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  1. Muffdiver is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 10:52am


     Style: KK NooB

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    Here is a suggestion. Is this far from you ? I remember I saw this when I was looking for an Enshin dojo.

    Enshin Karate New Jersey
    John Arnold's branch of Enshin Karate in Union, New Jersey providing information
    on the style history, instructors, dojo address and class schedule.
    www.enshinnewjersey.com/

    Google is your friend...
  2. WhiteShark is offline
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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 10:56am

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     Style: BJJ/Shidokan

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    Judo near you:
    http://www.cranfordjkc.com/index.html

    Oyama karate near you:
    http://oyamakarate-njny.com/art_Oyama.htm

    Google Local near you (searched karate):
    http://local.google.com/local?q=kara...0.040727&hl=en


    EDIT: screwed up my Oyama link.
    Last edited by WhiteShark; 11/03/2005 11:03am at .
  3. PollyR is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 12:06pm


     Style: Seido karate

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    Thanks for all the links. None of those are really near me, but I think I found a good one. This guy seems to have a clue. I'm going to go check it out tonight.

    http://www.templesschoolofkarate.com/
  4. G.R. Bug is offline

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    11/03/2005 12:23pm


     Style: None, at present

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    Hmm, I took a look at the website. There's not a lot of info on the curriculum or training methods, but the payment plan looks good -- no contracts, no testing fees, $25 registration fee, and unlimited classes for $19/week, which translates to about $80/month.

    Assuming the biographical info on Ernie Temple is accurate, he could well be an old-school Isshinryu guy, which is to say, someone who advocates hard-contact sparring.

    For what it's worth, Isshinryu's founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku, was apparently a phenomenal martial artist and put a lot of emphasis on simple, go-for-broke fighting tactics. Many of the early U.S. Isshinryu practitioners were Marines who were stationed in Okinawa in the 1950s and 60s. The style is pretty fragmented today, with lots of organizations, and apparently a wide range in quality from one dojo to the next.

    Let us know what you find out, please.
  5. WhiteShark is offline
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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 1:50pm

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    They don't do full contact sparring I just called them. He seemed a little defensive about knockdown karate and his quote was "It doesn't go anywhere." It sounds like he had done it in the past though and the gym doesn't do it anymore.

    He specifically references point sparring and no-contact tournaments.
  6. G.R. Bug is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 2:01pm


     Style: None, at present

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    Oh well. Good on ya for calling.
  7. PollyR is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 2:40pm


     Style: Seido karate

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    Hey WhiteShark...thanks for calling! It's tough to find full-contact karate around here. Maybe he stopped doing it because someone got hurt? Who knows. But I like the price and the fact that he seems to have a lot of experience, so I'll still check it out and will report back later tonight.
  8. Method2Madness is offline

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    11/03/2005 2:47pm


     Style: BJJ and MMA

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    http://www.mma.tv/schools/index.cfm?...ate=NJ&state1=

    this site has a listing of schools you may find interesting.
  9. PollyR is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/03/2005 2:58pm


     Style: Seido karate

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    Thanks for the link! I was surprised to see muay thai kickboxing listed and right near where I live. I'll have to check that out too. Thanks!
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     Style: BJJ and MMA

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    no prob
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