Martial arts classes for adults?

karate classKristin emails:

I was wondering if any of your readers could offer suggestions for adult martial arts classes. I'm particularly looking for a good Tae Kwon Do school in the area, but am open to other martial art styles.
So far all of the schools I've looked in to start their adult classes at 12 or 13 years old and don't have many students over 16 or 17. I'm not opposed to training with children, I'd just like there to be some other adults in the class as well.

This is pretty straightforward. Got a suggestion for Kristin? Please share!

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I know Delmar Akido has classes involving adults, and the Sensai, Rick, is a really incredible teacher. I highly suggest giving him a call to see if anything fits in your schedule!

http://saratogaiku.com/

Depending on where you live might be a bit out of the way, but great head instructor and multiple styles of martial arts to choose from.

US Budokai karate has a dojo in Albany and Clifton Park. Great folks. I started at age 23, there are all age ranges including men and women into their early 60's.

It's been a while since I've been there, but Cohoes Judo Club runs classes/practices that definitely have adults.

http://www.cohoesjudo.com/

My fiance really enjoys the classes at Atlas Ju Jitsu off of Wolf Rd. He goes to the 6-7:30 Brazillian Ju Jitsu classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

They also just opened a second location in Hudson this week.

http://atlasjiujitsu.com/

I take Krav Maga classes at Empire Martial Arts and it is the best decision I've ever made. Krav isn't a traditional martial art, it's more self defense based-- and I'm the youngest in my class at 20 years old. They also offer brazillian Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing as well as boot camps and kettlebells.

Guilderland Martial Arts
http://www.guilderlandmartialarts.com/our-services/our-school/

I've been practicing at the Albany branch of Washin-Ryu karate (http://www.hidyochiai.org/main/?page_id=375) for the last three years. The classes are largely composed of adults. The classes offer a mix of kata, self-defence techniques and sparing. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 6p and Saturday morning at 9a.

Adirondack Tae Kwon Do in Clifton Park. There are a LOT of adults there at all ages and ranks, and they're a very friendly and welcoming group. And the instruction is excellent -- physically challenging but also fun.

The very best Aikido instruction can be found at http://www.albanyaikido.com/

Rob

Latham Eclectic offers adults-only training, and are networked with other martial arts clubs and top teachers in the Capital District.
http://lathameclectic.com

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