Hello everyone, my name is John. I was directed to this section of the forum and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
I recently moved to Los Angeles and am looking for ongoing martial arts training. This is difficult to do as there are so many McDojos, scam artists and even well meaning people who are teaching a watered down, compromised version of the art. Unfortunately Karate in particular is subject to this more than almost any other art in America. Which is why i thought it would be prudent to ask people who take the art seriously for their advice. Any recommendations for quality teachers/instructors/groups/schools in Los Angeles? Preferably in either the West Valley (where I live) from Calabasas to Sherman Oaks or in West LA (where I work) from Venice up to the Hill and east to West Hollywood, but I'll listen to recommendations outside those areas as well, as I can travel. I'm not hung up on the style or even only Karate; the quality of instruction is more important than the style. Looking forward to any suggestions. Osu!