Trying to find the perfect school but limited by time

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  1. Charlemagne

    Charlemagne Black Belt

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    How about finding a local Judo club? They are going to be traditional. Teaching quality is usually high. They virtually always have a kids program. And, with few exceptions, they are going to have a positive environment for beginners. Judo has plenty of real world application, particularly when combined with even the most rudimentary of striking abilities.
     
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    JR 137 Senior Master

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    Kyokushin is a great style, so long as you’re looking for hard contact no-nonsense stuff. I think everyone should have some hard contact under their belt (no pun intended) to know what actually hitting and getting hit is like. It teaches you things about yourself that nothing else can IMO.

    Me, I learned that lesson in my 20s in bare knuckle karate :)
     
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    Some schools offer family classes, where parents and kids can take class together. This can work well, or not, depending on the school environment, instructor, curriculum, etc. Other schools will have mostly kids classes, but will let parents join in with their kid, which is almost certainly going to the kind of thing the OP described.
     

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