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    This came about since hemi was elevated to Moderator status and he and I have been talking via PM. he just achieved his blue-belt and despite his years in training he has shown maturity and character far exceeding his rank...This got me thinking, wow it'd be fun to get the opportunity to workout and learn from some of these people... They needent be high ranking, they needent be 20 years in, they only need to have something to share and a desire to share it! (Hemi is in TX. so he may not be able to commute but I want to give him credit for motivating me to do this!)

    I had inquired about a meet & greet but I guess I missed it... I was hoping to get together with other kempo/Kenpo people from Socal so we can meet, train, and share ideas- maybe a pizza or two as well! I have always wanted to see these styles in action, and to meet those who love their art as I love mine-

    Each style, any style, and every style would be invited. (Does not even have to be kempo/ Kenpo I suppose)

    I have always wanted to have a FRIENDLY day of short seminars, maybe 30-40 minutes each where students can learn a bit about their fellow branches in MA. I am not talking Grandmasters all over the place, I am not talking about tickets, sports arena's etc. I am talking about a casual session--- maybe someone from Tracy's can give a session, then an EPAK, Kosho, Kara-Ho, etc.(those are just examples) The only qualification is wanting to share your knowledge with others! No matter your rank, age, or affiliation!

    No politics, no ego's, just comraderie!

    Anybody that has anything to teach or share would be able to do so-

    Any volunteers?

    I can share- anyone else up for it?
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Sounds like a great idea! I don't know how many other posters are from Southern CA though?

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    I am in San Juan Capistrano -

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    Garden Grove here

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    If you think about moving it a bit farther north, I'm in San Francisco...

    How about you pick a time and a place, and see how many people think they might be able to make it? If nobody can, get some suggestions and pick a new time and place...
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    I'm way over here on the East Coast but I just wanted to chime in and say this is an excellent idea. When poeople that share a love of the arts get together with open minds and share perspectives something positive is bound to come of it. I wish I was closer. Have fun!
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    I'm down with trying, but the when-where would matter...I'm in Nor-Cal now, too.

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    I was just putting my feelers out there initially... I suppose the biggest issue is where to do this, any ideas?

    Crane and Xiphias- What styles are you guys?

    Let's keep it coming, I would be more than happy to go to Central California if that makes the most sense to everyone.

    I am thinking first part of March but I am flexible---
    The above is just my opinion.

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    We've done several get togethers through MT, and this last year KT and FMAT too. Some parts more formal, some demo, some lecture, some show-n-tell, etc. Lots of great fun each time, no egos and great comraderie.
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    James, Clark here. I would be interested also. I live in Anaheim so I'm north of you I believe. I teach Tatum/Salantri Kenpo Lineage .

    With advance notice of location and time, I would like to participate.

    Maybe a poll would work for structure and location. Democracy speaks the peoples minds. Or, elect me your fearless leader! just kidding, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianhsuhe View Post
    Crane and Xiphias- What styles are you guys?
    Well, I'm one of two cranes posting here...

    I'm Tracys, but to be honest most of my focus in the last 12 years or so has been in Capoeira and Chinese martial arts. I keep a connection to my kenpo, but it's taken a backseat for a number of years.
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    I am from Bob White's

    Also work out with Pat Salantri

    And various other guys

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    Michael, a punch is a punch, there are only so many ways to form it and use it, the style is not as important as the efficiency and economical use of the movement. How you transfer weight when moving is a common ground for those of us using two legs/feet to move around. Differences in style are meaningless if you just stick to the basics, a little sparring and how to improve your performance in what you already do.

    No politics, no conversions, no B.S.. Sharing information without expectations.

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    I'm training in Parkers Kenpo. Maybe if we put our heads together we could come up with something. I can check at the church we train in, but I don't think it's close enough to Northern California. Dianhsuhe my work sometimes takes me to the San Diego area. Hey Kenpo teacher Anaheim's close.

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    Cool- We need a fearless leader... Mr. Clark, you are it! LOL
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Good idea Dianhsuhe...good luck in getting together and having fun training and building friendships!

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    Y'all out on that sunny coastal state might want to look for a place in Central California, that way it is less of a drive for everyone. Unless ofcourse someone has a school that they would be willing to host the event in.
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    I'm in Oceanside.

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    So what do you guys think, should we put this off until after the holidays?

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    I'm in Phoenix, and school schedule allowing I'm game. I'm always looking for a reason to get out of town.

    So I'll throw it up, what about December 30th?

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