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  1. Ming Loyalist is offline
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    solves problems with violence

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    3/14/2011 11:03pm

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     Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Yates View Post
    Thanks nightowl :),
    How's your Japanese? Can understand a few words :), but I will have to rely on English...

    What part of Japan do you live in?
    The plan was to
    1. Find a good dojo
    2. Stay in that area...
    Do you think I can just go somewhere like Tokyo and tryout a few dojos ?and select one ?
    do you have a job and a work visa?
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Yates View Post
    Hi Permalost :),
    Never tried it , just reading about it , this is Judo isn't it ?


    Yep. You'll have a lot of really good coaches, in fact you're more or less at judo mecca. You'll have a lot of classes to pick from, you'll have a lot of people of different shapes and sizes to judo. You'll practise top notch techniques.

    You also get to bow and wear a gi if that traditional stuff matters to you.

    Seriously, there's no other choice. I wager after doing six months of judo at the kodokan, you could go to many other more traditonal styles and laugh your ass off because you do the same things they do, but you've trained harder, faster, and better.

    Just sayin'.

    EDIT: Also, Japan?
    Maybe wait a year.
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    3/14/2011 11:15pm


     Style: Koryu Budo, Shooto

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    Was about to ask. You can't just move into Japan to train, although you may be able to stay here up to 3 months without a visa depending on your nationality. I think I might have heard something about getting a cultural visa through the Kodokan, but I really have no idea.

    On top of that, times are tough in Japan right now and if you don't already have something already lined up you probably aren't going to find too much. Heck, you can't even find cup ramen at the grocery store right now in Japan much less employment or a visa sponsor.
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    pro nonsense self defense

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    I wouldn't go there any time soon.
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     Style: Muay Thai, Judo, BJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMF View Post
    Holy Crap! Welcome back Shinbushi! How have you been?
    busy trying to keep my school alive. just came through on the other side
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     Style: Fitness-Fu and Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinbushi View Post
    busy trying to keep my school alive. just came through on the other side
    Everything okay I hope? Good to see you back on here.

    To the OP, just go do judo. You won't be sorry.
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     Style: Muay Thai, Judo, BJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMF View Post
    Everything okay I hope? Good to see you back on here.
    Thanks, we almost went under, but hung on with fingernails, and starting to get back in the black.
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