Questions about aikibudo, aiki jujitsu, and ninjutsu

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  1. Charbel Hanna

    Charbel Hanna Yellow Belt

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    I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that I should do muay thai, or are you asking me if I was doing muay thai? If the former, then yes, actually my wife and I agreed that we would do muay thai; if the latter, then no, it was a sogo budo jujutsi dojo.
     
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    frank raud Master Black Belt

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    I have regularly trained with the Nintai club. The father, Georges Serei(RIP) was one of the first judo instructors in Quebec. I have done multiple seminars with Pascal and Andre Serei. They both know their stuff. Pascal started training in the late 50''s as an infant, still going strong.
     
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  3. Charbel Hanna

    Charbel Hanna Yellow Belt

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    Thank you for sharing this with me! I'm definitively considering their dojo, only thing is, it's a bit far from where I am. But still, I'm considering it!

    How is the training like? Is it mostly grappling, mostly locks, a lot of atemi, or a good mix and balance of everything?
     
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    frank raud Master Black Belt

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    It is a mix of everything Welcome to Nintai Ryu Aiki Ju-Jitsu
     
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    Charbel Hanna Yellow Belt

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    It looks very nice, honestly. I'll have to pay them a visit! Does it cost a lot? I wrote them a message about the price but they haven't answered back. If you do remember the price for one year, please let me know.

    (By price, I mean the French word "tarif", that I don't know how to translate.)
     
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    frank raud Master Black Belt

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    I'm in Ottawa, I don't know what their pricing is like.
     
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    Charbel Hanna Yellow Belt

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    Pricing! That's the word I was looking for.
    Ok, thank you for your answer!
     
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    It is more important how you train and are trained. Find what you like and make it work.
    With COVID and social distancing training is different these days. We are on the West Island if you like. Also, Costa in CSL teaches Kajukenbo which is a related art to mine and he is an excellent teacher.
     
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    Hello Charbel Hanna, I am from Montreal and have a reasonable idea of what is available in our city. As Tony said, most of the schools you listed will not be doing much sparring or 'free fighting'. Those arts are mostly of the choreographed, 1-step or 3 step fighting (if that).

    If you are looking for something where you can actually get a good sweat while doing a little 'free sparring' (ie: getting the opportunity to try techniques you learned that night against a resistive opponent), you want to look more into the 'sport' types of schools that practice BJJ for grappling, MMA for striking and grappling and/or Kyokushin or offshoot school for striking. All of these types of schools are readily available in most places around the Island and no one will force you to compete but if you decide you want to go in that direction, most schools will do their best to get you ready.

    In Ahuntsic, you should be able to find a place that will give you and your wife an opportunity to train together. There are bound to be Gracie schools or Tenth Planet schools near you and well you are in one of the best regions in Canada to train Kyokushin. Lots of great instructors here.

    Although most dojos are opening back up slowly, training is usually taking place outdoors or on Zoom. As we will all have to wear masks indoors (in public places) as fo July 18, there are certainly going to be challenges on how classes will be able to be run efficiently and effectively. Covid is going to change the way most of us will be able to practice sparring but there are a lot of good ideas on how to do this without spreading the virus. Good luck.
     
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    Oh, thank you for your answer! I sure will look for kyokushin. I know there's a Gracie BJJ gym in Ahuntsic, I will look it up too! On a side note, turns out the wife is interested in Kung Fu (I learned that yesterday, when we passed before a Kung Fu school and she was like "Ouh I wanna do that!"). I'm still not sure why, but some things can't be explained, haha! Like myself, I'm not drawn to judo for no objective reason, I'm just... not drawn to it. And she is drawn to kung fu, says there are lots of meditation and self-control etc. All this to say, we will also be looking into the Nam Loi Kung Fu school (not sure if we call them dojos, or if that only applies to Japanese martial arts).

    Thank you again for your answer! I have homework to do now. :D

    And yes, training will be a challenge with that virus, indeed.
     
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    There is a great White Crane Kung fu school in Laval... Lorne Bernard is the head instructor.
     
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    If you have your wife to train with you them zoom and social distancing is less impactful for you. You both have each other to work with, practice and give practical resistance to each other for training.
     
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    They are Tibetan Crane and not Fujian Crane, correct? I believe I’ve seen their videos on YouTube.

    What do you know about them? By what standard do you feel they are great?

    I’m not challenging your statements, I’m honestly curious about what you know. I see a lot of stuff on YouTube that does not impress me, but I also realize that youtube does not show everything and cannot always be a reliable indicator of the quality of a school.

    Edit: my mistake, Lorne Bernard is a Fujian Crane guy, not Tibetan. I was thinking of a different Canadian White Crane school that’s Tibetan.
     
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    They are a very « traditional » school that are well focused of fighting skills. Their students are respectful dedicated and knowledgeable. So, a great learning atmosphere and solid fighting skills taught that are not heavily influenced by tournament sparring. All this, of course, is my opinion.
     
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    This style comes out of Malaysia
     
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    Their lineage may come through Malaysia, but I believe the method is Fujian. I found a video on YouTube, I believe I heard them say so.123
     
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