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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

R-Ladies Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

R-Ladies Santa Barbara

R-Ladies Santa Barbara welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!

A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Santa Barbara exists to promote diversity in the R community, both locally and worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.

We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

Find links to past Meetup materials (slides, code, video recordings) here:  https://github.com/rladies/meetup-presentations_santabarbara

R-Ladies Global Website: https://www.rladies.org

R-Ladies Global Github: https://github.com/rladies

Twitter: @RLadiesGlobal (https://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal) & @RLadiesSB (https://twitter.com/rladiessb?lang=en)


PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:

R-Ladies Santa Barbara is dedicated to providing harassment-free event experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

We ask that all participants review and abide by the R-Ladies Code of Conduct.

The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team's discretion). Due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, dependent on initial and on-going vetting by the leadership team. However, the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as a minority gender, and we, therefore, reserve the right to guard this interest through whatever measures the leadership team deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Santa Barbara is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.

Full community guidelines are found here: https://guide.rladies.org/ 

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:

Photos, Films, and all other media/recordings: photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Santa Barbara event you grant the community organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organizer.

532 members · Public

People Who Do Everything SF

San Francisco, CA

People Who Do Everything SF

Do you have many interests/hobbies? Do you try to excel in many areas when others normally just focus on one?

This group is for those who have strong interests/talents across many fields, both artistic and technical but also financial and entrepreneurial - ideally those like myself who are passionate about at least a few, if not all, of the following: Programming + Film/Animation + Music/Piano + Games + Business/Finance + World Domination (Bahaha! :P )

I originally started this group some years ago to meet others who wanted to do more than put themselves on a specialized, narrow career path after college. There's a certain big-picture view you get when you are genuinely interested in subjects across many areas, which makes it hard to relate to most people who do not care for things outside their field, and I also thought, if the right people joined, it might be fun to one day start a company that did everything (including take over the world :P ).

I have since gone on to split my time between SF / NYC / LA, but I leave this here on the off chance someone doing something similar might come across it and be interested to chat or collaborate.  Feel free to use the discussion board as well to share what you're up to.  If you're curious about who I am or what I've been up to, feel free to check out the below links:

https://www.ememsei.com/ - high school group I started originally 
https://www.kotobox.net/ - music composition / piano improvisation 
https://www.techtrader.ai/ - program to predict the stock market 
(and general AI I want to do next )

There are a few other polymath / autodidact groups, but they seem more interested in just talking about self-improvement / philosophy.  Generally speaking, I'm more interested in meeting others to collaborate on projects like the above.  And please don't say you just fund or invest in a lot of different things - that doesn't count.

30 members · Public

Yalla Arabi: San Francisco/East Bay Arabic Language Learning

Oakland, CA

Yalla Arabi: San Francisco/East Bay Arabic Language Learning

YALLA ARABI is a free EDUCATIONAL Arabic language and culture meetup group that serves the San Francisco and East Bay area.

NO ARABIC LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Everyone is welcome! Ahlan Wa Sahlan!

We invite people from ALL backgrounds and ALL levels of Arabic experience to participate. We learn Arabic in fun, interactive and supportive ways by using collaborative activities and instructor-led exercises. We also watch Arabic films, eat at Arabic restaurants and attend Arab cultural events.

We heartily welcome advanced and native Arabic speakers to assist us with the Arabic learning activities. If you are interested in volunteering or doing a language trade to improve your English while improving our Arabic, please post a comment on our Yalla Arabi Facebook wall or here on our meetup page.

Pens and notepads are encouraged! Our meetups take place in host homes and public venues. Take a look at our varied history of meetup events!

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FYI....THIS IS NOT A DATING WEB SITE.

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PRIVATE ARABIC TUTOR: Hassan Al Nawar is a native Arabic speaker from Iraq with an Associate of Arts degree in Arabic Literature from Baghdad University (his B.S degree is in Physics). Hassan has over 7 years of experience teaching Arabic and currently tutors Arabic language students for the Monterey Language Institute. He has an excellent command of classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic  (MSA) and the Iraqi dialect. Hassan can help you improve your ability to speak, read and write Arabic with one-on-one tutoring sessions. If you’re interested in tutoring, contact Hassan at hassan.jh07@yahoo.com 

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FREE ONLINE ARABIC LEARNING RESOURCE

http://www.194eleven.net/arabic/

Sign up for daily emails and get your Arabic word of the day here. You may have to sign up TWICE to regularly receive the daily word.

http://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/...

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People can learn Arabic by talking to Syrian refugees via this resource: https://natakallam.com/

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Arabic language resources:
https://tutorful.co.uk/blog/a-guide-on-learning-arabic-expert-tips-and-toolshttp://www.livingarabic.com/index.html

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PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MEETUP AND OUR FREE ARAB FILM SCREENINGS AT BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE WITH A DONATION:

GO TO https://arabfilminstitute.org/donate/ AND CHOOSE BCC FILM SERIES OR PayPal.Me/payfai  to help me pay for the meetup dues. Alf Shukr!!

1416 members · Public

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.

So....
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.

http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Los-Angeles-B...
http://www.meetup.com/LA-Buffy/
http://www.meetup.com/LA-Scapers/

500 members · Public