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Amaria
8/29/2014 1:22am,
Looking for legitimate school in the Chicago West Suburbs (Within driving distance of Naperville/Aurora). I have had a difficult time (as a newbie) finding a school that does not seem like a McDojo. Unfortunately, most posts on these forums are outdated by almost a decade.

Appreciate any help you all can give, thanks!

Cuddles
8/29/2014 10:08am,
The best advice we could give you is to read the stickies and then go visit the schools based on the guidelines there.

If you still need help deciding on a school, post the details here and we'll do our best to help you.

goodlun
8/29/2014 11:09am,
I do know that this school is pretty legit
http://cohensjudoclub.com/
I don't know the geography of Chicago well enough to know if it is do able for you.
I believe they are out in Vernon Hills.
That maybe too far for you, it still may be well worth the trip for you.

BKR
8/29/2014 11:18am,
Looking for legitimate school in the Chicago West Suburbs (Within driving distance of Naperville/Aurora). I have had a difficult time (as a newbie) finding a school that does not seem like a McDojo. Unfortunately, most posts on these forums are outdated by almost a decade.

Appreciate any help you all can give, thanks!

You mean you have had trouble finding a judo club that doesn't look like a McDojo? That would be a bit odd for Judo, although not unheard of.

Two uber-legit clubs..

http://www.tohkon.com/

http://cohensjudoclub.com/

Other resources-legit national judo organizations in the USA...

http://www.usjf.com/organization/yudanshakai/

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/About-Us/Find-A-Club

http://www.usja-judo.org/clubs/

daishi
8/29/2014 5:10pm,
Holy crap, if you can't find a good judo school in chitown....

A good school/good teacher makes all the difference. it's best to get in the mindset of being accepting of traveling about 45 minutes to a good dojo. I love training in Chicago, a great MA town! You are blessed to be there. All I know in the Aurora area is a Yoshinkan or Daito Ryu school, can't rember which, and Prob not what you'd want. There's def good judo closer to the city and I know you can get to the L