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    Find a boxing club. Check the YMCA. Judo should be there somewhere, too.

    PL

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    http://www.pmatc.com/index.cfm

    Can't vouch for them but the website says that they do Muay Thai which is generally a top way to train
    You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
    FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM

    just die already.
    Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM


    Aikidokkkkakkakakakaaaaa
    Best MA website ever!!!!!: http://www.dogjudo.co.uk/

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    Aikido / Karate

    Quote Originally Posted by One Hit Combo
    I wish this book listed the styles. Instead of just "Red Dragon Karate Academy", they'd actually have the style they're attempting to bastardize. They have an Aikido school (www.aikidoneworleans.com) that's website looks pretty legitimate. So does the pricing. Is Aikido a grappling martial art? I'm not too familiar with it.

    Slim pickings, here. Is anybody down here in the Southern US that can vouch for a school?
    Aikido is a traditional martial art -- mostly wrist locks, joint manipulations and take downs, but not ground fighting. It is generally one of the least-bastardized martial arts -- but also, arguably, not one of the most immediately useful ones for real fighting or self defense. Still, it might be a good art for cross training or just a springboard to something else. If I had to pick between the JKA place and aikido place for fighting skills, however, the JKA place would probably be the one (but I'm a karate guy who has found most aikido people to be akin to tree-hugging crystal wearing martial hippies... more onthat another time perhaps.)

    daGorilla

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    Aikido is an MA you take when you are already a badass. DO NOT start with Aikido. You will end up a pansie.

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    LouisianaClaiborne Shotokan Claiborne, LA (318) 927-9418

    New Orleans Shotokan New Orleans, LA (504) 945-4666 (w)

    Don't know if these are current, or even good, but it might be a start. Not all quality clubs have websites.

    http://www.louisianakarateleague.com/

    Looks really sportish, but there are a few dojos listed.


    http://www.latech.edu/tech/athletics/uska/

    Louisiana Tech's club. You probably don't have to be a student to join.

    http://www.lafayettekarate.com/

    One of Mikami's students has his own dojo.

    http://www.karate1.com/state/la.htm

    Listing of Dojo in Louisiana area. Most look like ****, but if there's one or two...

    http://www.foxyshealthclub.com/karate.html
    http://www.thecityofshreveport.com/karate/

    That should give you a good start.

    Consider other trad styles than Shotokan. Goju, Wado, Shito, and Isshin-Ryu all offer good, solid training.

    Good luck with your search.

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    There are other styles good styles of Karate besides Kyokushin, like Ashihara, Enshin, Seido, Shidokan. They just happen to be all offshoots of Kyokushin.

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    In order to really help you out, we need to know what your goals are in training. Do you want to learn to defend yourself? Have fun? Compete? It seems like from the posts you have already made you are not limiting yourself to only Karate, so I found I couple of places that would give you exposure to some really good, fully-resistant/hard contact training.

    Reality Self Defense
    3848 Veteran's Blvd
    Metairie, LA 70002

    This is place is run by a BJJ purple belt, and would probably be excellent for you.
    It does not have a website.

    ANCONAS GYM
    3200 North Arnoult
    Metairie, LA 70002
    504-888-6451

    This is a Boxing / Kickboxing gym. Their website said basically nothing, but I think you should try giving them a call, and stopping in a few classes to see what they are like.

    Edetid fro gramer an spelin mistaces
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Hit Combo
    I wish this book listed the styles. Instead of just "Red Dragon Karate Academy", they'd actually have the style they're attempting to bastardize. They have an Aikido school (www.aikidoneworleans.com) that's website looks pretty legitimate. So does the pricing. Is Aikido a grappling martial art? I'm not too familiar with it.

    Slim pickings, here. Is anybody down here in the Southern US that can vouch for a school?
    New Orleans?

    Can't say for sure - but there's a guy on the Judo-L from Lousiana who, based in his on-line persona, is a pretty solid judoka. Not sure where, though.

    Are you looking for a good art, or a good teacher?

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I'll be looking up ALL these sites and settle down with something. To answer some of the questions thrown at me...

    I'm not really looking for self-defense. I don't get picked on, and I'm a pretty nice guy. More looking for fun, and to compete. Something authentic that I can be proud of spending time honing. This would be coupled with a pretty fierce exercise/bulking plan. What with school, work, relationships, etc. -- I need some area to focus the rest of my energy, and this is what I want to do.

    I'm not limiting myself to Shotokan or Kyokushin... I just don't see any other styles in this phone book. I realize it's not the only listing, so I'll be looking around.

    Wouldn't mind cross-training Muay Thai at that gym in addition to Mikami's school or his students at Lafayette.

    Thanks again. I'll keep you guys posted. Send you something nice.. Like .. like a fruit basket.

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    Are you still interested in Kyokushin? I trained in Japan under Kazuya Mizuguchi, and am leaving the Navy in two months to return to Louisiana. I believe that I might be the only practitioner in the state.

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