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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

Geekazoids

Dublin, CA

Geekazoids

Calling all geeks in the Tri-Valley and Bay Area!

Whether your geekiness is self-proclaimed or proclaimed by all those who know you, there is a place for you here. We are nerds who love doing fun stuff - like watching sci-fi/fantasy TV shows and movies, playing board and video games, as well as just hanging-out and discussing our favorite subjects, from films, to events, to comics or whatever!

This group is all about creativity, positive-thinking and fun! We strive for transparency and genuineness, and would appreciate members using a clear photo of themselves (also so we can recognize and welcome you IRL). We really appreciate all constructive discussions and suggestions for future events.

Join us, and chat about Stranger Things, wormholes, ewoks and other Geeky stuff! This is an opportunity for us to embrace our true geekiness. Be like Pickle Rick and come basque in the splendor of your fellow geeks!

Just DON'T be a Jerry!

Reoccurring Events:

Social Night - most Thursday nights at Characterz Cafe we socialize and play board games 
Geeky Potluck - every third Thursday night at the Chiropractic Center we gather for nerdy fun
Tabletop RPGing - Sundays at 1 o'clock, we journey to the land of make-believe
Foaming Fun - foam guns and noodles every-other Saturday or Sunday evening
Filming with Friends - every-other Tuesday night we meet for film-making hobbyist enjoyment
Murder Mystery - on the fourth Friday each month we search for clues to the culprit
Painting Miniatures - Saturday mornings, relax and paint with Darren at King Kong Comics
Monthly Planning Meeting - one Tuesday each month we discuss future events to host

1316 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

R-Ladies Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

R-Ladies Santa Barbara

R-Ladies Santa Barbara welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!

A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Santa Barbara exists to promote diversity in the R community, both locally and worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.

We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

Find links to past Meetup materials (slides, code, video recordings) here:  https://github.com/rladies/meetup-presentations_santabarbara

R-Ladies Global Website: https://www.rladies.org

R-Ladies Global Github: https://github.com/rladies

Twitter: @RLadiesGlobal (https://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal) & @RLadiesSB (https://twitter.com/rladiessb?lang=en)


PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:

R-Ladies Santa Barbara is dedicated to providing harassment-free event experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

We ask that all participants review and abide by the R-Ladies Code of Conduct.

The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team's discretion). Due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, dependent on initial and on-going vetting by the leadership team. However, the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as a minority gender, and we, therefore, reserve the right to guard this interest through whatever measures the leadership team deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Santa Barbara is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.

Full community guidelines are found here: https://guide.rladies.org/ 

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:

Photos, Films, and all other media/recordings: photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Santa Barbara event you grant the community organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organizer.

532 members · Public