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Hi Rebels, so I live in NY and just got into my school of choice :) but its all the way out in NYC which is a ways away for me, i have to take the train in all of the time. I have decided that i want to join a dojo out there and have been doing so research but I wanted to know if any other rebels are currently members of a dojo in NYC. working with a rebel would make it alot easier joining as the noob to a place.

 

what im looking for in a dojo:

 

Size: I like the idea having a smaller class size and much more personal time with the instructor or with a partner.

 

Cost: i cant afford something crazy expensive but if its reasonable i should be able to get it done, anything asking for much more than 50 per month, or on some kind of scale like that becomes a little to hard.

 

style: I dont have too big of a say on this matter, i dont care how flashy it is as long as the trainig is effective in keeping me in shape and i get to be a total bad ass. I would prefer a chinese based martial art but am totally open to any other kind. krav seems super cool but im least interested in it, if i had to rule one out.

 

Exp: im a biginner so i have to start from the beginning but i dont want to be a 20 yr old practicing punches and kicks in a room full of 10 yr olds.

 

Location: I normally take the train to penn station, and go south to 22nd and broadway, anywhere around or between those spots would be great, how ever im open to all around manhattan.

 

i guess thats it, i look forward to hearing back from others and especially excited if this ends up being a NYC rebel meet up when looking for classes.

 

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt

Lycan Ranger: STR:3 DEX:3 STA:2 CON:2 WIS:3 CHA:2

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Wing chun is a good start imo. It's also been garnering more popularity in movies (ip man, ip man 2). Depending on which school you go to they might have clubs or teams that you could join. I used to go to Columbia and we had a wing chun club. I liked it so much that I joined the actual school and became a disciple after I graduated. The main thing is to take some time and visit the schools. While some may look great on paper, a quick trip to an active class and you should be able to get a good enough feel as to whether or not it suits you.

 

Best of luck!

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I'm not from NYC myself, but a friend of mine helps run a small school in NYC.  The school is located at 440 Lafayette Street New York City.  Its a very small school, i dont believe that they teach kids so you wouldnt have to worry about being in a room full of ten year olds. The instructors are very good.  Here is a link to there website.  http://www.nyctsd.com/

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Thank you guys for the guidance, I am going to take a decent amount of time looking at any dojo before I join, before I wanted to do a chinese art because I learned some chinese in school but I have recently gained some interest in Korean Martial arts as well, which is something i never looked into before so its really eye opening and cool that Danjf just linked one. 

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt

Lycan Ranger: STR:3 DEX:3 STA:2 CON:2 WIS:3 CHA:2

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