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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

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.

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500 members · Public

Adventures In SoCal: "The Exclusive Society"

Los Angeles, CA

Adventures In SoCal: "The Exclusive Society"

Are you looking to explore our wonderful playground we call...... SoCal?

Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?!

This social club consists of fun, great, and active members getting together for some good, clean, and healthy fun. Our social events will accommodate groups of 8 to 20 people in an effort to keep the size of the crowd more intimate and friendly. Sorry, but if you're looking for events that feature crowds of hundreds of people, then, please move along.

We are open to anyone who wants to meet wonderful people in welcoming environments & currently average 2 events per week! That's right, 2 events every week!!!

HAVING FUN IS THE MAIN THEME OF THIS GROUP AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US!

We currently have events scheduled that revolve around: restaurant dining, nightlife/dancing, movie screenings, wine tastings, holiday-themed events, happy hours, outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, and the like), beach get-togethers, amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, film festivals, museum tours, home games (poker, board games, etc), comedy shows, picnics, bar-b-q's, and many other events.

So, join our social club and sign up for the upcoming events which will put you on your way to a good time.

Just remember this equation: SIGN UP + SHOW UP = GUARANTEED FUN!!

Join us and check out our "Calendar of Events" to take a look that our frequency and variety of events are second to none! We are one of the most active groups in the State of California!!

SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT WE ARE A SUPER ACTIVE & FUN GROUP!!!

WE DON'T ALLOW "SPAMMERS" OR "FALSE PROFILES". Because of "spammers" and "false profiles" that are hugely rampant on Meetup, the Organizer will need to approve new members. Simply click on "Join us!" and the Organizer will respond in timely fashion.

We hope to see you at an upcoming event real soon. CHEERS!!!

641 members · Private

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

Screenwriters Hangout from MoviePals Social Filmmaking

Los Angeles, CA

Screenwriters Hangout from MoviePals Social Filmmaking

We make films and work with screenwriters. First create a free profile on http://MoviePals.com - a movie-making network with tools talent and inspiration
to help you achieve your dreams.. We've built a platform to help lots of people make movies and find writers like you – Join Us!.

If you’re looking for a cool way to spend a weekday night where you can talk about the ups and downs of filmmaking along with a general meet and greet, social networking in person style then come to one of our events and:

-          Share ideas and network with actors and other filmmakers

-          Talk about your upcoming projects – elicit feedback

-          Get social, meet new people and have fun

The founder of MoviePals and this group (Solomon Rothman) will post more about some upcoming films soon! We’re definitely open to collaboration and cool ideas, so if you have any venue suggestions, suggestions related to filmmaking or acting that you would love to see us try or do, let us know!!!

1621 members · Public

Movies, theater, plays and more . . .

Santa Cruz, CA

Movies, theater, plays and more . . .

FILM LOVERS, UNITE!!! Get your movie fix through the Hidden Gems Film Club (free monthly screenings through the public library)attending local film festivals and other brain food, like science talks & Computer History Museum events.  Also non-brainy stuff too!
NO SHOWS POLICY: 3 AND YOU ARE OUT Please do your best to RVSP / un-RSVP as accurately as possible. We have a 3 no-shows policy - as in, if you RSVP and you do not show up, we will remove you from the group. 

674 members · Private

Project Wellbeing

Cupertino, CA

Project Wellbeing

People who meet here are dedicated to living a quality life, for health and happiness.

Join us and you'll see that we're passionate about a variety of ways to enrich our lives, share our wisdom and cultivate a community of like-minded folks. Although this Meetup group is local, its content is connected to the web in a variety of ways.

Many of us follow a neo-paleo lifestyle, which includes key aspects of many dietary styles based on the ancestral diet, Bulletproof Diet, ketogenic diet and others. Strategies include:

• reliance on low-carb vegetables as a dietary mainstay,

• nutrient-dense foods (not just mineral density in vegetables),

• dietary variability (intermittent and partial fasting, seasonal eating, rotation),

• food as therapy (diet as first principle for wellbeing),

• and conscious food choices (avoiding ruts and autopilot, bypassing cravings).

Conscious food choices also involve:

• unprocessed, unrefined, "natural" foods,

• low carb, low glycemic, anti-insulin-resistance foods,

• clean foods (free of antibiotics, mycotoxins, added hormones, pesticides),

• sustainability (local, organic, biodynamic soil, regional, mixed use),

• ancestral strains (pre-GMO and pre-cultivation vegetables and grains),

• to grain or not to grain (avoidance, rotation, or selective),

• and to milk or not to milk (dairy choices, raw, cultured, etc).
Steve's areas of interest and expertise are:

• self-care modalities (being your own primary-care expert),

• biohacking and quantified-self technologies (fun with gadgets and science),

• aging (mechanisms of aging, and how to age gracefully),

• neurodegerative diseases (Alzheimer's reversal and prevention),

• the FDA (the 23andme situation is just the latest),

• supplements (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, etc.).

• metabolism (the "dance" of the body's molecules), and

• the body-brain-mind connection (spiritual health).

Events may include:

• themed potlucks

• outings (hikes),
• lectures, classes, study groups,

• evenings with authors, speakers, film makers, etc.

We'll post our own events, and those of others (for-profit and non-profit).

767 members · Public