Cranford Judo & Karate Center
I'll start with a breakdown of the schedule. The judo schedule at this dojo is as follows:
M - 6:30 to 7:30
T - 7:00 to 9:00 (7 to 8 is newaza)
Th - 7:00 to 9:00 (7 to 8 is newaza)
F - 6:30 to 7:30
Sat - 11am to 12pm
In a normal 1 hour session, we start by bowing in - then stretching/cardio under an assistant instructor/senior student. Pending the number of people attending the class, ~5-10 minutes of uchikomi (fitting in) follows. The rest of the class (~40-45m) is dedicated to randori. Class often flows over 7:30 by 15 minutes or so.
Tuesdays and Thursdays the structure is a bit different. The first hour of newaza is optional, as you can come in at 8:00 and not incur ridicule about tardiness or anything. In that first hour, we start off with mat workouts - pulling yourself across the mat/shrimping/backrolls - a whole slew of minor workouts, then we partner up for a bit to finish out the normal routine. While partnered, we work on sweeps, then leg lifts followed by armbar/triangle/kimura/etc. technique for a bit. Sensei will then call our attention to show off a new technique/move, or invite David Ellis to show off a technique/move - which we then drill for (~15m? time flies in newaza, not accurate by any means), either multiple techniques are introduced, or we begin newaza randori for the remainder of the class (probably 30 minutes).
The second hour of the class begins with an undetermined amount of uchikomi, followed by randori for the rest of class, usually an hours+ worth, as we go 15-20 minutes after the 9pm cutoff.
There is often a surprising lack of white belt students - brown belt/black belt students outnumber new students 95% of the time. Only on a monday will you occasionally find several new students.
This is not to say colored belts here are akin to potato chips, all the students have put in their time.
Competition is strongly encouraged - as advancement heavily relies on it, there are ~2 invitationals at the dojo itself every year under sanction of the USJF. As well as a window into all local NJ competitions (Sensei is the president of the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai) http://www.hudsonjudo.org
As far as pricing, paying month to month $120 will allow you to attend 1-2 times per week. Paying for 6 months with 3 months down up front will allow you to attend as many classes as there are. Whether the 'unlimited' refers to Karate in addition to Judo, I have no idea - a phone call I'm sure would answer this. There are multiple pricing plans - obviously discounted the more money down up front. But the 6 mo pricing plan is the most logical if you enjoy the school after the first month.
If you have children, the children's program is very popular. Sensei as well as senior students like Toshi are very good with children (and keeping them in line :D), I've yet to see a miserable child in those classes.
*I've specified no full contact fight team, because I don't really know how that applies to this school. There are plenty of serious competitors, and this is judo - not pillow fighting, so the full contact thing...