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    Through great trials and tribulations I was finally able to purchase airline tickets for the IKCA seminar in Las Vegas on 7/29!! The price and available flights changed on me 3 times while I was attempting to purchase tickets online and I had to keep repeating the process!!!! I guess $370.00 ain't too bad (final price after first starting at $312) for a round trip ticket from Atlanta to Vegas.

    It's more than worth it to train with Vic LeRoux again and to get the opportunity to train with Chuck Sullivan. I just hope Vic remembers promising me and Sifu a private lesson if we showed up early. I'll be flying out Thursday 7/27 late that night so I'll have all day Friday before the seminar on Saturday. Hint-hint.

    The rest of you better get on the ball if you plan on going. Just a suggestion based on the difficulty I had booking the flight. Apparently, a lot of folks are flying out to Vegas on that weekend if the reason Travelocity gave me for kicking me out 3 times is to be believed.

    I need to book the room next. That'll have to wait till I know who all is going. We can split costs on that (I have an inflatable mattress so we can stuff extra peeps into one room if need be )

    Also...don't forget to go to to the IKCA website (link above) and pay the $150 seminar fee or you'll be hanging out in the casino while the rest of us are training.

    ***I have a 1 hour layover in Dallas on the return trip 7/30 if anyone in that area would like to have lunch and meet up in person. FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    http://www.karateconnection.com/seminar.htm

    Through great trials and tribulations I was finally able to purchase airline tickets for the IKCA seminar in Las Vegas on 7/29!! The price and available flights changed on me 3 times while I was attempting to purchase tickets online and I had to keep repeating the process!!!! I guess $370.00 ain't too bad (final price after first starting at $312) for a round trip ticket from Atlanta to Vegas.

    It's more than worth it to train with Vic LeRoux again and to get the opportunity to train with Chuck Sullivan. I just hope Vic remembers promising me and Sifu a private lesson if we showed up early. I'll be flying out Thursday 7/27 late that night so I'll have all day Friday before the seminar on Saturday. Hint-hint.

    The rest of you better get on the ball if you plan on going. Just a suggestion based on the difficulty I had booking the flight. Apparently, a lot of folks are flying out to Vegas on that weekend if the reason Travelocity gave me for kicking me out 3 times is to be believed.

    I need to book the room next. That'll have to wait till I know who all is going. We can split costs on that (I have an inflatable mattress so we can stuff extra peeps into one room if need be )

    Also...don't forget to go to to the IKCA website (link above) and pay the $150 seminar fee or you'll be hanging out in the casino while the rest of us are training.

    ***I have a 1 hour layover in Dallas on the return trip 7/30 if anyone in that area would like to have lunch and meet up in person. FYI.
    You lucky dog

    Make sure to film it ALL.

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    I'm planning on going. Just have to change my ticket dates and I'm there. Anyone else on the boards going?
    "Second chances they don't never matter, people never change
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    And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged
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    Be sure to tell us all about it! Take plenty of pix and put them up in the galleries *HINT*
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    WOOT! I just booked my room! That's it! Plane tickets are bought, seminar fees are paid, room is booked. YEEE HAWWW! VEGAS! HERE I COME!

    Bright light city gonna set my soul
    Gonna set my soul on fire
    Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
    So get those stakes up higher
    There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
    And they're all livin' devil may care
    And I'm just the devil with love to spare
    Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

    How I wish that there were more
    Than the twenty-four hours in the day
    'Cause even if there were forty more
    I wouldn't sleep a minute away
    Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
    A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal
    All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel
    Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'
    And your one armbandits crashin'
    All those hopes down the drain
    Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime
    Turnin' night into daytime
    If you see it once
    You'll never be the same again

    I'm gonna keep on the run
    I'm gonna have me some fun
    If it costs me my very last dime
    If I wind up broke up well
    I'll always remember that I had a swingin' time
    I'm gonna give it ev'rything I've got
    Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
    Let me shout a seven with ev'ry shot
    Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,
    Viva, Viva Las Vegas
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    I have an invite to that from Mr. Sullivan. We did a seminar together in the fall at the Shen Chuan main school. If you have any chance at all go to see Joe Lansdale or Coy Harry from Shen Chuan. They will be teaching there this year and the principles and concepts are Kenpo originated.

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    My flight leaves out tomorrow evening. Not excited about flying... never am, but I am looking forward to the seminar and getting a couple of autographs for my copy of "The Journy" . I'll have to post some pix and stuff live with my MDA.
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    I'll be waiting on a report....
    "Second chances they don't never matter, people never change
    Once a whore you're nothing more i'm sorry that'll never change
    And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged
    I'm sorry honey, but i'm passing up, now look this way...*" --Paramore "Misery Business"


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    Rob,

    See you there! Donna and I fly in Friday at about 11:00. I'll look you up. Will you be going to the workout Friday night?

