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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

The Greenlight Group

Pasadena, CA

The Greenlight Group

The Greenlight Group is on hiatus through the end of 2019. To be considered for the next cycle in 2020, please submit a full-length screenplay to greenlightgroupsubmissions@gmail.com. For additional information, please see the below:

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The Greenlight Group is a creative, rigorous screenwriting group focused on supporting writers in producing 10 pages a week, critiquing submissions and getting full-length screenplays done for passion and sale. Details on The Greenlight Group are as follows:

• The group is for feature film writers only (we will not be discussing T.V. scripts)
• The group is a total of six screenwriters
• The group runs 12 weeks long per cycle
• Weekly submissions of 5-10 pages per writer are requested to keep the group moving, learning and completing projects
• The group is held in the evening on Thursdays at a local home in the Pasadena/Altadena area
• The group is meant to be supportive, encouraging and intent on lifting each writer towards success as defined by the sale of a script (we do not help you sell a script, merely support your process)

If you are interested in being considered for a Greenlight Group writing cycle, please convey your interest by joining The Greenlight Group through the Meetup page, THEN follow the below guidelines:

• A full-length screenplay submission is required (approximately 90-110 pages).
• Submissions must contain NO explicit X-rated or otherwise extremely offensive materials that serve no purpose for the story's content.
• All submissions and/or inquiries must be sent to: greenlightgroupsubmissions@gmail.com. Submissions sent to the group’s organizer through Meetup will not be read.
• All submissions must be received by the date indicated for each cycle.

With your screenplay submission, please include brief responses to the following questions:

1) How many screenplays have you written?
2) Have any of your screenplays been made into a feature film?
3) Who/what/where have you studied with regards to screenwriting?
4) Are you currently represented?
5) What do you hope to learn out of attending The Greenlight Group?
6) Do you foresee any time commitments that would interfere with attending the 12 week cycle?
7) What is your favorite film?

This group is geared towards intermediate to advanced screenwriters who have completed a full-length screenplay, understand structure, character development, dialogue, screenplay format, etc. Any screenplays that do not convey SOME mastery of these elements will not be read. PLEASE NOTE, you can bypass stating your interest in the group through the Meetup page and send submissions directly to: greenlightgroupsubmissions@gmail.com.

Decisions regarding accepted screenwriters for a Greenlight Group writing cycle are communicated through the greenlightgroupsubmissions@gmail.com email. The group’s organizer contacts each individual personally regarding selection and to confirm the individual’s continued interest in joining the group for the current cycle.

Lastly, this group is meant to bring together dedicated screenwriters who desire to create and sell their projects but who appreciate structure, feedback, and community. The group will host a mix of talent and ability, in order for growth to occur at a level relatively comparable to each other.

39 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

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/

501 members · Public