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  • War Wizard
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    Originally posted by Sub-Zero
    I guess I'm really blessed, then. I take Judo through a community center for what works out to $20 a month and BJJ under a brown belt at a police academy for $25 a month.
    Damn right you are. I pay $100 a month for BJJ/Kali. Lucky for me though, the Judo is run through the U I attend, so I just pay $20 a semester.

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  • Sub-Zero
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    I guess I'm really blessed, then. I take Judo through a community center for what works out to $20 a month and BJJ under a brown belt at a police academy for $25 a month.

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  • hl1978
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    Originally posted by rokutanda
    I wish I could find a place in NYC where Judo is about $50/month. I've done the
    google searches, not too many schools in Manhattan. I'm paying $105 for 1
    class a week, plus a one-time $80 registration fee to the sensei and another
    $50 registration fee to the Judo association.. Other schools are $400/20
    classes within 3 months, I think you have to pay upfront...

    If anyone in NYC know of an inexpensive judo school that has classes on
    Tuesdays and Thursdays (I'm training BJJ M, W, F), please let me know!

    I'd try checking out the YMCA, community centers or local colleges.

    Classes in NYC are pretty expensive for any martial art.

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  • jnp
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    ^^^ After the above post I now hate myself. How nice for me.
    If you ride the nuts, I hate your guts.

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  • jnp
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    Originally posted by SevSB
    Yes, that would suggest he is at their level, or even higher because he does have prior knowlege on submissions, positioning etc.
    He was at their level as far as chokes were concerned. He could not sweep, reverse, hold any other position besides kesa kezuri (sp?) or sub the blues at an equal level. He just had a blue or higher choking game, that was it.

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  • SevSB
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    Yes, that would suggest he is at their level, or even higher because he does have prior knowlege on submissions, positioning etc.

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  • jnp
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    Originally posted by SevSB
    I was recently told while at TorontoBJJ that if someone is a black belt in judo and decide to take BJJ, they will be skipped past white belt to blue, its the equivalent to a judo black belt.
    Unless the instructor himself told you this, I'd treat that statement as hearsay. A third dan in Judo started training at my dojo around the same time as I did. He started out as a white belt just like the rest of us. A white belt who could choke out many blue belts, but a white belt just the same.

    Each BJJ place tends to have their own criteria for rank advancement though so it's definitely possible.

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  • SevSB
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    I was recently told while at TorontoBJJ that if someone is a black belt in judo and decide to take BJJ, they will be skipped past white belt to blue, its the equivalent to a judo black belt.

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  • Firebrand
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    rokutanda posted.
    but the location and scheduling is a factor for me. I was looking for something closer to work in Manhattan (as close to 5th Ave/30th Street) since I get off around 6pm.
    How far are you willing to travel? If you want 30th street, you probably don't have that much choice. But there are other places in Manhattan.

    rokutanda posted.
    It is just that I think that for once a week $105 is pretty high. Especially after hearing from people on these forums that Judo is usually less expensive than other schools.
    $105 for 1x a week is probably a decent rate for BJJ in NYC. But it is slightly on the high end for Judo even for NYC. Of course, one reason it might be on the high end is because of the smaller class sizes (which in theory means more personal attention).

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  • bob
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    Hey Hannibal, where do you train judo in Sydney?

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  • Hannibal
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    Originally posted by rokutanda
    Thanks, guys. I actually did come across Spartak and Hank Kraft in Queens in my
    search for a Judo school, but the location and scheduling is a factor for me. I
    was looking for something closer to work in Manhattan (as close to 5th Ave/30th
    Street) since I get off around 6pm.

    I've already paid the registration and a month's classes at Empire Budokai, so for
    now I'll just do that for now and see if I can find another school after a month or
    two. I don't think my current instructor is ripping us off or anything; she has to
    pay to rent out a space in Manhattan and class size is pretty small - it's just that I
    think that for once a week $105 is pretty high. Especially after hearing from
    people on these forums that Judo is usually less expensive than other schools.

    Like I said it all depends where you live and where you train.

    In Sydney, Judo is normally very cheap and BJJ is normally expensive. My Judo club has raised the price to $50- per month. But thats for training twice per week which means it costs about $6.25 per lesson which is good.

    If your in Manhattan then yeah, different story. New York City is one of the most expensive places on earth. If you can't find anything els then just stick to that. It maybe pricey but at least your getting good training for the "cheapest" available price.

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  • UpaLumpa
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    At my Aikido dojo it's 85 a month for unlimited classes
    I really wish I had something pithy to post in response to this.
    It's hard with the tears from all the laughing though.

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  • RaiNnyX4
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    Originally posted by rokutanda
    Thanks, guys. I actually did come across Spartak and Hank Kraft in Queens in my
    search for a Judo school, but the location and scheduling is a factor for me. I
    was looking for something closer to work in Manhattan (as close to 5th Ave/30th
    Street) since I get off around 6pm.

    I've already paid the registration and a month's classes at Empire Budokai, so for
    now I'll just do that for now and see if I can find another school after a month or
    two. I don't think my current instructor is ripping us off or anything; she has to
    pay to rent out a space in Manhattan and class size is pretty small - it's just that I
    think that for once a week $105 is pretty high. Especially after hearing from
    people on these forums that Judo is usually less expensive than other schools.
    That's the blessing and curse of training in cities. The price is rediculous but you usually have a great selection of top-notch schools.

    I live in the suburbs so there's really only one choice for my Aikido and Judo training. Luckily, it's incredibly cheap and has great teachers as well. At my Aikido dojo it's 85 a month for unlimited classes (8 classes a week). For Judo, I can pay 78 a month for unlimited classes taught by a 7th-dan which includes 4 classes of Judo, 2 classes of Karate, 3 classes of Aiki-jutsu, and miscellaneous other mat time a week. Unfortunately, I'm also taking a computer programming class which is eating up a lot of my time so I'm only training 2 nights a week at each place max.

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  • rokutanda
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    Thanks, guys. I actually did come across Spartak and Hank Kraft in Queens in my
    search for a Judo school, but the location and scheduling is a factor for me. I
    was looking for something closer to work in Manhattan (as close to 5th Ave/30th
    Street) since I get off around 6pm.

    I've already paid the registration and a month's classes at Empire Budokai, so for
    now I'll just do that for now and see if I can find another school after a month or
    two. I don't think my current instructor is ripping us off or anything; she has to
    pay to rent out a space in Manhattan and class size is pretty small - it's just that I
    think that for once a week $105 is pretty high. Especially after hearing from
    people on these forums that Judo is usually less expensive than other schools.

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  • Cullion
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    When I was looking for a new MA last year, I read an awful lot of websites for MMA gyms and BJJ clubs in the south east of the UK. The pricing schemes looked like they were actually pretty cheap per hour for very dedicated people who would pay the 'unlimited training' fee and take classes 3-4 days per week and use the weights room on the side.

    However, for people looking for 2-3 classes a week, stuff like Judo and amateur Boxing was nearly always cheaper, taught on a non-profit basis and often available from a tax-subsidised university club.

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