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  1. fatprince101 is offline

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    Posted On:
    8/17/2010 9:51am

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    Mcdojo or not?

    There is this very famous dojo in Hong Kong who teaches people how to do Judo. I am thinking of signing up for it as taekwondo lacks grappling instruction (okay, we do have them but its very limited).

    I just want to confirm from the experienced martial artists here if this has a chance of it a ripoff...

    Link: http://www.hongkongjudokan.com/index.sht…

    Thanks :)

    P.S. There are no trial lessons (which, even though is a ripoff sign in North America, is pretty normal in Hong Kong)
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatprince101 View Post
    There is this very famous dojo in Hong Kong who teaches people how to do Judo. I am thinking of signing up for it as taekwondo lacks grappling instruction (okay, we do have them but its very limited).

    I just want to confirm from the experienced martial artists here if this has a chance of it a ripoff...

    Link: http://www.hongkongjudokan.com/index.sht…

    Thanks :)

    P.S. There are no trial lessons (which, even though is a ripoff sign in North America, is pretty normal in Hong Kong)
    That isn't a McDojo by a long shot.

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    You need to stop with these threads. Stick to noobietown and start one thread.
  4. fatprince101 is offline

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    8/18/2010 6:03am

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    You need to stop with these threads. Stick to noobietown and start one thread.
    I didn't know there was one! Okay, I'll start going there from now on~
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    8/27/2010 3:14pm

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    looks like the real deal to me
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    Posted On:
    8/27/2010 4:12pm

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    They have a Youtube channel with competition and kata footage on it:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hkjudokan?gl=HK&hl=zh-TW

    My friend who does Judo in Hong Kong tells me the clubs head instructor a 7th dan was awarded the 5th degree of the Order of the Rising Sun for services to Judo by the Japanese government and a party was held in his honour at the Japanese consult to mark the occasion.

    The Japanese government is not in the business of awarding Imperial orders to those who teach bullshido Judo.

    One word of caution though is to expect the possibility that it might be a newaza light Judo club. My friend from Hong Kong has really good tachiwaza but he's not very strong in newaza at all and he says that in Hong Kong its considerable not as good to win a match with newaza as with tachiwaza and that they train it far less as a result. However, as this dojo seems to have a strong Japanese contigent on its coaching staff expect a good balance with solid newaza instruction.

    Edit:

    Yasuhiro Yamashita also visited and coached at this dojo:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/hkjudoka...55244884489554

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