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    Sure but its with practice knives of course.

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    Of course. Did they have the shock knives when you went?

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    Yeah the first time, can't remember if they had them the second time. The problem with shock knives is they burn through batteries something fierce, so you may be sparring with someone and go to light'em up and the damn knife is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig View Post
    I'm going to the the Dog Brothers open gathering this spring. By that time I'll be about year into my PTK training, so of course I'm gonna get a good beating. I need some advice though regarding how and what to train to keep from embarasssing myself. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Not to be a killjoy, but the spring Gathering is actually a closed door Gathering - you have to be a member of the tribe to attend. The open Gathering is not until extremely late summer/early fall. At least that is my understanding.

    Aloha, Poi

    PS - Stickhead, when we gonna see you again, man?!
    Kuha'o - Kela - Koa

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    Quote Originally Posted by poidog View Post
    Not to be a killjoy, but the spring Gathering is actually a closed door Gathering - you have to be a member of the tribe to attend. The open Gathering is not until extremely late summer/early fall. At least that is my understanding.

    Aloha, Poi

    PS - Stickhead, when we gonna see you again, man?!
    Yeah I just realized that. That's good, gives me some extra time to get my sorry act together. I guess they will post the open gathering info. as we get closer to the date?

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    Poi - I'm there in April.....already bought the plane ticket (which is non-refundable so gotta show :) ). Lookin forward to seeing you guys. Any idea on your end what the turn out is going to be?

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    by the way, how do you go about joining the tribe? is it something your tapped for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig View Post
    What is the overall vibe like at one of these? Do I have to have my own fencing mask and so on? Do you just walk up to people and ask them to dance? Sorry for the flurry of questions, I'm just completely new to this.
    I've been to a few of these, but only fought at one. The vibe was great- everyone seemed to respect everyone else just for being there. It's a great bunch of people that show up and fight or just watch. I was there alone, and was welcomed by some nice folks from Canada. Yes, you just walk up to people and ask them to dance (Crafty uses the same analogy in the DVDs). I'm going to try to make it in the summer, but I don't think my training is up to par- I've been going through job and gym transitions that have left me devoid of anyone to play with, but I'm sure to show up.

    It would be cool if we had a big Bullshido showing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickHead View Post
    Poi - I'm there in April.....already bought the plane ticket (which is non-refundable so gotta show :) ). Lookin forward to seeing you guys. Any idea on your end what the turn out is going to be?
    I'm pretty sure there's gonna be a significant NoHo clan turnout - Pappy, Tennessee, Boo, Seeing Eye, Junkyard and myself, for sure. Maybe we can scrape up Scurvy out of the woodwork. It should be good. Can't wait to see you, bro.

    Padraig: Just keep showing up to the open Gatherings. As long as you have the right attitude, continue to display the right spirit, you'll be tapped into the Tribe. It takes, on average, about 3 Gatherings or so.

    Codos: Would love to see you again, too, bro.

    Aloha, Poi
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    Quote Originally Posted by poidog View Post
    I'm pretty sure there's gonna be a significant NoHo clan turnout - Pappy, Tennessee, Boo, Seeing Eye, Junkyard and myself, for sure. Maybe we can scrape up Scurvy out of the woodwork. It should be good. Can't wait to see you, bro.


    Aloha, Poi
    Scurvy Dog? Ahem... :tellme:

    You guys still playing on Saturday mornings? I might show up as soon as my knee heals up. Haven't seen you guys or swung a stick in ages! Fatherhood will do that to you I guess.

    Stickhead! How's life treatin' yah?
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