Hello everyone! This is directed primarily at newbies posting here, but can also be used as a reference for the rest of us. A lot of folks post here asking for the location of a dojo near them. While I would like to help, I'm starting to sound like a broken record. Therefore, I'm going to start directing all inquiries to this post. Here are the links to the 3 main directories if you have any more, feel free to post them. Please, do not repost these 3. It gets confusing to send someone to the first 3 and then all you do is repost them and they go back. Some suggestions: Alot dojos make it intentionally hard to find them or get into class. This is to discourage wannabes and "Hollywood Ninjas". If you are sincere about wanting to train, persevere and you will succeed. If you do not find one on the directories listed, locate the nearest one to you and write or email or call. Ask if they can direct you to one closer. If not a dojo then maybe a shibu (training group). Most shibus operate under the direction of a Shidoshi, so while you may not have one there all the time, you'll still get the practice and training in for when you can get to a regular dojo.