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    Enshin/Ashihara Karate in NYC?

    Ive tried looking online, and the Enshin organization website says no. The ashihara website (at least in english) is worthless.

    So, anyone have any info?

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    WTF is Enshin/Ashihara karate and if you're in NY why the **** aren't you doing Muay Thai, San Da, or BJJ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    WTF is Enshin/Ashihara karate and if you're in NY why the **** aren't you doing Muay Thai, San Da, or BJJ???
    Enshin Karate is full contact Karate a la Kyokushin style (at least very similar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    WTF is Enshin/Ashihara karate and if you're in NY why the **** aren't you doing Muay Thai, San Da, or BJJ???
    Yeah, God forbid someone should do something other than those three

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    If you really have your heart set on full contact karate, there are lots of kyokushin schools to choose from. Some more progressive than others.

    There is no Enshin branch in NYC and no Ashihara branch either. The Enshin New York branch was on Long Island but is closed at the moment. Last I heard, the guy was going to open up a school somewhere in Long Island, but probably not close enough to you.

    If I could make a recomendation, I would defiently check out here if you are looking for progressive karate . http://www.honmadojo.com/

    The guy is a blackbelt in kyokushin from the Oyama branch and trains at Combat Sambo in NYC. I watched him fight a Sogo karate exhibition last year. Sogo is basically Daido Juku minus the space helmets. Very cool.

    There is the IKO1 honbu in manhattan and lots of World Oyama branches. However, no Ashihara or Enshin.

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    The Seido Juku hombu is in Manhattan. They're another Kyokushin split off.

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    The problem is Seido is more about meditation than sparring, well at least the one I've seen is. The instructor teaching at the Massapequa branch won't let you spar until green belt and you can't get a green belt until you've taken a meditation class at the hombu dojo. Also I believe all gradings are done at the Hombu dojo as well.
    Last edited by ojgsxr6; 4/09/2008 11:16am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    The problem is Seido is more about meditation than sparring, well at least the one I've seen is. The instructor teaching at the Massapequa branch won't let you spar until green belt and you can't get a green belt until you've taken a meditation class at the hombu dojo. Also I believe all gradings are done at the Hombu dojo as well.
    I actually pass the seido dojo when I go to krav maga, and from the outside, I dismissed it as a new-age hippie mcdojo.

    I was interested in enshin and ashihara over kyokushinkai because of the tai sabaki.

    rsobrien - I actually live on LI, I just go to college in the city, so if there is an enshin place opening up on the island (preferably nassau) then I could definitely go there.

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