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    Is this school bullshido?

    http://www.judoofjapan.com/


    They are located close to me, and are priced about right. I cant afford to go back to where I was taking bjj. If I avoid jail like Indiana Jones in february, I'm going to start boxing with this guy who trains people privately, dont know if that is shady or not. And i'd like to go to a judo place at the same time. My question is, if a school trains Aikido, or some other bullshit art along with Judo is the school dismissable? Most judo schools I'm finding in the area also teach Aikido, or some other japanese style karate. Can a school be half bullshit?

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    Sometimes the classes are completely unrelated, this school looks good (This thread should be in YMAS), and the practice looks pretty awesome.

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    A lot of school owners rent out their space to other instructors and what they teach is completely unrelated. There were ninjas using my school at one time (they could still be there, hiding, invisible-like) and there was capoera (however the hell you spell it) on Saturdays. So, the question is, is Judo and Aikido being taught at different times under the same roof or is it being taught at the same time? Big difference. Anyway, good luck staying out of jail.

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    To be 100% with the judo, check out where the instructor got his belt, or if they are under a sanctioning body (ie USA Judo). I am not saying that every school that is not under a sanctioning body is bullshido, but that is a good place to start.

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    thanks for the advice

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    [quote=Vulgar42Ox] If I avoid jail like Indiana Jones in february, quote]


    U thought you were already supposed to be doing 8 months? What happened? Now you MIGHT go to jail?

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    Look at the photos on that site. Their students are getting Kodokan Shodan certificates (main Judo org in Japan) and one of the teachers gets his 5th dan from USJA/JI, two of the US Judo organizations. As far as judo goes, this place looks legit.

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    My Fault, i didnt even look at the site.

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    On the schedule they offer "Ki Development" after Aikido class. I don't know what that entails but I'm sure it won't help your Judo. I'd be a little wary. Worth checking out, though. Also check out judoinfo.com for other judo schools in your area. I found another club in Troy, Rensselaer. Maybe more traditional but also worth look if you're close by. http://judo.union.rpi.edu/

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    They have a separate Aikido instructor, and I'm sure he's the one teaching the Ki horse-sh*t. Stick with the Judo, and you'll be in good hands with these guys.

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