Moving to Vancouver, Looking for Judo
I dropped in on a couple Judo classes locally(Victoria) and I figure it's a good re-start to my training. However, next week I'm moving to New Westminster, in Vancouver. I've been doing a bit of research and plan to check out a couple clubs near my new place-of-residence after getting settled in but wouldn't mind some input:
JudoBC also lists Ishikawa Family Judo Club and the Eastside Judo Club but I couldn't find any websites. I checked the Dojo Reviews and did a search but not really a whole lot is mentioned about these clubs.
On a side note; I'l probly make a trip out to Creative Fighter's Guild but it looks like a pain in the ass to get to from where I'll be living so I'm not sure yet if I will be able to train there. Also, does anyone have info on Posener's Pankration? http://www.kelleesama.com/index.htm
It seems to be alot closer to the wrestling I'm familiar with, and there's lot's of daytime classses, which are a plus.
Give me a couple months and I might even be ready for a throwdown...??(I'm sooo getting flamed for that)
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I keep hearing great things and nothing but great things about the Burnaby judo club at the Bonsor centre.
(I’ve never been there, myself, but the guy who teaches judo at Gracie Barra Vancouver is a blackbelt from there, I believe; great guy. —I had the distinct impression that the Burnaby club was excellent before I ever met him.)
I've also heard great things about the Bonsor judo club...they've produced quite a few national champions, if I recall correctly. I don't know a heck of a lot about Poesner's Pankration, but I think I remember hearing somewhere that it's got some pretty decent instruction but in a very small space. It's gonna be a pain to get to from New West unless you have a car.
Like Petter mentioned, there are also some judo classes at Gracie Barra Vancouver, where you can of course get a lot of BJJ training too. It's a little more out of your way though, and if you're just looking for straight judo you'd probably be better off checking out one of the clubs nearer to you.