Reccommended Dojos/Clubs In Brisbane Australia?
First off, I'm like to say hi to everyone as I'm a complete newbie here. So, uh... hi.
I've been searching around the forums for about a week now, but felt it was time to be a pain in the ass and ask a question.
Basically, I'm looking for somewhere to train in Brisbane. Preferably on the south side somewhere, as I live in Darra and will be relying on public transport.
What type of martial or combat art am I after? No freaking clue. I don't have a preference over traditional or modern.
I just want something that I'll be able to use to defend myself with, if I ever get into a street fight. A school with a good instructor and alive training, at least some of the time. Katas are great, but I want to know what it feels like to hit and be hit.
I've got a bit of a grounding in Karate, mostly due to my father being a 5th dan, and I've done some aikido and gumdo (the latter being fun but totally useless for me), but really, I'm a total noob.
So any suggestions? :)
There's Henry Sue Tong Long (http://chinesekungfuacademy.com/) a very short distance from me, but I have no idea if Henry Sue's style is actually good or useful.
Anyway, sorry for the long post. Cheers all!
Welcome to the site Alaerhyn!
Originally Posted by Alaerhyn
There's a Judo club at UQ in St Lucia, should only take you about half an hour to get there. Otherwise, I think Sang said that the Freestyle Kung Fu Academy in Richlands do well in competitions.
Unfortunately that's all I know of clubs out west, good luck finding a place to train!
Thanks for the welcome, and info, cualltaigh!
I'm liking the look of the Freestyle Kung Fu Academy. Few different things to try there, and they are full contact. Sweet.
Will give them a call tomorrow.
While I'm at it, does anyone else have any suggestions? Or comments on the places cualltaigh suggested?
One of my mates trains here
He thinks quite highly of the place, and he regularly competes in bjj competitions. I am not in Brisbane so I have no idea if its close.
About 20 mins on the train, which is practically next door by QR standards. There's a section on my line where we are regularly outpaced by pregnant teenage mums pushing prams.
Originally Posted by Ded Morose
Two stops away at Milton there is also Tohkon Ryu Jujitsu and kyukushin karate at the Lang park pcyc.
Last edited by cualltaigh; 12/21/2011 8:16am at .
Reason: More relevance for ntown
I have been to Brisbane once so as far as locations go I have no idea. But Intergrated is a good gym and looked after me when they did not have to.
And they train champions.
Otherwise Chris hasemen is also a nice guy and one of his fighters beat the **** out of me so they must be doing something right.
I dont know if he has a gym or does specialised classes.
Tohkon Ryu Jujitsu is the MA that Chris spent most of his life training in (as it was created by his father Mark - who still runs the classes at Lang Park), Chris used to run a branch of it at the Hills PCYC. He trains MMA now out of his HAMMA gym (right next to the Bowen Hills train station) but I think it is a by appointment.
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
Though it should be noted that while preparing for his UFC fight Chris turned to Dan Higgins of Integrated to prepare for it.
If I ever cut the umbilical chord to my current gym it will be to go to one of these two.
That makes sense I fought in the HAMMA arena for my MMA thing but that was for a course.
Originally Posted by cualltaigh
( I was just put in a car and driven there)
Late post but may as well try- I actually trained at MAQLD for quite a while, 5 times a week -it was VERY good. The instructor there, Matt, has a very good way of teaching. In terms of self defence, it's probably the best teaching I've come across, and trust me Ive now seen quite a bit- his style works very well. For sports the BJJ stuff is great. If you do go along, say you were told by the ex-sempai with the limp ;D