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    Traditional martial arts on Long Island

    I have been training in BJJ and MT but have always been curious about trying a TMA, mainly karate. I know Long Island is brimming with karate mcdojos but there have to be some legit places out there. I live in Middle Island and would rather keep the distance within 20 minutes, but if there is something really good out there I would keep an open mind. Hope someone could help!

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    There's an enshin dojo out on the island, which is worth checking out if for no other reason than enshin is kind of hard to find. It's a kyokushin offshoot that also has judo throws and groundwork, which makes it pretty much the most badass form of karate outside of daido juku.

    http://www.enshinnewyork.com/

    The website appears to be stuck in the late 90s in terms of design. I'm not sure how far it is from you, it's been a long time since I lived down there.

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    Thanks, thats actually very close to where I live. Any idea of the rates?

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    Enshin doesn't incorporate groundwork, at least not on the style-wide level. Individual dojo might, however. The Sabaki Method book does have a section on finishing a thrown opponent with a submissions, though, so maybe there'll be an increased emphasis on it in the future? I don't know.

    But yeah, for as far as trying out a TMA goes, Enshin is a pretty good choice as it tends to have a traditional atmosphere but without teaching a bunch of contradictory and shitty techniques that one would never, ever use while actually fighting someone. Except for chamber punching.
    Last edited by ironcastknight; 9/11/2010 9:51pm at . Reason: Herp

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