I'd like to get in this. I do stick and edged weapons. Could probably get some other ARMA members (we have a local Austin ARMA group) involved and bring their swords if anyone is interested.
I hate to be the party-pooper, but the owner will lose it if we start stick fighting, or anything of the sort. One of the judo/sambo guys is a two-time national champion fencer, and the owner threw a comedy-level fit when he brought his swords to the gym the other weekend.
If we really want to do that, let's move the throwdown somewhere else.
I'm in for punching and humping folks.
Not that I'm a huge draw for TD attendance, but my schedule is looking like Thanksgiving-ish, again, if it matters for anyone's planning purposes.
Sounds interesting. What exactly happens at one of these things?
TD's are mostly about learning and meeting fellow Bullies in person. Most of the Austin/Dallas/Houston crew know each other from previous TD's.
Overall, they're designed to be ego free sparring encounters, although no one is required to participate in the sparring. It's one of the things that separates BS from most other MA sites.
It's likely I'll be in Texas around this time, but whether or not I can get away to make it is up in the air. Will try if possible, but my schedule might not permit.