said he was an Olympic coach or ref or something. I found his website, where he says he's a 6th Dan in "Hakuryu Karate" and 7th Dan Judo.
I'm not sure what Hakuryu Karate is, though. I know what Hakko ryu Jujutsu is. But most links on Hako ryu Karate bring me to Saito's website. So I'm thinking it's some derivative form of Karate from Wado ryu or Shotokan or something.
In any event, I'm going to head out tonight to watch a class.