Does anyone know anything about Mcburney Judo in NYC?

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  1. cino White Belt

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    Does anybody train at Mcburney YMCA in manhattan and know anything about their judo program? I already have a place to train, but there location is a little better for me. Who teaches there? And what is the environment like?
     
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    Small classes, mostly white belts. Good prices, especially if you go more than once per week. The atmosphere is friendly. It is fine if you are a beginner or casual about training. Nobody there is an active competitor, at least when I was there. It is in a YMCA, so there is a weight room and a pool if you are not too tired after class, which I think lets out around 10 if my memory is correct. The head instructor is a Japanese man in his 70s. There is a second instructor, an American in his late 60s. Both are very knowledgeable, though neither rolls anymore, obviously. There is also a former cop/army guy that is a recent black belt and very friendly and helpful. He runs the class if the other two are late. Other than that, it is mostly lower belts.
     
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    Out of curiosity, where do you train now, and what part of town is most convenient for you?
     
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    Great Program. Anyone wants to join, like trewq said, there are plenty other things around after class to get a quick workout in within 30 minutes. Alot of people complain about not finding it online, I will find the link soon and paste here.
     
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