Cool. I just applied for a masters program over there at RPI.
Originally Posted by hl1978
Wow I am just following Mr. Jones and Rain around today. Tomiki.org is the JAA/USA website for the organization and has tournament information for the Fall event. It should be a blast. I am a member of the Vassar club, Vassar-Aikido-Club.com, although still new. I love the style, having a small sampling of Kokikai (an Aikikai style) behind me. I am looking forward to BJJ soon, hoping to complement my Tomiki.
I hate hitting people, so it is an easy choice to defer from a striking style. Submissions and pins are an entirely different story...
RPI peeps on the net??! NEvvveer. lol.
Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi
Man, albany seriously sucks ass as far as choices of schools go.
I assume its only gotten worse as time's gone on? (I left about 3 years ago, moved my ass over here to japan)
As for Faust, he's a great guy, but I recommend a guy called Jaime that does Daitoryu over in Schenectady, if you have a car.
He's got a solid head on his shoulder and tends to lean towards more "practical" application, as far as I can remember.
I mainly did striking myself, but unfortunately the guy closest to what you're looking for is a grad student that was passing by. Sparring was no gloves, throws to the concrete, always had a blast :)
That being said, closest thing to Kyokushin is in menands i think:
Dunno the quality, looking at the pics, it looks a little suspect, but in your case I'd say you'd have little choice but to go look it up ^^;
Yeah check out Jaime. I worked out with him once years ago (with upyu), and I think Upyu did several times after that.
Originally Posted by Upyu
The guy has a very interesting background, if he opens up to you.