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    With more and more training camps and seminars available today how do you chose which ones you attend?
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    Money and time is currently the biggest issue. Its hard to get more than 2 days off in a row where I work, so something thats local or a couple of hours away is appealing.

    This is why I will be @ the M&G - its local, one day only, and its a good atmosphere.

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    Location and schedule are the biggest facters. Some instructors I will try harder to clear my schedule.
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    Time, Cost and Location are the primary factors for me. If it is more than a couple hours away chances are that I won't get enough time off to go.
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    My biggest issue is cost, then time and location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    With more and more training camps and seminars available today how do you chose which ones you attend?
    I see who is teaching it and what they are going to teach and usually make my decision based on that.

    Of course if its a Kenpo senior I try my best to attend either way no matter which association they head.

    I think you can benefit from ALL of them even though the in-fighting is sometimes hard to overcome.
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    For me, it's location mostly......I have small children, so I can usually only make it out to local stuff. So, I just look at who is doing the seminar, how much it costs and go from there. No more than about 3 1/2 hours away tops for me at this point.

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    Monies is the biggest issue for me. I need to pay the bills first then of course it's Kenpo geneally last.

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    Money. Things are tight. The spirit is willing, but the bank account's weak.
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    In our area, there aren't that many to attend, so it's not such a hard decision.

    Mostly, we get Mr. Tatum twice a year. Other than that, it's the camp in Vegas and this year, the one in Maryland. I did have Frank Trejo a little while ago, but that's about it in our area.

    Fortunately, money hasn't been an issue yet. For me, it's more the time. I work weekends a lot and that's generally when the seminars are held.

    I'm going to go to another little camp in our area that should be fun.

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    Time, money, availability (travel requirments, etc) are the primary concerns. If I had my way I would simply travel to each and every one I could find!

    If time, money, and travel were not considerations I would attend seminars that focused on areas I was interested in or felt needed improvement. If 2 seminars were held on the same day and one offered a class on using the Bo staff and the other a class on grappling then I would go to the one offering the class on the Bo staff. But that's me. I'm sure it varies per each person.
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    For me it's balancing my Kenpo in with my...Kenpo

    There are a few people that I definitely want to meet and train with over the next couple of years or so.

    However...I'm a bit mindful of my own training. I'm not incredibly talented and I have an uneven learning style. I've experimented with adding some private lessons to bolster my own training in the recent past and that is something that has helped a lot.

    So for me it is more a matter of...where will I gain more? From the seminar? Or from the equivalent of X private lessons?

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    I thought this thread could use some revisiting since since we have so many more members now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    I thought this thread could use some revisiting since since we have so many more members now.

    I look for events that will add to my overall comprhension. Regardless of the system. I also look for events that will help my students, and endorse them.
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    Going to see Dr. Dave is a two-hour drive, so going down there and back once a month is about it right now.

    I go to see Lee Wedlake twice a year (but that's a 3hr. drive)

    John Sepulveda comes maybe twice a year nearby and I see him if I can.

    Dr. Dave did the Ohana and that was fun. Time with Doc is always fun. Along with the others, of course.

    It's hard to know what to attend and what to not attend. I do like to see people I haven't seen before. You never know.

    I like to go to Graham Lelliott's camp every other year. Really nice people and I always come away with something new.

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    I guess, of all the criteria that can hamper when deciding to go to a camp/seminar the most difficult is what to do with the children. Especailly, when the ex is an unreliable/un-usable source for child care...uuugggghhhh!!!

    But, I am always open to going, learning, and/or seeing what is offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnak01 View Post
    I guess, of all the criteria that can hamper when deciding to go to a camp/seminar the most difficult is what to do with the children. Especailly, when the ex is an unreliable/un-usable source for child care...uuugggghhhh!!!

    But, I am always open to going, learning, and/or seeing what is offered.

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