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    So I went here for a trial class, wasn't all too impressed by the MMA instructor and decided it wasn't worth the monthly fee (thankfully I found a great judo club for 1/5 of the price). But I've been looking around and the MMA instructor who is listed at the bottom of the link, claims Former IKF regional Welterweight Champ, looked at the IKF site and boxrec,sherdog, all those and couldn't find his record at all.

    Anyone else know of places available to find it?

    I was curious because a friend of mine is interested (don't ask me why at the price for only 2 times a week I believe) and I would want to know before joining.

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    The instructor's name and a link to the school's website would be helpful.

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      #3
      Would you mind sharing which Judo club you've found? I'm also looking in this area.

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        #4
        judo club is on my dojo link

        link to elite martial arts:

        www.elitemartialartscenter.com

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          #5
          Looks like a bunch of TKD guys trying to be MMA.... and failing.

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            #6
            gettinglessfat: there are two judo clubs in Buffalo that I am aware of (I'm sure there are more) that teahc Judo:

            Kin-tora
            http://www.geocities.com/kintora/kintora.html


            Buffalo BJJ
            http://www.buffalobjj.com

            I need to change my style field because I'm doing MMA now. Good luck!

            Edit: Also, if you are interested in Sambo try Vital Points Martial Arts. It's owned by Tom Macaluso (who posts on this forum) and the Sambo, with Catch wrestling thrown in) is taught by Boyd Ritchie. I got a chance to watch a class and I thought Boyd was a good instructor. SamboSteve will also vouch for him. I was going to join but I changed jobs and it would have been too far to drive.
            Last edited by jsteel; 6/19/2008 10:31am, .

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              #7
              ......

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                #8
                default: Sorry for jacking your thread. I sent an e-mail inquiry asking for the date that Shawn Miller won his championship because his name did not turn up on the IKF website.

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                  #9
                  guess I don't care, I wanted to just make sure for a buddy of mine who was looking into it, let me know what you find out.

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                    #10
                    Jsteel, I appreciate the help, but we're all in Illinois.

                    EDIT: Found it! Thanks
                    Last edited by GettingLessFat; 6/19/2008 4:48pm, .

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                      #11
                      I too have been looking for Judo around this area, but I'm a little further west.

                      ...We should have a Chicago area TD. Chicago Throwdown 15.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by GettingLessFat
                        Jsteel, I appreciate the help, but we're all in Illinois.

                        EDIT: Found it! Thanks
                        Sorry, I assumed you were asking me because your post was right under mine. Oh well, if you ever move to Buffalo you know where to go for Judo. :5bouncy:

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                          #13
                          anyone is welcome to stop by and try a free trial class, just so you know, you'll probally end up doing breakfalling and stuff the first class, so you might not be that involved in randori/newaza too much, so don't be dissapointed I believe that's pretty standard in a judo club. instructor is open though, we have class tonight @ 7, not sure if he'll be there but he usually is, I've been out the last week with a bad back.
                          If you're curious I'm the dopey, clumsy, bad white judo player, hard to miss.

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                            Originally posted by default
                            anyone is welcome to stop by and try a free trial class, just so you know, you'll probally end up doing breakfalling and stuff the first class, so you might not be that involved in randori/newaza too much, so don't be dissapointed I believe that's pretty standard in a judo club. instructor is open though, we have class tonight @ 7, not sure if he'll be there but he usually is, I've been out the last week with a bad back.
                            If you're curious I'm the dopey, clumsy, bad white judo player, hard to miss.
                            Hey, you look like me?! I think we all look that way, and Judo is harder than it looks. Balance, fit, throw seems to be an easy thing to do until you try it. My current nightmare is Morote Seoi Nage, at least as bad as my first TKD teacher was (I have since had way better) I fall better than the Aikido people do and basically just got into throws my first class after demonstrating I knew how to fall properly already.

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                              Originally posted by default
                              anyone is welcome to stop by and try a free trial class, just so you know, you'll probally end up doing breakfalling and stuff the first class, so you might not be that involved in randori/newaza too much, so don't be dissapointed I believe that's pretty standard in a judo club. instructor is open though, we have class tonight @ 7, not sure if he'll be there but he usually is, I've been out the last week with a bad back.
                              If you're curious I'm the dopey, clumsy, bad white judo player, hard to miss.
                              I can come in for a free class? Sounds great! I might do that next Friday. You're sure though, because I have a bit of a story about that claim.

                              So the Glenview Park District also has a Judo program, and I called the pd's secretary to get the number of the judo instructor or representative, and she keeps trying to give me the # of some Karate school. After explaining the differences, she tells me that the # for the rep for the Judo program, and says to come in for a trial class.

                              Obviously this woman has no idea what she's talking about, when I get there the sensei tells me that for insurance reasons I can't even step on the mats without signing up.

                              Welp, that sucks, so I watch the class. It's one hour, and no one around my age and size (17, ~170) just grown men working with eachother and spazzing kids with no technique.
                              The instructor can't get the kids in line, and at Randori time there were no ippons. Also, at a later date some of the adult students were reffing, though they admitted they had no idea how.

                              So yeah. Also, one more specific example, one of the techniques taught was to begin o soto gari, then instead of sweeping, plant the sweeping foot behind the uke and spin the trailing foot so your back is at the uke's front. Then turn it into a hip throw. Maybe it's me, but this is basically handing an o soto gari to the uke. Just a standard defence, lifting the leg and taking the weight off the foot being swept, then they've handed you the throw and they're even spinning into it.

                              So yeah. I had to get that off my chest. :)

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