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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.

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

Buffs: LA's Movie Meetup for Gay Men

Los Angeles, CA

Buffs: LA's Movie Meetup for Gay Men

Buffs London: The Gay Men's Social Cinema Experience, now in LA! Time to take a break from those apps (you know which ones) and meet new guys IRL*! 

Buffs is a meetup run by volunteers with the mission to host cinema and other entertainment experience events where gay and bi men can come together, share in the fun and make new friends. Buffs London has been running since April 2015, in London, with great success and over 2,400 members and several cinema events per week! Now we're bringing the same concept to LA! We schedule events hosted by one of our Buffs Organisers who will be there to greet you and introduce you to others participating in the event. Many new friendships have been forged through Buffs London events which creates a positive impact on the lives of Buffs members and helps make London less of a lonely city for gay men. Let's see if we can do the same in LA!

The Buffs London Organisation Team is comprised of event organisers and hosts from a variety of backgrounds. Each host is skilled in hosting our Buffs meetups and helping members make new social connections during each of the events. Our hosts specialise in different film and entertainment genres so that we may offer the widest variety of hosted film events for our members. It's easy to join Buffs by creating a profile on and then joining the group. The only thing we ask is that you have a clear face pic in your profile so that we can easily recognise you when you come to one of our events. This face pic should be a close-up without sunglasses or anything else covering your face. It's also best if there's only one face in the pic as well, so we don't get confused. Once you've joined, you'll see all our events listed on our page. You'll also start receiving emails whenever we post a new event, and also reminder emails about events coming-up. It's easy to join an event by clicking on the RSVP button on the event page. You'll also see information and instructions on how and where to purchase your tickets. We won't get your tickets for you, so please follow the instructions and try to book seats near us so we can sit together. But remember, if you cannot come to an event, please change your RSVP, even if it's at the last minute! When you arrive at our event, be sure to look for one of the hosts. They'll be looking out for you and will greet you and also introduce you to others. It's a good idea to arrive at the suggested time so you have enough time to meet the host and other Buffs before the actual film or performance. 

Hope to meet you soon at the movies! Please feel free to email me with any questions:


*In Real Life

729 members · Private