Posted On:12/19/2007 1:45pm
Style: BJJ/Muay Thai
This is all to you Kyokushinkai Karateka. Try to help me out with this.
I've always found Kyokushinkai an interesting style. Everything about it fasinates me. I always thought any Kyokushinkai dojo's were too far. (all the way in the city of Chicago, while I am in the far burbs)
Then I saw this:
I have never heard of them, and was wondering if they were any good. There instructor is an 8th dan, and the head sensei is obviously an american, so I just wanted to check. Anybody know them? The quality of instruction? Competition? ect
Also I ask cause the price is a bit high and wasnted to know if it was worth it. (and before you say anything, I have talked to the main sensei, but was wondering if anybody has had experience with them)
Posted On:12/19/2007 4:52pm
Well, the rank of the instructor is really suspiscious you'll not see many 8th dan in Kyokushin, most of the instructors with those ranks have received an honorary promotion, like Steve Arneil or Don Buck.
Maybe you should take a look at some class, because some Kyokushin dojos are more kata/kihon oriented, in a good Kyokushin dojo class structure its something like this: some workout, pad work, bag work, conditioning, technique drills and kumite.
Sorry for my english.
Posted On:12/19/2007 5:01pm
Thank you. I hope it is legit. I hope someone has knowledge of them.
Posted On:12/22/2007 5:14pm
Can anyone verify for this place?
Posted On:12/22/2007 5:23pm
Style: Bits and pieces
Why don't you take a class there and see for yourself? You could then do a review of that dojo.
Posted On:12/22/2007 6:14pm
Theyre closed until January 2nd.
Plus I heard that they may be kata oriented.
Posted On:12/23/2007 7:15pm
This is a little concerning.
Posted On:12/25/2007 6:01pm
I am afraid I can't offer you any better advice than has already been given. Go check out the school for yourself! I will say if That school was close to where I live I would definately check it out.
Posted On:12/26/2007 5:34pm
Personally, if a Kyokushin dojo opened within fifty miles of me, I would ignore a front-page Bullshido article proclaiming it the worst Kyokushin school ever to go check it out. Part of that is because I want to be h4rdc0re (without filming porn) and study Kyokushin, but also because there's no substitute for checking a place out yourself.
Posted On:12/27/2007 3:54pm
Style: Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
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