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2 Day Pekiti Tirsia Stickfighting Seminar W/Tuhon Bill McGra

Postby david » Wed Apr 26, 2000 2:27 pm

This passed on to me by Jack Bernard, a local PT practitioner/instructor. Folks in the Boston area may be interested in this upcoming stickfighting seminar with Tuhon McGrath. Very talented instructor with a professional background as NY state corrections officer and tactical trainer. I've been to his all day seminars. Prepare to work and sweat. You'll get your money's worth.


____________________________________________
dave-


Here's the info on the Tuhon seminar I'm hosting- I know you'll be away but
if there is anyone you know who might be interested I'm passing this along.


thanks!


see you soon
jack

Seminar with Tuhon Bill McGrath
Pekiti Tirsia 64 Attacks
2 days of 2 person single stick timing drills

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cost:
$110 for PTI members
$120 to the public
$50 for day 1 only

Please contact Jack Bernard, 617-666-2464, before the day of the event to let
us know you are coming.
Also contact me if you need help finding accomodations or for more
information about the seminar. Information on the seminar is also available
at www.pekti-tirsia.com.

Saturday 10AM-7PM
Sunday 8AM-4PM

There will be a one hour break for lunch each day. There are several
inexpensive places to get lunch nearby.

Please bring:
At least one rattan stick
Eye protection ( safety goggles )
Your rank book for PTI members
A thin glove for your right hand is recommended, especially if you,re not
used to 2 days of stick work.

No video cameras allowed. PTI memberships will be available from Tuhon
McGrath the day of the seminar for $45 per year, which includes a newsletter
subscription, PTI T-shirt & patch, rank book and discounts on seminars. PTI
members attending the seminar can buy the review videotape for $30 plus S&H.
Tuhon,s video policy is the basic videotapes can be purchased by PTI members
at any time, and other videotapes are only available after the member has
attended that seminar.

Site:

No Frills Aerobics and Martial Arts
622 Somerville Ave
Somerville MA
617-625-2700


DIRECTIONS:

From the WEST

MASS PIKE 90 east, pay tolls in Newton and continue east on MASS PIKE 90.Take
exit 18 Cambridge -this is left hand side of the road exit. After paying
50cent toll, take the right fork, toward Cambridge. Continue straight, going
over a bridge over the Charles River. From the bridge, continue straight 1.8
miles. Turn left at the light ( Dunkin Donuts is on the left ). Turn right
at the next light. Go through one light and take a left at the next light
onto Bow St. Go right at the next fork, following the Somerville Hospital
sign. No Frills is ½ mile down on your left.

From the SOUTH

Take 95 North to 90 east and follow the directions above. WITH THE BIG DIG,
GOING THRU BOSTON ON 93 is PROBABLY NOT A GOOD IDEA.

From RT 2

Take RT 2 East all the way to the end. Stay left to continue onto 3N 16E for
0.3 of a mile. Turn right onto Mass Ave. Go 1.2 miles on Mass Ave, getting
into the left lane as you enter Porter Square. Turn left in Porter Square (
at the large red parachute sculptures ) onto Somerville Ave. No Frills is
0.6 mile on the right.

From 93S

Take exit 31. Turn right at the light. Follow this road straight until it
ends in a rotary. Go across the rotary, and follow the sign to Davis
Square. In Davis Square, go left onto Elm street. Stay to the right when
this road splits. When this road ends at a stop sign, turn left onto
Somerville Ave. No Frills is on your right.
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2 Day Pekiti Tirsia Stickfighting Seminar W/Tuhon Bill McGra

Postby Raffi Derderian » Wed Apr 26, 2000 4:48 pm

David,
Many thanks for the tip! I have all of the PT tapes offered by Tuhon Mcgrath. He's something else to say the least. When is the date for this event? Please don't say THIS weekend as I am already commited to helping out at the Ocean State Grandnationals.
Thanks,
Raf
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2 Day Pekiti Tirsia Stickfighting Seminar W/Tuhon Bill McGra

Postby BILLY B » Wed Apr 26, 2000 9:04 pm

Do you need to have experience to attend one of these seminars? I have No experience with any weapons work, but want to get into it. Stick fighting interests me because of the two person flow drills they do. It looks like a lot of fun, and I was thinking it might help me with my empty hand sparring as well. Don't want to waste my money or get the snot kicked out of me though!
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2 Day Pekiti Tirsia Stickfighting Seminar W/Tuhon Bill McGra

Postby david » Wed Apr 26, 2000 10:02 pm

Raffi,

OOOOPs! The dates are May 20 and 21, when I am away at Keating's. The 20th is also the same Saturday of the Uechi tourney. So you Uechi folks SHOULD JUST DO SUNDAY, after competing in the tourney on Saturday! Image

BillyB,

You don't need prior experience but it works better if you bring a partner you know who can and will work with you after the seminar. Or take copious notes and immediately go back and work with a partner on the drills afterwards while they are fresh. My understanding is that in some of the past stick workshops, there have been some sparring for those interested. But it's probably a self selection thing and not part of the class. Also, if the class has a lot of beginners, there may not be any sparring at all. You never know with seminars... Do call Jack to find out more info if you're interested.

Looks to be an exciting weekend!

david

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Postby BILLY B » Thu Apr 27, 2000 6:47 am

David,

Thanks for the response! I'll follow up.
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Postby Raffi Derderian » Thu Apr 27, 2000 7:36 pm

David, Thanks for the info. I will be hard to do that the day after the tourney, but I will try.
Billy B- If you are interested in learning the Filipino art of sticks and knives, give me a call. My school is in R.I., don't know how far that is for you. If you are interested, e mail me at Xraff@aol.com
We'd be happy to have you in our Kali program.
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