Open "Throwdown" in Scottsdale, AZ
My dojo is going to be hosting an ego-free, open sparring event on March 24th at our location in Scottsdale from 10am to 1pm and I wanted to extend an official invitation to the BS forum.
I don't know for certain if it meets the qualifications for a true Bullshido Throwdown but it will be contact sparring and we plan to give people the options of sparring with strikes only, grappling only and MMA style sparring that allows for both. Anyone from any martial art is welcome to attend and we have already invited several other martial arts schools in the area--so far a Kyokushin club and an MMA gym have RSVP'd, and a Kenpo school and a dojo that studies an eclectic combination of karate and Chinese martial arts are probably also going to attend.
Our space isn't huge so please let me know if you plan to attend so we can try to plan for how many people we will have. There is a water cooler and two bathrooms (no showers) on site and I'm going to try and bring donuts. We're planning to have at least one still camera and one camcorder present but everyone is welcome to bring their own. If you guys are interested I'll post up the rest of the information but I know a lot of the Arizona folks on here are down in Tucson and may not be up for the drive.