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  1. iceyone is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/05/2007 10:19pm

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    Recommend me a good school in Phoenix AZ!

    Hey guys, it's another "recommend me a school" link... I'm in the east valley around Phoenix AZ, and I'm trying to find a decent school for either / any of the above (in order of preference :))

    1. Tai Chi / Taijiquan
    2. Aikido
    3. Erm, anything else particularly good in the area.

    I'm really mostly interested in Tai Chi instruction, but there are a few problems out here... first is that google reveals lots of "old people" tai chi, and secondly, the whole Phoenix area is full of bullshido.

    I'm especially interested in very active training, I don't mind getting knocked around to learn.

    East Valley is of course, preferrable, but I'm really hard up for some good training (I've been out of any kind of training for about 6 years, and I'm really itching) so I'd be willing to drive the 55 miles out to Deer Valley if someone knows of a great school.

    Thanks!
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    9/07/2007 11:41am

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    Okay, maybe a better questions is; How does one go about finding a good school for any martial art that isn't a super popular one? i.e. What are some good litmus tests to tell if you're looking at definite bullshido?
  3. new2bjj is offline

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    9/07/2007 12:09pm


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    Dude, how old are you? Go to Fairtex.
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    Finding a Good Martial Arts School:
    http://www.bullshido.com/articles/fi...-school-5.html

    A note about contracts in martial arts
    http://www.bullshido.com/articles/ad...contracts.html

    Lots of info. Hope those help!
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    Posted On:
    9/07/2007 2:57pm

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    There's always Kaze Arashi Ryu

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    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    Posted On:
    9/07/2007 4:05pm


     Style: Tae Kwon Do

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    I started a thread identical to this one a couple of months ago, except I wasn't looking for the arts that you are. Neddless-to-say, I dno't have any info about schools that teach those arts, but a few months of research gave me some knowledge about lots of other schools teaching lots of other arts, if you're interested.
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    Posted On:
    9/07/2007 9:24pm

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    I am interested, Tangent; hit me up in PM (or here, I suppose)

    Thanks!
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    9/07/2007 9:25pm

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    As an aside, I'm 29 and I've spent time doing other MA as well; one school was good but the instructor retired, and the other was great, but made a magical transformation to bullshido.
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    Posted On:
    9/07/2007 9:27pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    Dude, how old are you? Go to Fairtex.
    No Fairtex in Phoenix, AFAIK
  10. Axelton is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceyone
    No Fairtex in Phoenix, AFAIK
    Weird..my cousin used to train at Fairtex in Phoenix, I wonder what happened to it.
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