Great Matt new we could count on you, where the heck is Perez and the rest of those northern NJ/NY mafiaoso's! Gojuwarrior you and your Brother are in right?
Just a reminder for the new people that have signed on since our last get together: The "East Coast Get Together" are members from the forum, we have met up in other ways but mostly through training. We have started a tradition that has been fun, entertaining and educational to say the least. Each person that attend has some kind of different MA back ground which makes thing very interesting. Their knowledge is shared and respected. The events are not just for instructors (too stuffy) we would like colored belts of any style male or female to attend the event as well. The training usually lasts all day with lunch, BS sessions and dinner usually at a Asian restuarant, lots of fun. During the training we give the instructors different MA areas to cover and it "usually" goes smooth. From what you hear on the forum no one ever got to banged up. Sparring is on a volunteer basis, with liability on everyones mind these days I personally prefer we just grapple at my house and keep the heavy bang'n stuff at your dojo. Since this summer will be an outdoor training event I recommend you leave your pretty white Gi's at home and bring your black gi/camo's.......there gona get real dirty! JohnL (hopefully)starts the event with a nice long warm up and excercise, nice since we have all day, no rush maybe a run through the woods too. After that you can expect to be flipped, cranked, arm bared, look like Frankinstien,(you know who were talking about)
, choked, kicked and punched... all good stuff very cool
Since this summers event is at my house (Schanne Shack)as I stated before we will have a pool party and barbeque that evening. Hope everyone old and new has a chance to meet new friends and have a good time. Will have an exact date soon, need to dicussing it with the boss. My home is in South Jersey, Mantua NJ. It is minutes from Philadelphia and the Cherry hill area.