MAP Meet 2013 Date Set

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by John Titchen, Mar 19, 2013.


Will you be attending this year's MAP Meet? (answers are public)

  1. Yes!

  2. Maybe

  1. 1fightforright2

    1fightforright2 Valued Member

    yes on the whole I liked the kung fu, the Ido, the JKD, and Thi chi. I am sorry that I came late there was traffic but enjoyed the variety it should always be like this! would luv to train under these instructors one on one. but could not get contact details from them does anybody know how I could contact them?
  2. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Most of them post on the site periodically - were you after anyone in particular?
  3. robertmap

    robertmap Valued Member

    Hi All,

    THANKS to the instructors I trained with: Ross, Nathan and Keith - really enjoyed all three sessions and especially liked Nathan's as there were so few of us, it was more like a masterclass.

    THANKS to everyone who partnered with me as I learned so much from you 'guys and guyesses' a great bunch.

    THANKS to everyone who trained with me in the Tai Chi session, I do hope that you had fun and also that maybe I was able to explain how Tai Chi can positively impact and aid other martial arts.

    THANKS to everyone else I met and chatted to (or teased) really enjoyed meeting you.

    THANKS to JWT - Awesome !!!

    EDIT (I FORGOT) THANKS to Aegis - Will let JWT explain why...

    THANKS to my wife Lee for helping out with taking the entrance money and taking some photos and MAINLY for letting me attend.

    OK, that's me THANKED OUT for the night.
  4. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    One word

    AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!

    I honestly can't recommend these events enough , and the experience of being choked by an olympic Judoka is priceless !
  5. 1fightforright2

    1fightforright2 Valued Member

    I wanted to know the kung fu instructor, the ido instructor, the thi chi instructors contact details.
  6. 1fightforright2

    1fightforright2 Valued Member

    bassi thanks for inviting me it was good, would like to come more often.
  7. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    That'll be Ross, Robert and Roger then. I imagine Ross and Robert will both see your posts and can be contacted by PM, and I can forward your contact details to Roger if you like? Just drop me a PM and I'll sort that out.
  8. 1fightforright2

    1fightforright2 Valued Member

    will do that thank you
  9. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    Well it's been a hectic day so slow to get on here and say thanks to JWT and all involved in organizing the day. Sadly could not stay after the first session as my daughter was in her first national gymnastics meet and it would not be right for dad to be off getting slapped about in the suburbs while his little girl (17) was competing!

    Thanks for everyone's patience! It's always hard to come into something new and I felt that everyone with me worked hard on trying to get things to work. Everyone had a good attitude and it was a great group in that you could see people helping each other!!

    It's always good to see MAP bring people together and even better if some dosh can be raised for charity as well!!

    Guess it's time to start planning for the next one eh!!

  10. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Fantastic day. Why oh why did I choose to try Judo first? Grappling for position and then a little bit of competitive groundfighting to start the day? Why not.
    Ian Rose was super nice but I'd imagine an absolute monster on the mats.
    Getting tips on infliciting pain from an Olympic silver medallist? For £20? Day would be a bargain for that alone.
    Levo made me remember how much I enjoy grappling. All those little details that make a real difference to pressure and control.
    The iaido was great too. So precise and considered. Hard in whole different way to the Judo or grappling. Why can't I make a piece of wood travel downward in a straight line!?! I think my bokken was broken or something.
    DART with John gave me plenty to think about as usual. Little links and concepts back to kata.
    Just annoying you can't split into 3 and do it all at once because I missed training with Simon and Ross, Shotokan kicking padwork and Tai Chi. :(

    As always everyone was horrible and really unfriendly. Oh no...hang one...everyone was absolutely lovely. That strange dichotomy of people meeting up on a saturday morning to inflict pain on each other also being some of the nicest people you can meet.

    Great move by Aegis on the day and a suprising amount raised for charity.

    Thanks to John for putting it on.
  11. robertmap

    robertmap Valued Member

    Hi 'Late for dinner' (and All),

    Next one - Get's my vote :)

    BTW - fantastic venue !!!
  12. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    This needs repeating , I still can't believe my luck

    Seconded , and as always , a pleasure to train with you Paul :Angel:
  13. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    A quote from Stephen Fry that may be apt for many of us today.

