MAP Meet 2020

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Mitch, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Saturday June 13th

    Where is it?

    High Wycombe Judo Centre

    The venue has matted training areas large enough for 2 or 3 sessions at the same time, although we have recently moved to one instructor on the mat at a time.
    It has changing rooms and showers, on site parking and a social bar area overlooking the main Dojo.

    What time is it?

    Arrive by 10.00 to sign in if you are taking part in the whole event.

    Who is teaching and what arts can I try?

    Proposed line up (subject to minor changes in order):

    TBC - Group Warm Up - 10.20-10.30.

    Session 1. 10.30 - 12.00 - TBC

    Session 2. 12.15 to 13.45 - TBC

    Break for lunch - 13.45 to 14.15

    Session 3. 14.15 - 15.40 - TBC

    Session 4. 15.50 - 17.00 - TBC

    Getting there

    The location is just off one of two M40 junctions for the town and close to the M4 and M25 routes.

    Buses or taxis

    You can get a taxi or blag a lift from the central bus station. The Booker/Lane End one (032A) is most likely to be the best choice.

    You either want the Turnpike Corner West stop or the Lansdell Avenue Stop. The Judo Centre is in Barry Close, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE


    The station (with trains roughly every 20 mins) is on the Birmingham to Marylebone line, so you can get intercity to one of those locations (or Banbury) and then switch.

    How do I pay?

    Via the just giving page. This is to be confimed.

    Please donate a minimum of £20 to charity.

    What charity are we supporting?

    MAP has supported some very worthy charities over the years and the 2019 Meet will be in aid of TBC

    Can I bring a friend/partner/another member of my club?

    Yes. As long as they pay through the Just Giving page. Minimum age is 13+

    Will it be fun?

    Oh yes, very much so.

    Size, shape, sex, fitness and flexibility aren't a requirement. Come and meet the people you talk to online and see them in a different light.

    We look forward to seeing you there.
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  2. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    You must have 2020' vision... :D :rolleyes:

  3. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Bring it on ...

    And bring yourselves to a great days training

  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Woop woop!
  5. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Super excited!
  6. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I'm a-listening...
  7. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I'm really pleased to say that our first confirmed Instructor is Steve Brinkman. Many of you will remember Steve from previous meets, and his sessions have always proved as popular as they have informative. I've been teaching in schools, colleges, businesses and martial arts classes for around 25 years, and I am always really impressed by Steve's style of coaching. If you've never attended one of his sessions, do yourself a favour and be there on 13th June. :)
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  8. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    England..AGAIN!!!! when are you going to do this in USA in NYS :D

    Maybe I will get there someday, enjoy and I hope it all goes well and is a blast for all that attend
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  9. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I'm happy to give my time to teach a flexibility session if people are interested?
  10. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    And he's so handsome.
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  11. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I'd be interested in just meeting you. :)
  12. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    WE LOVE STEVE! I'd be well up for a flexibility session too!
  13. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Same. Such mystery. Much intrigue.
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  14. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    We have our second confirmed Instructor for the Meet, long time friend of MAP, now very busy growing HAVOC in the UK, the infectiously enthusiastic Simon :)

    Simon will be running a session on Serrada Eskrima, which differs in using shorter sticks than some forms of the art.

    More details to come in the next few weeks!
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  15. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    See you there folks.
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  16. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Hopefully likewise - my back is healed up nicely :)
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  17. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Page 1 has been updated and now shows a little more information regarding how to get there, time slots etc.

    Over the next month or so will show a full list of those taking a session.
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  18. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    It has become customary to hold a raffle at the end of the event and this year will be no different.

    We have half a dozen of the plastic HEMA swords used when Aegis took a very popular session a few years back.
    I'll have a dig through my gear to see what else I have.

    If anyone can donate something related to martial arts for the raffle it'll be really appreciated.

    All money raised from the raffle goes to the chosen charity.

    If anyone wants all swords then make us an offer. I've just checked and we have 7 of them.
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  19. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I will try and donate some Hello Kitty stuff like t-shirts/patches and what not. The stuff I normally wear.
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  20. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    The next Instructor for the list is well known on MAP, Mr High Kick himself, Van Zandt :)

    Dan has been studying the science of flexibility for nearly 30 years and teaching it professionally for over 20. His clients have included the US Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team and Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest ballet company in the world.

    As a martial artist, he has been training for more than 30 years and holds black belts in multiple systems including Tae Kwon Do (both ITF and WT styles), Kyokushin and Kickboxing. As a competitor he has won international championship titles in full-contact Karate and Tae Kwon Do.

    He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Kinesiology (the science of human movement) and he is also a qualified sports therapist and strength coach. He currently serves as the director of the Flexibility Research Institute, an organisation that advises higher education centres on flexibility training and musculoskeletal medicine research.

    This will, not surprisingly, be a session on flexibility and how to improve it.
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