Posted On:11/03/2005 10:52am
Style: KK NooB
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.
Google is your friend...
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:11/03/2005 10:56am
Judo near you:
Oyama karate near you:
Google Local near you (searched karate):
EDIT: screwed up my Oyama link.
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Posted On:11/03/2005 12:06pm
Style: Seido karate
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.
Posted On:11/03/2005 12:23pm
Style: None, at present
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.
Posted On:11/03/2005 1:50pm
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.
Posted On:11/03/2005 2:01pm
Oh well. Good on ya for calling.
Posted On:11/03/2005 2:40pm
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.
Posted On:11/03/2005 2:47pm
Style: BJJ and MMA
this site has a listing of schools you may find interesting.
Posted On:11/03/2005 2:58pm
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!
Posted On:11/03/2005 3:10pm
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