AKKO - Does it suck?
I'm of course talking about http://american-kyokushin.com
There are pictures of the instructor in an american flag print gi, handlebar mustache abound, no search results on anybody involved coming up in google, youtube, etc. -- and they frequently go to Disney World.
Can someone look at this site and see if they suck, so I can avoid them? They seem to be the only Kyokushin dojo in or around Phoenix, Arizona... so this is breaking my heart, as I really want to learn Kyokushin.
Not by Rex Kwon Do, though.
Looks pretty damn good to me, from the photos i imagine there will be a good emphasis on conditioning.
Couldn't find any pics of stars and stripe gi.
Is $75.00/month, class twice a week a good deal?
I saw the Stars and stripes gi you were talking about:
But it does seem to be a very good organization, with links to jujitsu and judo. Best thing to do is check it out rather than just go by what you saw on the website.
Edit: 75 dollars a month for twice week is about 9 dollars a class, which isn't bad. Most places let you take a class for free first or let you watch. If they don't allow either then you should be wary.
Last edited by Odacon; 10/16/2007 8:01am at .
I dont know the exact coversion from £ to $ but that works out to less than $10 a lesson which sounds pretty reasonable.
Best thing for you to do would be to go down and try a class out and see how you like it. Be warned though Kyokushin is tough, I found it to be the toughest, most challenging MA I've tried. Don't let that put you off though, persist and you will become a really hard bastard.
Just out of interest what made you choose Kyokushin?
I took Shotokan under a respectable Sensei in the ASKF (All-South Karate Fed) in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina.
I actually can't go check it out right this second, because I'm in North Carolina. I'm moving to Arizona before the year is out, and wanted to have a good dojo waiting for me.
I've always wanted to take Kyokushin, but there's never been a dojo near me.
Any karateka can vouch for this place? The more I look, the more I like it. I just heard bad things about AKKO. Their belt system also differs from IKO1/2. For some reason.
I can't find anything about Fred Buck. At all.
You think anyone wants a roundhouse kick to the face wearing these bad boys? Forget about it....
- Rex Kwon Do.
Help me avoid this jobber.
Karate seems lacking when it comes to counters. But I guess striking gets the job done if you can take a few hits yourself.