World Oyama Karate (Clintondale/Ardonia, NY)
World Oyama is a Kyokushin offshoot. This dojo, originally founded by Frank Clark (of Fighting Black Kings), is now run by his student Mike Skinner with other instructors. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7pm to 8:30. Phone (845) 883-6245.
Classes involve hard contact, no-equipment or minimal-equipment sparring for adults. Kids wear headgear and padded cloth gloves. Tournaments are attended several times a year. Gradings are similar. Classes also include kata, pad work, heavy bag work, a consistent warmup, fundamentals and basics.
Everyone there is friendly. The classes are hard and strict but also warm.
New Paltz judo is run Tuesdays and Saturdays out of the same location by Zach Baum. New Paltz judo's website: http://newpaltzjudo.blogspot.com/