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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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http://www.meetup.com/LA-Buffy/
http://www.meetup.com/LA-Scapers/

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:

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

Models to Millionaires

Los Angeles, CA

Models to Millionaires

Welcome models and influencers... A little about me, I have been in Casting and Model Management in LA for the better part of the last 12-15 years. I cast the North American runway models for Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn's 1st Season of "Making the Cut." I specialize in a lot of "pretty people" projects, I had models booked for HBO series like Ballers and Westworld. I have my own Roku channel now, and create my own programming content too there are a Podcast on TheCastingGuy.com

Are you tired of meeting people that are all talk? Are you tired of going to networking events and leaving without any real contacts? If this sounds familiar, then keep reading!

The purpose of my group is to find new models/talent serious about moveing the needle to self-create a successful career and a lifetime of financial security!  I scout talent for various brands and productions. I always need to find talent to shoot TV, film, internet, & social media campaigns of different types.

You should join this group if you are in Los Angeles to model, or act. I am very selective about who I ultimately decide to work with.

At the events, you should dress to impress. It is a casual event, socializing, mixing... Sometimes I may have sponsors, or brands present that are actively scouting. I will generally have a least one presenter/speaker that shares financial/industry/product information.

Pictures will be taken. Probably a step and repeat photo drop. Music ambience/ nothing too crazy. I will generally have a few drinks available for free & for purchase available.

Mixers will generally be on a large rooftop terrace with a million dollar view of Hollywood!

53 members · Public