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    Good dojos in Tempe, AZ?

    Can anybody recommend any dojos in Tempe (not outside or around Tempe, but actually in Tempe)? The style doesn't really matter...I wanted to do Kyokushin or Shotokan, but the only decent dojos I could find are in Phoenix, and I don't have a car. I've been looking around on Google, and every place I've found in Tempe strikes me as a mcdojo.

    Must be a striking martial art and have full-contact sparring, though.

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    You try AZ Combat Sports? (Look into it)
    Have you tried Spartan Academy Pankration?
    Any other MMA gyms? I know quite a few in Tempe.

    I know those aren't McDojos. I know those are full contact, and more importantly, they teach variety striking. Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, in some cases, even Karate. Don't limit yourself, do them all.

    Why limit yourself to striking though? Don't you know a lot of fights end up on the ground buddy? Try to cross train Jiu-jitsu or wrestling, wrestling especially if you want to keep the fight standing (Sprawl and Brawl).

    As for Mcdojos, yeah, there are a lot in Tempe. Thank ASU for providing customers for them.

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    Thanks for the info...I'll check them out. I want to start with a striking art, and eventually start training in a grappling art and what-not to become as well-rounded as possible...Striking is just the starting point I've chosen for myself.

    I have a little bit of wrestling knowledge thanks to my dad...He was a wrestler in high school and has been a life-long fan of wrestling, so I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to escape his nelsons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzrscm View Post
    Thanks for the info...I'll check them out. I want to start with a striking art, and eventually start training in a grappling art and what-not to become as well-rounded as possible...Striking is just the starting point I've chosen for myself.

    I have a little bit of wrestling knowledge thanks to my dad...He was a wrestler in high school and has been a life-long fan of wrestling, so I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to escape his nelsons.
    My recommendation is definatly AZ Combat Sports. Where in Tempe are you exactly?


    Untill you actually start at one of these gyms, if you are in high school, go ask the school's coach to do freestyle wrestling. You'll learn good takedowns and stay in shape.

    On the nelsons, its the best part of childhood :) Now gut wrenches on the other hand....

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    I'll second AZCS, it would be hard to go wrong there.

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    I've trained at AZCS one time (I was visiting on business). They were definitely skilled practitioners, though I had trouble with the teaching. It wasn't very detailed, though that may be because I was coming in at the end of the technique series.

    Try AZCS, they definitely produce some good grapplers.

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    I just started teaching, dont have a dojo, and I teach JKD not a japanese art. PM me if your interested, and depending on what what you have to offer with grappling, I would be willing to trade, otherwise Im cheap cuz i just started teaching. Either way I can promise lots of sparring.

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