Which LA-area Armenian club has the best judo?

In terms of younger guys, the main schools being represented at tournaments are:

* Kenam's (Glendale)

* Hayastan (North Hollywood)

* YMCA Scholars (Glendale)

* Glendale Fight Club (ummmmm......Glendale)

I have never visited any of these schools. Anybody have any opinions/knowledge/experiences of how the quality of training is at any of them?

Probably only OTJTC can help with this.


I've only been to Hayastan and that was in the 90's.

I will say this. I think that Hollywood Judo Dojo has quietly built a pretty strong adult program over the last year or so. I met the head instructor and some assistants at our Neil Adams clinic last year. Very nice guys.

I looked at their website a couple of weeks ago and saw that they were now training five nights a week. In addition, they brought a pretty large contingent of adults to the Winter Nationals last week and they did very well.

Let me give them a little bit of exposure with a link to their website:





I cut and pasted Hollywood's schedule off that link:

7:30 - 9:30 pm (Adult Class)

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Kids Class - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, every month)
7:00 - 8:30 pm (Adult Class. Members only.)

7:30 - 9:30 pm (Adult Class)

7:30 - 9:30 pm (Adult Class)

1:00 - 2:30 pm (Adult Class. Members only.)

I don't know of any dojos operating out of Japanese cultural/community centers that offer that many training sessions. Even Tenri only has 3 practices a week as far as I know. Many dojos offer just 2 sessions a week.

Good for Hollywood.

Once again OTJTC comes thru. This forum would be history without you.

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