Hope you find your dojo. Just a note, most japanese dojo's do have a "makiwara" bolted to the wall or free standing. The makiwara is just a training tool like a heavy bag or etc. if you find a good dojo and they don't have one don't let that stop you from joining....go out and buy your own and nail it to a tree in your yard.
The way of the warrior does not include other ways... Miyamoto Musashi