Any Martial Arts Gala's coming?

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  1. Vaalser4

    Vaalser4 White Belt

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    Hi,

    I'd like to know if there are any martial arts gala's in Western Europe coming in the next months?
     
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    What do you mean by a "gala?" A big tournament or a festival of some kind?
     
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    Oh, a festival of some kind. Something like the UK Martial Arts show held in May, or the Budo Gala. Were all kinds of performers show their skills.
     
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    Do those happen regularly? I've rarely seen one around here (Southeastern USA), and think they'd be fun to go to.
     
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    It looks like it could be fun, though there was too much emphasis for my taste on celebrity martial artists on that home page.
     
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    Yeah, it's like Comicon for martial arts lol. One of them Andy Crittenden is a local instructor and a friend of mine so I could train with him anytime, he also has Bill Wallace do seminars at different times.
     
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    Comicon for martial arts. And I want to go. Does that make me a martial arts geek?
     
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    Isn't there something like this in Las Vegas every year or so? I've seen clips of Master Ken doing his thing at an event or two.
     
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    Now that would be something to see!
     
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    They've got the Martial Arts Supershow, but that's more of an industry business convention.
     
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    i want to know about the upcoming events in martial arts as well :poto:
     
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    thanks for letting me know about martial arts gala, wherever it is :)
     
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    What I'm hearing from your post is it's 99% how do I increase my McDojo prowess workshops with a little entertainment thrown in. A ton of jokers running around in flashy 80s-like gis covered with dojo merit badges.

    I'm all set.
     
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    How does "industry business convention" become "McDojo" and "jokers"? Do you at all understand that many instructors both care about the quality of their training and need to make money? Business does not always equal evil.
     
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    I wasn't being serious. A poor attempt at humor on my part.
     
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    And a harsh response on my part. Next time, I'll smile before I reply and see if it improves my mood.
     
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    Playing and practicing for favorite games can also bring smile and martial arts is my favorite game. martial arts places and practice is now possible as there are so many choices for it.
     
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    It depends. What would you dress up as?123
     

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