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Michael Paul S.

Organizer

Location:

Round Rock, TX

Organizer since:

June 14, 2013

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What are you hoping to gain from us?

Having finished gathering & organizing the information I needed, I'm working on sharing my knowledge and polishing my skills. I hope you will find this interaction and information both fun and useful.

How did you hear about us?

A friend told me about meetup.com and it occurred to me that this could help me find students and like minded individuals. I hope you will think well of me.

Have you had any self defense or survival training before?

I took an interest in old style martial arts when I was a about 5 years old. There wasn't anyone around to teach until middle school age, so I studied books and practiced techniques off in the woods. Since the books contained information on the origins of the arts and the cultural influences, I researched those as well. My formal training included Tukong Moosul Won, Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, and the Bujinkan. I've also studied some Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, and Japanese Jujutsu & Kendo from books and magazine articles. During my 4 years in Japan I was able to finish gathering information from 6 historical styles of self defense & survival skills. The headmaster of those styles isn't choosing a successor, so he's publishing all his inherited manuscripts instead. Of course, much of it is in really old Japanese and encoded with obscure cultural references, so it took a while to properly translate. Afterwards I published it along with a number of other notes I picked up over the last 30+ years.

How much would you be willing to pay for a class?

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How formal do you think classes should be?

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Introduction

I'm a licensed massage therapist & acupuncturist with a master's degree in Oriental Medicine & acupuncture. I've spent 4 years in Japan and can speak & read the language well enough, as long as I have my dictionaries, for even college level subjects.

What Michael Paul S. is saying about this Meetup Group

The class sizes are still very small. This means you get more personal attention and there's more time for getting your questions answered.


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