I have decided I want to pursue my dream of owning my own dojo. Im working out what I need to do to get there in terms of skills, finances, having a job to live off to begin with e.c.t. but I think the first thing I need to do is find a really good club or association that I can train with and grade with.
I was wondering how you would go about finding a new club, or if there were a list of associations anywhere. I currently do Taekwondo, but im more than happy to branch out and do other arts. Im planning on starting judo in a few weeks. I could carry on training in taekwondo if I find a club I like, but looking around there are a ton of clubs that mostly have prohibitive training methods. I.e. to grade you must be able to do breaking, fancy jumping kicks and 3 / 1 step sparring and these are things I want to not really focus on.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to get started looking for clubs that will help me acheive my goals (building a comprehensive fighting sport based on something like sambo, sanda or Kudo) that is results focused in teaching and is applicable to self defence as well as sport (obviously with changes, but I think that a competition combat sport should still replicate real combat as closely as possible, otherwise its not a combat sport). Im in Birmingham UK if that helps