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    Quote Originally Posted by coydog
    your'e a black belt and you call it kyoto geish and sankyu?
    Well you know I failed the spelling part of my black belt exam, because we all know it's more important to know how to say and spell the name in japanese then it is to actually perform the technique.

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    Does your karate school do any sparring at all ? Do they just do sparring with regards to striking ?

    If your dojo does no sparring then I suggest looking for another that does. As for the grappling side of things then look for a Judo club. Judo is normally very cheap and you'll get a good grappling base. How much extra can you afford to spend ?
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    I'm sure yer kyoto geish and sankyu is of superb black belt quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    Does your karate school do any sparring at all ? Do they just do sparring with regards to striking ?

    If your dojo does no sparring then I suggest looking for another that does. As for the grappling side of things then look for a Judo club. Judo is normally very cheap and you'll get a good grappling base. How much extra can you afford to spend ?
    We just spar with regards to striking. Our Jujitsu techniques are limited to self-defense only, there's no randori.

    To answer your last question, I don't have much to spend on training, I'm a law student and I work part time on the weekends (I'm at work now :icon_eek: ). I also take classes at my dojo twice a week (sometimes I teach or take part of a class other times I don't), but cross train every day with running and or weightlifting. The best part of my dojo is that the training is free, we're a small class, and two of my best friends take classes with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_mally
    We just spar with regards to striking. Our Jujitsu techniques are limited to self-defense only, there's no randori.

    To answer your last question, I don't have much to spend on training, I'm a law student and I work part time on the weekends (I'm at work now :icon_eek: ). I also take classes at my dojo twice a week (sometimes I teach or take part of a class other times I don't), but cross train every day with running and or weightlifting. The best part of my dojo is that the training is free, we're a small class, and two of my best friends take classes with me.
    Randori is essential - a great workout (though not a replacement for cross-training), an excellent way to test techniques, and often bloody good fun. An hour or two a week is well worth it.
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    I would suggest leaving and finding another martial arts school. Sparring is very important. Its okay to learn your techniques on a complient partner, but there comes a time where you have to do sparring. You have to learn how to apply the technique against a resisting opponant.

    Your doing running and weight lifting which is fine but if your not doing any sparring, you may aswell not do martial arts. I say look for a Judo club. Judo is normally dirt cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    Mad.

    I would suggest leaving and finding another martial arts school. Sparring is very important. Its okay to learn your techniques on a complient partner, but there comes a time where you have to do sparring. You have to learn how to apply the technique against a resisting opponant.

    Your doing running and weight lifting which is fine but if your not doing any sparring, you may aswell not do martial arts. I say look for a Judo club. Judo is normally dirt cheap.
    We do spar but it's limited to stand-up only. What I'm complaining about is the lack of live jujitsu training.

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    If the Ju Jutsu training is not live then its not valuable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_mally
    We do spar but it's limited to stand-up only. What I'm complaining about is the lack of live jujitsu training.
    I suspect that's what Hannibal meant. Anyway, when you get the time, you might like to drop into a Judo class and see what they do. If you can, join in. If you're like me (used to stand-up sparring in Goju), you'll find randori a brilliant test of skills in take-downs, throws, locks and the like. You'll find out very quickly whether or not your jujutu works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    If the Ju Jutsu training is not live then its not valuable.
    I agree, that's why I've been trying to learn a little BJJ from instructional videos and books. I usually get to the dojo an hour early in order to work the heavy bag and to basically workout before class, but lately I've been using that time to practice some of the things I've picked up from the BJJ books with two of the other students there. It's not much but it's better then nothing.

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