Rock River Kodokan Judo And Jujitsu

Rock River Kodokan Judo And Jujitsu

5.0 (1)
3 hires on
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

Hello, I am a martial arts trainer with 30+ years of experience in the martial arts. I include standing and ground fighting as well as throws and a variety of ancient and modern weapons. I'd love to teach you to have a self-defense mentality as well as techniques. Age, experience, and ability don't matter, I will take all students and work with them. Like Jigoro Kano used to say, "With movement, there is progress."

I love to see a student go from being unsure and unable, to being confident and skilled.

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Rockford, IL 61103
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  • Tyler Haynes

    The service is of teaching is very good, I've learned more from him in the few days we have trained then I would have with any other place. The price of session is perfect, and he is a very good and understanding teacher.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will speak with all new students, to get an idea of their initial level. I will test them after instructing them on all safety aspects of the martail arts. Then the training can begin. Safety is absolutely important in my classes because, frankly, I do teach techniques that can kill you.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Tae Kwon Do black belt, Hapkido black belt, Judo coach. 25+ years in the martial arts.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40.00 per month or $5.00 drop in.

How did you get started teaching?

A need arose for an assistant in one of my master's classes. I stepped up and began showing other students how to do the techniques. I've been teaching ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with student as young as 7 years old to adults in their 70s. I've instructed people who couldn't throw a punch, up to professional fighters who could routinly give me a run for my money. I've taught them all a thing or two, as well as learning something valuable from each of them.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Teaching the Rockford YMCA community was a great time. Also, joining the Brazilian Jujitsuists at their club for some practice time was a rewarding learning experience. I learned just as much as they did.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If they try to sucker you into a "black belt club" of any kind, run. This is typical of a belt mill or a "McDojo." They will take your money and teach you mostly worthless techniques. Then you will be very surprised when you get seriously injured in a real self-defense situation.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do you want to accomplish? How long do you have to invest in this goal? How serious are you? Are you willing to experience some ammount of pain? This activity can hurt, but I will try to prevent injury and discomfort. Remember, you chance injury in the practice of martial arts, but I'll try to keep you safe.