MAP Meet 2018

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Simon, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    When are you arriving? When are you leaving? I'm fairly close to High Wycombe but in the opposite direction. There are nice English countryside attractions nearby (including the 2nd largest collection of Ming and Tang dynasty pottery in the world) as well as a really neat old museum/collection of stuff that was brought back to the UK.

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  2. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Well, it's pay day for me, so myself, @chatter box and Cameron are now officially coming to the meet Saturday-next!!

    Time to clean out and wash the car, wash and iron my training clothes and lay off the bacon-sarnies!
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
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  3. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    I see, I will look into that! He's not someone from MAP, is he? Still, good tip, thank you! :)

    Friday morning to High Wycombe, leaving to London on Monday morning and completely leaving Tuesday evening :)
    Ooooh, that does sound quite nice! We are now checking places worth visiting. How far is it from Wycombe?
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  4. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    Well the museum is in Tring, the pottery at is at Ascot house in Wing. Wing is an hour away, Tring much closer. Depending on how organized things are it's possible to help you get to see a few things. PM me if you wish to discuss this further.

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  5. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Hughenden Manor and park are very close and worth a visit. Good bit of British history, seeing as Disraeli lived there and all.
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  6. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    Thank you very much! We'll look into it and let you know!

    We've just noted it as an interesting place, we will probably check it out :)
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  7. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Just one week to go.

    Sorry I've not posted much here, but I'm selling my home and looking for somewhere to live, so rather busy elsewhere.

    Thank you to everyone who has promoted the meet on their own social media sites.

    I'll be bringing Andy, my senior student and assistant instructor as well as my son.

    Please remember to get your donations in and make sure anyone you bring does the same.

    Details of the Just Giving site are here Read Simon's story

    The running order is now on page 1, although it does need a little tweak.

    I'll contact Janno today to see if he is still sending one of his guys.

    If not I can swap one of my sessions to do some knife work. That is if you guys and girls want it.
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  8. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    I just ordered enough longswords to accommodate 10 people per slot. These will also be available to take away in exchange for a donation to the charity, with any left overs being raffled off as part of the main draw.

    I haven't decided exactly what to teach yet, so am going back to the original source material for influence. So far the following gem stands out, which is a direct translation of the original treatise (with picture):

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  9. Brixtonbodunwel

    Brixtonbodunwel Valued Member

    For those thinking about coming to the boxing basics session you don’t need pads or gloves; if you have them that’s fine. The focus is techniques and skills not training. No sparing. The session will give an insight into boxing.
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  10. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    On the flip side, anyone planning on doing the Muay Thai & pad holding sessions, bring gloves and shinguards. I will be bringing 4-5 sets down but if you have your own then all the better. :D

    As above there's no sparring, but there will be some contact with some of the techniques. Nothing heavy but more comfortable for you all with shinguards than without.
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  11. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    I have 4 more sets (something like this) I can bring if that will make your session easier, as long as they all get wiped clean afterwards so they don't grow anything fungal before they're next used!
  12. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Aegis ...are you saying MAPers are FUNGAL !!!!
  13. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I've been told I'm a pretty fungi...
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  14. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Looking forward to it - 2 car loads of ninjas coming :)

    I may be a little late arriving, apologies, but will be there for 12
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  15. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    We're aiming to get there around 9am ish.
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  16. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I'm jealous of all of you. Have fun!
  17. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    If you could arrange the next one in Canada, that would be great.

    Seriously, though, have fun!
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  18. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    I'll be there around 9:45 with what looks like a crate of swords!

    As I have two sessions, I'll be focusing on wide plays (where the range allows only for cutting with the tip of the sword at extension) and close plays (where there's more scope for half-swording and grappling). I'll probably do the wide plays in the first session, but will revisit the basics at the start of the second session.

    I believe I'll have enough swords for class sizes of up to 12 - no idea how many of you there are, but we may need a sign-up sheet if loads of people want to do longsword!
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  19. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I'll be there between 09.00 and 09.30.

    For those of you that haven't been before it's a wonderful facility where we can all chat in the bar afterwards.

    There are very good showers, so if you do want to go to the bar after (for the raffle), then you'll be nice and fresh.

    We may have to play with the instructor line up tomorrow, but it'll still be an great day.

    Not sure if we have an FMA guy coming, so I can always do a knife or stick session if it's wanted.
  20. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Looking forward to catching up with friends old and new :)

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