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The Monterey Self-Defense Meetup

Monterey, CA

The Monterey Self-Defense Meetup

This class is for anyone wishing to learn or master self-defense skills. Raw beginners and instructors in other systems encouraged to attend. The focus will be on building a working self defense skill-set:  This  includes the optimal use of bio-mechanics and physics for self-defense.  Instructor has been teaching the combat arts for around 17 years.

This class teaches stand-up fighting skills; i.e. striking (fists, palms, elbows, etc), striking interceptions / blocking, joint manipulation / breaking, and throwing techniques found in Judo / Shuai jiao.  We do not cover ground fighting--for that range, it is recommended you also attend Gracie Jiu-jitsu monterey.

There is a numbered list curriculum/class-schedule, students can work their way from White Sash to Black Sash if they wish. (New students may join at any time.)

The groups organizer is the founding instructor of "Flowing Combat" (流动战斗), a System developed for modern self-defense from the internal Kung-Fu arts of BaguaZhang (eight Triagram palms), Xingyquan (heart, mind fist) and Taijiquan.  

Mixed in with Kung-Fu is Military unarmed/armed combat, as taught to Military personnel and Special Operators across various services.  The teacher was formerly contracted by the Air Force to teach the foregoing, including sexual assault prevention, weapons disarming, use, and retention. 

Classes are Fees, but students may be asked to cover location/equipment costs as applicable per class/seminar;  Class will be hosted at Wave Street Studios, by the beach, or in a private back yard area (cement/ w/ martial arts pads). Each class may be filmed and put online and/or broadcast on local TV stations.  

264 members · Private

Inland Empire Movie Lovers

Chino Hills, CA

Inland Empire Movie Lovers


Do you love movies? Would you like to make new friends while catching some of the hottest new releases and classic films in theaters? Then this is the meetup for you. Join up with other spirited movie lovers and check out the latest action films, romantic comedies, hard-hitting dramas, classic movies, and period pieces. Whatever your taste in movies, you’ll feel right at home with us.

You can expect to find Meetups at some of the following theaters:

-Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX

-Edwards Ontario Mountain 14 

-Laemmle Claremont 5

-AMC Ontario Mills 30

-AMC Victoria Gardens 12 (Rancho Cucamonga)

AMC Tyler Galleria (Riverside)

-Harkins Chino Hills 18

-Starlight Dos Lagos 15

We DO NOT schedule meetings in the high desert, Temecula, or much outside of the theaters listed above.

There are no fees to belong to the group. However, each member is expected to keep their RSVPs up to date and be respectful to other group members.  Each person is also responsible for purchasing their own movie tickets, snacks, and meals.  The group does cost me Meetup fees; accordingly, movie lovers who join and do not come back to the group's page after several months may be removed from the group.

This meetup group is intended to be interactive, so members are always encouraged to suggest and recommend movies that they would like to see. Additionally, the Inland Empire Movie Lovers group is about more than just watching great films. It’s also about making meaningful social connections, so after many films, we will visit a local restaurant or coffee shop to discuss the movie and just chat.  So join us today!

358 members · Private

Los Angeles Browncoat Shindig

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Browncoat Shindig

Scoobies, Browncoats, Whovians, Sherlockians, Ringers, Potterheads, Trekkies, Scapers, Smegheads, Gamers and All Fandoms - Discussion of All Things Whedon, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Tolkien, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Farscape; books, film, television, webseries, fanfic, conventions, cosplay, SCA, gaming, computer skills and toys, plus we do that "general conversation"-thing that Muggles do, too!

We are a merger of multiple Meetups: Firefly, General SciFi & Fantasy, Buffy, Angel & Farscape groups in the Greater Los Angeles area into this single, monthly Meetup. So if you see only a few RSVPs, know that we will have many more people all together.

IMPORTANT INFO: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are working on building Virtual Meetups. Read the date and description of each Upcoming Event to know when and how the Meetup will be happening. Ideas and help for these virtual Meetups will be gladly welcomed.

WHEN WE CAN MEET AGAIN IN REAL LIFE we will go back to our regular monthly meetings plus events planned by the members. We do many activities as off-shoots of this Single Enormous Meetup! There's many a movie-day that are attended by portions of our group! Not to mention various craft days, geek outings, etc. See who you bond with! See what further activities await you!!!

We've been active since early 2003 with a good turnout of members at each event.

Who should come? Everyone

Are newcomers welcome? Always

Why should people come? To be with people who don't look at you with blank face when you talk geek.

501 members · Public

Forks Over Knives Meetup Group

Fair Oaks, CA

Forks Over Knives Meetup Group

"The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods."

Watching Forks over Knives was an eye opening, and life changing experience for us. We have shared this book and movie with friends and family, and want to start a meetup group for all who are interested in becoming healthier and eating a plant based, whole foods diet.

Even if you haven't seen the book or movie, that's ok. That's what this group is for. We would like for the group to get together and discuss the book and movie and how to transition to a healthier way of eating.

This group is a great opportunity to meet like minded people who find that transitioning to a whole-foods, plant based diet is sometimes not all that easy! Where do we start? What CAN we eat? How can we be sure that what we are eating is the best choose? How can I live without cheese, or chocolate?!  :-)  Can this plant based, whole food diet help with medical issues, such as diabetes, cancer, etc.?

This is not necessarily a 'health group' per say. It's a support group, a social group, and a cooking group. We all just want to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. Let's share thoughts, struggles, and recipes to get healthy.

Most of all let's stay positive!!

I am a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. The Forks Over Knives movie features some of the pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine, including Drs. Esselstyn, Ornish, Barnard, Campbell and others. Lifestyle Medicine is the newest branch of the American Medical Association, dedicated to empowering people to prevent, reverse and treat chronic disease conditions using lifestyle approaches in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, emotional well-being, healthy relationships and abusive substance reduction. Lifestyle Medicine supports a whole food, plant-based, oil-free diet as the most effective nutritional approach to health and longevity. 

Let's create a healthier planet!

Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP

2076 members · Public