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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

Redland's Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast

Redlands, CA

Redland's Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast

· This group is a Redlands singles group who are looking to make new friends, have fun and explore Redlands and the surrounding areas. We love live music and we love to dance! Many of our activities are organized around food, wine, concerts at Redlands Bowl, art walks, breweries, film events, happy hours, shopping nights in town, and walks through historical parts of town and parks. We try to support events in Redlands area. We are always open to suggestions for events.

· Group has a 3 No Show Rule: If you can RSVP ‘YES’ you can change your RSVP to ‘NO’ If you (or your guest) do NOT show up for a restaurant event where a chair is being held, that will be considered a No Show.

· Unsolicited messages to other group members are unwelcome. If an organizer is notified about receiving unsolicited messages from other group members, then the sender can be removed from the group immediately. Messages simply announcing new events or offering suggestions are OK. Personal "dating site" messages are unwelcome. This is not a dating site, but an activity site.

· Indemnity Agreement: By joining our group, you agree that Redlands Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast and it's organizers will not be liable or responsible whatsoever with regard to any negligent or intentional conduct of any third party and other meetup venues, etc., resulting in the loss of personal property, physical injury, monetary loss with regard to an event/meetup. In signing up and attending any of our listed events you are in agreement to the above. If you RSVP a guest to the event they are also in agreement to the Indemnity Agreement stated above.

• Conduct Agreement: By joining the Redlands Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast meetup group, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost propriety and respect for other event attendees. Any actions deemed by Redlands Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast and it's organizers as harassment — visual, verbal, physical, sexual, racial, digital — will be subject to removal from the group pending final decision of Redlands Singles for the Food and/or Wine Enthusiast. In signing up and attending any of our listed events you are in agreement to the above. If you RSVP a guest to the event they are also in agreement to the Conduct Agreement stated above.

61 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.

500 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: - high school group I started originally - music composition / piano improvisation - 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