Not yet. I'm hoping to start spring semester. In the mean time I'm on the job hunt.
Seeing as this is looking like a month and some change out from now, can we get some confirmation on place, time, and room availability? Are we going to be attending a class at a school, joining some people for open mat sparring/rolling, or what?
I think now would be the time to start getting some of these specifics down, especially a tentative date. Everyone keeps saying August, how about the last week of August, or more specifically, the last weekend?
Tentative date: August 28th
Equally possible is August 29th afternoon-evening
I still haven't brought it up with the dojo owner, I will get to it ASAP. I have however, checked into UF facility availability. No word given yet, they said wait until fall semester starts. (Mid August)
I will do my best to get the off-campus facility. If UF does give us space and everything with my club checks out, then we will move it to UF. I'll keep you guys posted.
Cool, keep us updated. And thanks for spear heading this!
O'connell center martial arts room (woohoo!!)
30th (or 29th. so keep weekend open!)
I made a mistake in my previous post. Aug 29th is a friday. I meant that 29th and 30th are the possible dates. But we are more likely to get the room on the 30th.
We have some ground rules:
no sparring unless you have headgear, mouthguard and decent gloves. (min 12oz, pref. 16oz) If you want to kick, you also need to have shinguards.
Its not a huge issue since you can borrow mine or someone elses.
I know some people absolutely hate headgear, but its just been the policy.
lets not kill each other over anything. I ask you to keep neck cranks and heel hooks down to a minimum, especially if you a lower white belt in BJJ (or otherwise inexperienced)
We will have 2-3 stations, depending on how many people show up.
The good news is that because Univ. Fla Kickboxing Club is hosting this open seminar, we do not need to start a donation fund.
It will be mainly us bullshido'ers but some Kung Fu club, Judo Club, MMA club, wrestler's club members might show up too.
Kickboxing club will provide thai pads and kick shields if you want to work on anything.
It would be nice if you guys brought on your own dime some gatorade, water, snacks, etc. Maybe we'll even order pizza.
The room can accomodate a lot of people (like, 30-50 people) so if are interested in coming please reply to this thread.
I'm up for it. I'll see about keeping that weekend open.
Sounds good, If I'm free I'll see if I can make it.
Originally Posted by dwkfym
I'm going to REALLY try to make it, as long as school stuff doesn't interfere.
Any South Florida guys want to carpool?
Oh, yeah! I'm there fore sure!!