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    Functional Edged Weapons Defense with Mike Casto

    Flyer & Registration I will be teaching a workshop on blade defense in Kendallville, IN on February 8, 2009 from 2PM - 6PM. Cost: $40 Location: Quality Martial Arts (Back Entrance of Kendallville Computers) 136 S. Main St. Kendallville, IN Flyer & Registration
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    Balance Disruption with Guru Mike Casto

    I'll be teaching a workshop on balance disruption on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 2PM - 6PM at Louisville Martial Arts Academy in Louisville, KY. Cost is $45. This will be my last hurrah, so to speak, in Louisville before I head for Arizona. I'll be teaching various workshops en route to AZ...
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    Workshop - Balance Disruption with Guru Mike Casto

    When: Friday, November 21, 2008 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Price: $25 Participation Fee Location: Louisville Martial Arts Academy 3600 Chamberlain Ln., #136 Louisville, KY 40241 Balance is an important factor. It's the platform we rely on to gain leverage - whether for striking, throwing or...
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    Triple I.M.P.A.C.T. 2008 & Tai Chi Workshop with Sifu Rick Barrett

    Triple I.M.P.A.C.T. 2008 is just around the corner. This year Guru Mike Casto, Guru Ken Pannell (Guru Mike's Sikal instructor) and Shihan Billy Jack Worsham (of Shen Chuan) will be presenting. This event is always a good time - a lot of camaraderie and fun packaged with a lot of top notch...
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    Melinda Bear?

    Hey all. I began training in TKD back in '78 in Anderson, Indiana at the YWCA under a woman named Melinda Bear (that's how her name was pronounced - it may have been spelled different but I don't remember). If memory serves, she had to quit teaching because of her job (I don't remember the...
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    Guru Mike Casto (that'd be me) teaching in Knoxville

    The Martial Arts - About.com (aka MAAC) Festival has been an informal gathering of martial artists from around the nation for many years. It started as a group of folks from the Martial Arts discussion forum on About.com deciding to get together for a weekend of [painful] fun and frivolity...
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    2008 ICSDA Combatives Conference - May 23 - 25, Chicago, IL

    I will be teaching at the 2008 ICSDA Windy City Combatives Conference. I'll be teaching "Applied Flexible Weapons." The rest of the event looks interesting, too. I don't know any of the other instructors but they have solid biographies so it should be a good event. You can see the flyer here...
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    Pesilat in Motion

    Well, I've got several clips at my website at http://impactacademy.com/videos But I'll link directly to a couple of them here: http://impactacademy.com/videos/Carenza.wmv This is me doing Carenza - freeflow - with a stick. http://impactacademy.com/videos/Whip_Play.wmv Here I am...
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    "A Pondering of Principles" by Mike Casto now available

    Hey all, I've written a martial arts book that's now available. The book is called "A Pondering of Principles." It doesn't focus on a specific martial arts system. In the words of one reviewer: ''This book touches on everything someone should know, but few actually do, by the time they reach...
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    Sayoc Kali, Sikal, Shen Chuan, Gung Fu and more in Louisville, KY

    Spend a weekend immersed in training with world class instructors. Guru Ken Pannell will be sharing aspects of Sayoc Kali and Sikal Professor Joe Lansdale will be teaching Shen Chuan Sifu Janet Gee will bring her own energetic blend of training that draws both from Eastern and Western...
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    US Combat Team visits China

    After more than 30 hours of traveling, we arrived at our destination, the Angang Hotel in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China which is about 250 miles west and slightly north of Shanghai. When we arrived, we were greeted by a group of young women bearing bouquets of flowers. We were each given...
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    Charleston, WV or Virginia Beach, VA?

    I'm going to be in Charleston, WV on Fri/Sat and Virginia Beach, VA on Sat/Sun (this weekend, 9/3 - 9/5) Was wondering if anyone in either of those areas would be interested in hooking up? Mike
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    Workshop in Louisville, KY

    Hey guys, a group of MAists from various disciplines are getting together in Louisville, KY on August 21. Nothing major. Just a bunch of people getting together for the weekend to beat the snot out of each other - and we decided to have a public workshop on Saturday. It's going to be a good...
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    Triple I.M.P.A.C.T. Seminar - Louisville, KY - April 24 & 25, 2004

    Triple I.M.P.A.C.T. Seminar - Louisville, KY - April 24 & 25 Willem "Uncle Bill" de Thouars - Kuntao Silat de Thouars Guru Ken Pannell - Sikal Professor Joe Lansdale - Shen Chuan Three top notch instructors. One fantastic weekend. Hope to see you there...
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    Kali & Silat with Guru Ken Pannell in Louisville, KY - August 10, 2003

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a top notch instructor with 25 years of training in Southeast Asian martial arts. For details, see the flyer at http://impactacademy.com/seminars/flyers/guru_ken
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    Workshop in Muncie, Indiana on April 26, 2003

    This 3 hour workshop will cover some basic elements in the following categories: 1st hour - stick vs. stick with emphasis on striking and locking from Doce Pares Eskrima/Eskrido 2nd hour - basic empty hand vs. knife defenses from Sikal 3rd hour - empty hand vs. empty hand with emphasis...
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    Groundfighting in or near Louisville, KY

    Hey all. I'm a competent groundfighter with more understanding than mat time. I'm hoping to find someone in Louisville who can help me work on my ground game. I'm not at all opposed to actually training as a student in a class. But what I'm mostly looking for is experienced groundfighters...
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    Kaith's Sig ...

    Hey! I just noticed your sig. I'm a Manowar fan, too! Haven't heard a lot of their newer stuff (I thought they were defunct for about 10 years and just found out a few months ago that they're still active). Hail! :) Mike
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    December UK Trip

    Hi all. I'm not really sure where this post belongs. If any of the mods feel it needs to be in another place, feel free to move it. I'm going to be arriving at Heathrow at 10 AM on December 3 and be leaving at 4 PM on December 16. Between those two dates, I currently have no set itenerary...
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    Calling All FMAists - Arnold Kali Invitational Championship

    For anyone who hasn't heard yet, the 2nd Annual Arnold Kali Invitational Championship is coming up soon -- February 28 - March 1. We anticipate that the 2003 Arnold World Games will be the biggest athletic event in the world. There will be around 10,000 athletic competitors and over 70,000...
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    Calling All FMAists - Arnold Kali Invitational Championship

    For anyone who hasn't heard yet, the 2nd Annual Arnold Kali Invitational Championship is coming up soon -- February 28 - March 1. We anticipate that the 2003 Arnold World Games will be the biggest athletic event in the world. There will be around 10,000 athletic competitors and over 70,000...
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    Fledgling school in Louisville, Kentucky

    My name is Mike Casto. I moved to Louisville in October, 2002 and started teaching. Currently I'm teaching in my living room, but hope to get a better, more permanent place within the next six months (after my wife gets the finances sorted out and we've dealt with the taxes). However, I am...
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