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    You`re durn tootin` I`ll be there! Both Chuck and Vic will be there too. There`s a handout at the front desk with directions to the school here.
    Right now I got me some serious jet lag. Ugh....... I just hope I don`t gas out during the workout due to being tired and the thin air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    I just hope I don`t gas out during the workout due to being tired and the thin air.
    Has anyone ever seen fat air?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Has anyone ever seen fat air?
    Ayup. Fat Air.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur
    Ayup. Fat Air.

    Ayup. That's pretty fat air. How 'bout dat dere, eh?
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    Come to GA and you can see, or rather feel some fat air. Ever heard the expression `it's not the heat it's the humidity`?
    Anyway, I`m currently sitting in the Vegas airport exhausted and sore. I got bruises on my bruises but I could`t be more content. The seminar was awesome. The IKCA folks were as friendly as ever. It was great to work with Vic again. He did a class on trapping that was awesome and finally meeting Chuck Sullivan was well worth the trip. There were many quality instructors there as well and I am returning home with tons of valuable info.
    I got to work out with Mr. Parsons again which was great and meet a whole lot of new folks as well. Everyone was simply great. I had a blast!
    I`ll post some pix when I get home. Sorry if I rambling, I`m sooooo tired....
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    My head is still spinning from all the awesome information I was exposed to.

    The first class I attended was with special guest Professor Joe Landsdale, Grandmaster of Shen Chuan. He and his students were great. They showed us all kinds of joint locks and take downs that take advantage of one's center of gravity. I knew this stuff was legit right off the bat when one of Professor Landsdales students, a female around 5'5 and no more than 120 lbs, locked up my wrist and planted my butt flat on the ground with hardly any effort at all. BTW, I'm 6' 230lbs. ;D My joints are still sore but it was well worth attending the class.

    Next was a class on trapping with Grandmaster Vic LeRoux. I LOVE trapping so I was in hog heaven during this class. He showed us various ways SGM Ed Parker liked to trap, what Bruce Lee's favored techniques were, and finally SGM Chuck Sullivans approach (which is just down right mean IMHO. LOL I loved it) I enjoyed the class so much I attended it twice! ;D

    Seeing Doug Meeks in action was a treat. That guy seriously impressed me. This guy defines speed, power, and accuracy. His explosive movement and insanely accurate strikes were almost snake-like. I pitty the fool that asks for that guys wallet! ;D

    I found out how out of shape I was when I attended the freestyle session with James Parsons lol. I know why he has such a winning record in competition! I sparred him and he whupped my butt all over the room! ROFL...litterly. I told Vic afterwards, "Man..... that guy whupped my butt." and Vic's reply to that was, "Don't feel bad, man. He whupp's everybody's butt." LMAO. I'm defineately working those drills into our curriculum and purchasing the IKCA Freestyle DVD's a.s.a.p.! Oh, and before I forget...Thanks to Mr. Bill Parsons for giving me a 'cherry' on my forehead. LOL. He back knuckled me during class so hard I saw little dragons circling before my eyes! Any of his student's reading this better behave and do what he tells you in class! Congratulations on attaining 3rd Dan BTW.

    Mr. John Koshall was nice enough to fly in from Denmark and share knife fighting techniques with us. His perspectives on knife fighting opened my eyes to some new ideas.

    Dan Maher flew in from New York to drill groundwork and grappling with us. His cage fighting experience is invaluable. From what I understand, he's sent a tape to UFC. I hope we see him soon! After watching him work, I'm sure he would represent!!

    Paul Metz reminded me of why I study Kenpo. Because it is a realistic, practical, and effective form of self-defense. His class will definately help you to evaluate how good your street skills are. If you're not familiar with his approach, he pads up head to toe and comes at you like a bull and you'd better be prepared to fight. LOL. He also addresses (or reminds us) of variables that some of us don't spend enough time on. Like verbal assaults prior to an attack and he has some really shocking real-life footage that he shows that will wake you up to the reality of the streets. I'm definately buying one of those padded suites and working those "reality drills" I learned into our curriculum.

    What a great time! It was the most informative and enjoyable time I've ever had since I began studying. If you couldn't make it this year I highly reccomend you start saving up for next year now!! Save your money, save your credit card miles because you should really take advantage of the next one!!!

    Thanks to all the quality instructors that taught, to all the people that attended (I learned a lot from them too), and especially thanks to Chuck and Vic!!! You guys are awesome!
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    Welcome Home Rob!!! Can't wait to see pics... hint hint.
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    I can't post pix for some reason. I'll have the website updated soon and will update you when so you can see the pix.
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