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    Default Anyone trained judo in Japan?

    Any recommendations as to clubs?
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    I'm in Tokyo training now. You cant just turn up at a dojo and play, you have to be introduced and invited before they will normally let you through the door! Most of the best dojo are university, police or corporate ones.
    A few good dojos include Tsukuba uni (good if your a lightweight), Tokai uni (most famous and good for middle heavy guys), Meiji uni (Heavier guys), also the police dojo here is absolutely brutal!
    Two exceptions that I know of to this rule are:
    1) Machi dojo, these are local dojo that will sometimes allow gaijin, one good one I have been to is Chiyoda Sports club. A very strong practice.
    2) The Kodokan. Randori mon-fri 6pm-8pm and 5-7pm on a Saturday. A very strong class (especially Wednesdays).

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    Just turn up to the Kodokan in your BJJ gi with your blue belt and stripes and shout "NE-WAZA-NE-WAZA!" while mimicking a RNC. They will let you on the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIBULUS View Post
    Just turn up to the Kodokan in your BJJ gi with your blue belt and stripes and shout "NE-WAZA-NE-WAZA!" while mimicking a RNC. They will let you on the mat.
    but may not let you off the mat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIBULUS View Post
    Just turn up to the Kodokan in your BJJ gi with your blue belt and stripes and shout "NE-WAZA-NE-WAZA!" while mimicking a RNC. They will let you on the mat.
    lol would love to see this.

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    Akira B please drop me an email and I'll try and help - mark.pickering@britishjudo.org.uk

    JudoPossum I'd be very interested in hearing more about your time in Japan. Do you have a blog?
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    Hi Mark, unfortunately not. But anything you would like to ask please feel free!

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    Who are you out there with? A British delegation will be out there in March ahead of the Euro Champs.
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    ttt for some more insights into Judo training in Japan (blogs, etc.)!
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    I wish i could get Judo Jim Warren to write about the training camps he attended at the Kodokan and behind the Iron Curtain before it fell.Some of his stories are amazing.

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