A friend recommended me Kokushi Budo, and I’m so glad he did. This is a family run dojo, and you learn real authentic judo from Shintaro Higashi, two time USA national champion. There’s no comparison for the quality of instruction you’ll receive! Everyone is super friendly, no attitude and there are a lot of senior level students who are extremely willing to help out with the new students. Everyone here really knows what they’re doing and have a real love and appreciation for judo. It’s really great to be part of the community! In addition, they also have aikido, karate, and jujitsu – plus the dojo is ‘hidden’ in the basement of a Buddhist temple – really cool and so New York.