  14. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

  15. Levo

    Levo Nathan Leverton

    Was lovely to see you again, your passion and enthusiasm for martial arts is infectious! Sorry I had to start the journey back and didn't get a chance to do some Tai Chi.

  16. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Several great memories, but seeing Aegis do a jumping, spinning hook kick and not only kicking over the top of the pad, but over the head of the person holding the pad was pretty awesome.
  17. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I'm awaiting pics.
  18. Vicarious

    Vicarious Valued Member

    Thanks for the awesome day! Was great to meet such a like-minded group of people...and knee/ strangle/ grapple with them and all for charity! Bring on next time!
  19. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    I've finally had a moment free to sit down and type.

    Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who attended. It's not often you get to see such a diverse group of martial artists training together, all united by the love of their training and a desire to support two good charitable causes.

    I'd also like to thank those that couldn't make it but supported the event with a charitable donation anyway. Your generosity is appreciated.

    In no particular order I've a few people I'd like to thank individually.

    Simon Sheridan and his son Ben. Meeting the expectations set by his lesson at the last Map Meet was a tall order, but from what I observed Simon had no issues. I'd also like to thank him for turning up early and helping me with some of the pre-meet administration.

    Dave Davenport. Dave had an injured foot but taught an excellent looking class and the delight on the faces of the students as they launched themselves against the kick shields was very evident. Sadly Dave had to leave to rest and ice his ankle immediately afterwards.

    Bill Nobbs. Bill taught the Judo class alongside a very special helper. As one of the founding members and directors of the hosting centre his support was central to the success of the day. Bill was also responsible for bringing in an extra instructor to his class, Ian Rose. Sadly Bill had to dash to another engagement after his class.

    Ian Rose was, I'm sure, an inspiration to any of you that trained with or met him. He came along in shorts and t shirt and was soon on the mat giving people hands on training and the benefit of his experience as a Paralympic Silver Medalist and one of Britain's most successful Paralympic Judoka. In addition to this he also brought along a 2012 Torch and allowed people to pose for photographs. I'm sure he made the day extra special for a lot of people.

    Ross Mounteney. Despite having other commitments Ross managed to squeeze us in before dashing away. Ross' class was mentioned to me a number of times by different people and I know that I'll get flack if he isn't asked to teach at the next meet.

    Nathan Leverton. Nathan taught two classes. As always they were marked by a great clarity of instruction and focus on detail that I know the students appreciated. PASmith and I got to know each other a lot better in his first class and my two students were very enthused by his second session. I asked Nathan to come because I'd been very impressed by his class at the 2011 meet and I for one was not disappointed.

    Roger Payne. Roger and his two students gave short introductions to Iaido and Aikido. I really appreciate them giving up the time to give an insight into their koryu.

    Keith LeBihan. Keith stepped into the breach at short notice to teach a popular boxing class. He had to dash off afterwards and I didn't get the chance to thank him in person.

    Robert Agar Hutton. Robert is such a shy individual that he always brings a unique dynamic to the Map Meets. As always his class was popular and appreciated by a fair number of the attendees.

    Lee Agar Hutton. Lee was an enormous help throughout the day. She manned the desk at reception, welcomed people, dealt with the paperwork and took photos. It would not have been the same without her.

    The staff at the Wycombe Judo Centre. Friendly and helpful they helped create a good environment in which to train and socialise.

    Aegis. Thanks to Aegis, Martial Arts Planet underwrote the hall hire for the event. As a result every single penny donated will go to the two charities.

    It was a great shame that due to work and injuries Alan Murphy and Terry Valler both had to withdraw from teaching. With any luck we'll be able to get them next time!

    As a result of this meet, at the last count on the day (assuming no-one else donates anything more to, £856.48 was raised for charity.

    I'll be posting soon with ideas for next year's event. Let's make it even bigger and raise even more money for charity. :)
  20. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I speak for everyone when I say thanks to you John for organising of this event.

    Behind the scenes you've worked really hard to make sure the event went ahead.
    At one stage due to a change of management the hire of the Judo Centre was in question and I know you invested a lot of your time getting things back on track.

    Then there was the administration, printing and advertising.
    Even throughout the day it was JWT who kept things running smoothly.

    In addition to this a special thank you should go to Aegis. Thanks to Aegis the cost of the hall hire was covered by Martial Arts Planet.

    A really kind gesture, which meant a very large amount of extra money went to the chosen charities.

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