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    Today, my former instructor opened a new school. I heard about it from a friend on myspace.

    He had Tatum out for a free seminar and I went. I brought a card to congratulate him.

    For those of you who have been on here awhile, you might remember some of the drama that I won't go into again.

    Suffice it to say that I decided it would be best to break the ice and bury the hatchet.

    My former instructor and I were a little stilted, but it wasn't horribly uncomfortable. The seminar was fun. Tatum, for some reason, seemed to have forgotten who I was. lol.

    Still, better to go and get that uncomfortableness out of the way.

    Just thought I'd share.

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    Sounds great on both counts.
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    Good job Amy
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Today, my former instructor opened a new school. ... He had Tatum out for a free seminar and I went. ... you might remember some of the drama that I won't go into again. ... Suffice it to say that I decided it would be best to break the ice and bury the hatchet. My former instructor and I were a little stilted, but it wasn't horribly uncomfortable. The seminar was fun. Tatum, for some reason, seemed to have forgotten who I was. lol. Still, better to go and get that uncomfortableness out of the way.
    Amy, you've got guts, gal. People, even senior martial artists, are still people. We can be a petty lott sometimes, and old feelings or percieved hurts can be difficult to overcome and move on from. Hope you find some kind of closure here, hopefully even healing. Tatum and Speakman are two good lines, and both could bennifit from association and shareing with each other instead of bickering or just isolationism. Good luck.

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    Good for you Amy!

    Glad you had a good experience from it.
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    Good for you Amy! Sounds like a good time and it took some guts to do what you did.
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    What you did was extremely honorable. You've managed to go up another peg on my "respect-o-meter." You're a "bigger man" than some "men" I know. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Today, my former instructor opened a new school. I heard about it from a friend on myspace.

    He had Tatum out for a free seminar and I went. I brought a card to congratulate him.

    For those of you who have been on here awhile, you might remember some of the drama that I won't go into again.

    Suffice it to say that I decided it would be best to break the ice and bury the hatchet.

    My former instructor and I were a little stilted, but it wasn't horribly uncomfortable. The seminar was fun. Tatum, for some reason, seemed to have forgotten who I was. lol.

    Still, better to go and get that uncomfortableness out of the way.

    Just thought I'd share.

    --Amy
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    Glad to hear about trying to make amends. How was the seminar? Did you pick up anything new? Maybe strengthen something you already knew? C'mon,give,give...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpochrstn View Post
    Glad to hear about trying to make amends. How was the seminar? Did you pick up anything new? Maybe strengthen something you already knew? C'mon,give,give...

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    We just went over falcons of force. (Two-man attack) We talked about turning your shoulders and going into a forward bow with the first strike to pull the other opponent off balance.

    That was about it.

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    Default Re: I went to a Tatum seminar today.....

    Greetings!

    I hope it was a "growth"-type experience instead of an just uncomfy one.

    As I said in another post, many falling outs can be mended in time.

    Sometimes, the right time just appears...

    Keep going strong.

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