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Jsun102
11/24/2004 12:14pm,
So there's this judo club in my town that I don't know too much about. It is run by three black belts, though I have no idea what that means in the world of Judo. The thing that strikes me is the price- 10 dollars a month! Does anyone know any of the instructors featured on this page, or have any advice about what to look for at a legit Judo school? I'm probably gonna pony up the 10 bucks anyway and check it out for a month on my own, but any ideas?

http://geocities.com/newtonjudo/


And I know that I sound like a total n00b by asking about a place that is 10 dollars a month. Shut up.

Jekyll
11/24/2004 12:16pm,
Judo's cheep
I pay 20 a year to train back in cambridge and 5 a month in oxford. Most judo clubs are non profit organisations, make the most of it.

fernando
11/24/2004 1:16pm,
sweet deal, i used to pay $18 per month at the local judo club, good times! check it out!

Can Chaser
11/24/2004 1:18pm,
My judo club is run by 2/3 BB's when the one who travels for work is in town. It kicks ass. It's free.

Go for it, dude.

TylerDurden
11/24/2004 2:06pm,
Judo is a bizarre exception to the rule that it costs money to learn martial arts. Almost every Judo club is free or cheap as hell. And the instructors mostly do it for fun, and make little or nothing from teaching.

riceavenger
11/24/2004 2:16pm,
My judo class is a bit more expensive - 60 dollars per month - but that's because it also includes 5 classes of Isshin-ryu karate, which I don't take.

My judo instructor teaches for free as well.

Ronin
11/24/2004 2:38pm,
Judo is not what you call an "overhead rich" MA, like MT or boxing for example.
All you need are mats and space.
So unless you are being taught by some 6th degree BB with Olympics medals cmining out of his ass, there is no reason to pay a ludicrous amount of money SOLELY for judo instruction.

Jsun102
11/24/2004 3:58pm,
Thanks, the advice is much appreciated.

GregW
11/24/2004 5:27pm,
Checked out the link you posted and it looks fine. Fairly typical of a lot of clubs - classes aren't huge and have a number of long-timers and are inexpensive partially due to the fact that they use public facilities. $10 for up to 24 hours of instruction per month is a great deal - go!

bushi51
11/24/2004 11:03pm,
Judo is not what you call an "overhead rich" MA, like MT or boxing for example.
All you need are mats and space.
So unless you are being taught by some 6th degree BB with Olympics medals cmining out of his ass, there is no reason to pay a ludicrous amount of money SOLELY for judo instruction.

The same could be said for BJJ, but it has some of the highest prices around.

Thaiboxerken
11/24/2004 11:25pm,
If you feel like you aren't paying enough for Judo lessons, feel free to donate the rest of what you would pay to my paypal account.

bushi51
11/25/2004 12:02am,
I want in on that action.

MUT
11/25/2004 12:02am,
Yup judo is cheap....$15 (AUD) a month for me. for some of the best training around. Whats to lose?

punchingdummy
11/25/2004 12:03am,
They do not use "bunching" techniques! Whew, must be OK then.

Olorin
11/25/2004 2:38am,
I pay about 15 bucks a month. Judo is cheap because Judo has fallen out of favor with many Martial Artists. If you go to a Judo only forum you will read countless articles on what Judo need to do to revitalize itself. Take advantage of it, you will learn a lot of takedowns and solid groundwork.

Gezere
11/25/2004 4:42am,
Judo is not what you call an "overhead rich" MA, like MT or boxing for example.
All you need are mats and space.
So unless you are being taught by some 6th degree BB with Olympics medals cmining out of his ass, there is no reason to pay a ludicrous amount of money SOLELY for judo instruction.

That pretty much it. And pple greatly underestimate Judo. I still have TKD guys thinking they could take me if I let them user EVERYTHING they know. I still say FINE but they won't show for a duel.

Even from the start Judo was inexpensive and like ronin said most pple do it for the LOVE of it. That being said MA training in Germany is cheap anyways. In Rheiland Pflaz I paid 18 Euro to a gym and could take Boxing, Aikido, Kendo, Wrestling, Judo, German Jujutsu and I could even do rock climbing, hiking, and power lifting all for one price.