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Wing Woo Gar

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Holler if you head up toward NC. Unfortunately, I have nowhere to train these days (I'm currently trying to give away my mats, too - just taking up space downstairs in the corner). But I'd love to hang out a bit and ramble about MA for a while!
Wait what happened to your training space?
 

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Holler if you head up toward NC. Unfortunately, I have nowhere to train these days (I'm currently trying to give away my mats, too - just taking up space downstairs in the corner). But I'd love to hang out a bit and ramble about MA for a while!
What type of mats?
 

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How do you do that when you don't know who would be there to teach this curriculum?
As I said, it would just be thinking paper in the beginning. Something to see what people are looking for and what is available.
 

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Following.

Additionally, as others said, I'm open to providing input on planning. I have quite a bit of experience in planning events/seminars/workshops/projects, etc.
Check out this thread MartialTalk Meetup Poll if you haven't seen it. I'm taking the lead planning so it doesn't die out, but it's been a bit since I've had to plan any events, so if you have any recommendations/advice I'm all ears.
 

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Wait what happened to your training space?
I used 3 different places since I moved here. I taught at a YMCA until they decided to give my time slot to someone else. Then I taught a a county rec center until they decided I could no longer use their mats and would have to bring mine for every class (no storage in the room). Then I found a Shorin-ryu dojo that had open time slots and let me teach there. Covid put them out of business.

Now with my work schedule (entirely unpredictable) I can't even think about starting classes back up, nor even trying to join someplace as a student. And I don't really have a connection with any places in the area, so no place I can just ask to borrow space to play with a friend.
 

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What type of mats?
2 kinds.
  • One is an 8x8 grappling mat that stores in a single case (bulky, but one person can carry it). Swain marketed it as a personal training mat - I suspect for BJJ, as it meets what one of the Gracie branches designated as the minimum training space.
  • The other is a set of cheap tumbling mats I added more velcro to, so they could be joined on the long edge. I think they are 4x8, and fold down to 2x4, but that's from memory.
I used to put them all together to make a reasonable training space.
 
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I used 3 different places since I moved here. I taught at a YMCA until they decided to give my time slot to someone else. Then I taught a a county rec center until they decided I could no longer use their mats and would have to bring mine for every class (no storage in the room). Then I found a Shorin-ryu dojo that had open time slots and let me teach there. Covid put them out of business.

Now with my work schedule (entirely unpredictable) I can't even think about starting classes back up, nor even trying to join someplace as a student. And I don't really have a connection with any places in the area, so no place I can just ask to borrow space to play with a friend.
Sorry to hear that.
 

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Would NYers combine to a NYC midway point like New Paltz?
 
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