Posted On:2/13/2007 8:37pm
I have been looking for a place to take Judo. Unfortunately, all of the judo clubs I can find only run from Sept-May. I figured, no big deal, I'll just take some JJ until Sept to tide me over. I know of a couple BJJ places but was looking for alternatives when I found this:
Checking out the website, initially seems okay. Then red flags begin to appear... "reality based", "ultimate fighting", one of the instructors that he trained with is a fat white guy (brocius), another one is a fucking ninja (millis).
Apparently, he trained with Carlos Newton. While that's pretty cool, it doesn't cancel out the fucking ninja.
I thought to myself "Maybe I'm not giving this guy a fair shake, the least I could do is go and check it out. It can't be as bad as I think." Keep in mind that I'm currently on a bit of a budget so $50(CDN)\month made me think it might be worth it.
As I'm about to call them to set up an appointment, I notice a big, red star with the words "View Our Combat Video". Awesome, that'll save me a trip to the dojo. Given that I haven't consistently trained in the martial arts for about 20 years maybe some of what I saw isn't as bad as it looks though, I doubt it.
For now, you can view the video on the website (click on the courses button, see the star). I will add a youtube link later fro those of you who prefer.
Also, on the "courses" page be sure to click on the "3 rules of JJ" and "4 rules of combat".
EDIT: I almost forgot, their motto appears to be "Train the way you fight and you will fight the way you've been trained."
Last edited by huge; 2/13/2007 10:12pm at .
Posted On:2/13/2007 9:14pm
some of it looks OK, most of it looks retarded--but it's impossible to tell just from a website. regardless, you'd be insane to train there if you have BJJ available nearby.
Posted On:2/13/2007 9:16pm
They do have sparring but only at higher levels. I took a look at their gallery. I'm a little skeptical of standing armlocks/wristlocks, I'm very skeptical of them for women's self defence and I'm super skeptical of them as knife defence. I would never reccomend this over BJJ if that is availible, and I say this with regards to both street and sport applications. The BJJ you do for a few months will give you a headstart in judo newaza.
I decided I'd have a pretty avatar for a while.
Posted On:2/13/2007 9:19pm
Style: Student Jutsu
Do a search of the site to discover why.....if you like seeing images of disaster.......
"Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
"Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
"I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
"Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
"Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
"More God delusions." - DAYoung
"Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta
Posted On:2/13/2007 9:41pm
Believe me, I have every intention of taking BJJ. I found this looking for BJJ schools. I thought website and video were hysterical and decided to share the entertainment with you lot.
Posted On:2/13/2007 10:26pm
Style: The Kempo, Kickboxing
I say be wary of this place. Once you see a guy listing all the people he trained with on his website, I get cautious. He proably did a seminar with most of those guys and listed them on his site to look good. I hate people like that.
Posted On:2/13/2007 10:40pm
All must fear the Bear-fu!
Last edited by winnersguard; 2/13/2007 10:43pm at .
Posted On:2/13/2007 11:38pm
I got to admit I'm really digging the blue gi with the jeans, quite a fashion statemant.
Posted On:2/14/2007 4:17pm
Style: Mixed-Up Martial Arts
Give it a chance, see how it goes. BJJ is not the be all end all. Most of the stuff you probably learn BJJ you will not use in a real fight. They seem to teach an all around style: striking to ground work. You make yourself the fighter not the style.
Posted On:2/14/2007 8:14pm
I'm looking for something that will be fun for me to do. Based on what I've seen in the video, I'd feel like an idiot doing a lot of what whitebelts appear to do (see 1:55 in the video).
20 years ago I took Judo fof 2 years and more recently I took boxing and BJJ (I didn't continue due to my financial situation at the time, but I'm done school now so I actually have some money), I like aliveness in my training, and it doesn't look like I'll get it anytime soon with Ketto-Ryu.
BTW, I basically knew where I was going to go to train when I couldn't find any Judo until september, I was just looking for possible alternatives. I want to be able to compete so a sport martial art as opposed to a self-defense class seems like a better fit for me. Besides, I have a great knife defense... running :icon_bril .
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