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  1. Jaric is offline

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    6/13/2006 11:19am


     Style: Maybe Kyokushin soon...

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    Club review: Takahashi Dojo

    Okay so my final review of the day is for a Judo club called Takahashi Dojo School or Martial Arts.

    http://www.takahashi-dojo.com/courses.html

    This is the most traditional of all the schools I have reviewed so far. It is run by the Takahashi family, a family known by the way to produce Olympic level Judoka. They teach Judo, Karate, Aikido, Kendo, Jiu Jitsu, and Tai Chi. It is a two story dojo. The first floor is a large hardwood room that is used for Kendo, Karate, and Tai Chi. The second floor is all covered with Tatamiís and is used for the rest of the arts.


    Of course the one day I show up to watch a class; itís the Judo kata class. I didnít even know Judo had kataís, but I was wrong. And oddly enough the class consisted of 5 black belts doing slow self defense kataís. On the other side of the room was the Jiu Jitsu class. It looked a lot like my old Can Ryu Jiu Jitsu, but it did have some pad work and some more ground fighting. I spoke to the teacher, and he said that the judo I was looking for was every other night, and this one was aimed at the older students (read:old). We talked about different judo Giís, how this JJ was different then mine, and how many ppl in his school now compete (quite a lot).

    Over all I got a very good feeling from the teachers and from the class, even though I didnít really see much. He had the right attitude though, rolling around makes you stronger and you can see what really works. Another good thing is that he said Judo can transition to no Gi pretty well, and one of his brothers wrestled in the Olympics (got 4th) and he can teach some wrestling also.

    The school for pricing was a little different then norm. The total for the year for one style was $890 plus tax. You paid three months upfront, then if you liked it you could work out the rest with them (per month, all at once etc). The more arts you do the more money it cost. A standard Gi was around $80, and later you could buy one for as much as $300! Although they said that only real professionals needed the super pricey Gi.

    Overall I really liked the school, even though they taught AikidoÖ
  2. lifetime is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/13/2006 12:04pm


     Style: TKD, MT

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    Sounds like a good deal, $890 seems reasonable.
    Rad ki was made up by adolescents. I do not know who created trad ki but it was not made by adolescents. your an ass dude, Im not being a little bitch you are, your past the level of a bitch. Your beyond Bitch! If im easting my time with ki and psi, then your wasting time to prove frauds, and all **** like that! -theoutsider

    Kick boxing is ok, but don't expect do beat a man like Rickson Gracie with that. You need a real martial art. You need Xing Yi Quan. -Emptyflower

    The splits, how ever, have a few martial uses. Doing the splits for me, can put my fists in testical strike range.

    dont ignore the Art for the Martial or else your just kick boxing

    Yes i am serious, there are kicks that can block punches. we have them in Moo duk kwan.
    I want to learn how to use them in case my arm gets broken in a fight.
    what would you have me do? if my arm gets broke, not block punches? -sempi-stone
  3. andrewa is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/17/2006 2:28pm


     Style: Grappling/BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've only ever heard good things about this school and the people who run it. However as Jaric says the protocal is very formal which depending on your personality may or may not be a good thing.
  4. Jaric is offline

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    6/17/2006 2:49pm


     Style: Maybe Kyokushin soon...

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    So I signed up for three months and Ive been to a class. Its great. I cant wait till im the one tossing people around....hehehe...
  5. karate26 is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/17/2006 6:15pm


     Style: Chito-Ryu Karate

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    Are you also training at the Sambo school? Or cross training at the Tak. Dojo and Carvers?
  6. Askari is offline

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    6/17/2006 6:29pm


     Style: BJJ, Ju-Jitsu

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    The Takahashi clan wrote the book on Judo.











    No - Seriously, they actually did write the book:
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"
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    Posted On:
    6/18/2006 12:23am


     Style: Judo

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Who's teaching there now? I knew a few of them back in the day. The club's generally got a good judo reputation anyway.

    Is Tony W still around? If he is, tell him J-P says hi.
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    Posted On:
    6/18/2006 9:13am

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     Style: Kakutogi

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    Yes Judo as Kata and striking. More "traditional" schools still teach them.

    And you would have been CHOKED if you didn't attend this school the Takahashi clan does indeed put out some top notch Judo players.
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    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
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    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
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  9. Jaric is offline

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    6/19/2006 9:10am


     Style: Maybe Kyokushin soon...

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    First off the two schools im going with right now is Carvers for MT and Takahashi for Judo. I dont really know who is currently teaching. I think that Tina sensei taught the sat class, and I think ive had Phil sensei teach on wed. Yeah and I gotta get that book...
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    7/14/2008 12:17am

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     Style: Judo

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I have been at the dojo since March and it's now July, I lost 20lbs in 3 months and gained a ton of muscle. My weakness is wrestling and this has improved it big time. There is zero BS here and there is at least 20 blackbelts that regularly attend and you are paired up with them all the time. Belts are to hold your Gi up and you really start at Blackbelt, the rest is getting ready for that. Tuesday Thurs, and Saturdays are for Judo and Sunday is competitor training. There are several red and white belts there up to 8th dan and they will push you. Yo have to ask yourself what you want from a class and what kind of shape you are in. If you are REALLY out of shape you will have to ease into it or start walking a lot before you join, one guy lost 50lbs in 6 months their. There is only one Judo federation unlike Karate where there are dozens.
    If you want to get in shape this a a great place, if you want to compete it's fantastic, if you want to take the school bully and drive him through the pavement its perfect.
    If you are into the Jazzer-size stuff this is not for you, Judo tried to be save but blood will flow and ribs bruised. I feel alive there and I have started going to Phil Takahashi's Ju-Jitsu class on monday.... It's small but you will be pushed till you break.
    They could use some more boxing gloves but that's it. As for a punching bags? That's you!! I have had several UFC gloved fights there with no silly helmets or pads.
    There is so much to Judo and you will realise that when a 60+ year old man hands you your ass
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