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    Conor MacPhee

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    Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:45 am

    Just wondering if anyone from the UK has any intentions in putting on a workshop over here in Canada (Vancouver), anytime soon?
    And if that isn't going to happen, how about putting together a 'distance education' or 'online course' for people who are instructors and want to certify, but can't afford the trip to come over and train?
    As I have been researching combatives and self-protection, I have found that the some of the best stuff is coming out of the UK right now (just my opinion...however, my peers agree with me).
    So, how about it guys?
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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Al Peasland on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:19 am

    I'd happily come over to Canada Conor.

    Could combine the trip with a few days skiing and keep the girlfriend happy too Wink

    Nothing has been set up yet but if I can get enough people for a couple of 1 day seminars I'm sure the figures would work out.

    Would need some serious techy support to set up a distance learning workshop but I'm sure we have the skills on this forum to organise that.

    Perhaps we could do a distance learning version of the Feb Seminar

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    Mick Tully
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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:44 am

    Hey Al,
    Vancouvers not a million miles from Seattle,could try an get something sorted with Andy Wilson and double up
    whadya think?
    Mick x
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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:44 am

    Hey Al,
    Vancouvers not a million miles from Seattle,could try an get something sorted with Andy Wilson and double up
    whadya think?
    Mick x
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    Conor MacPhee

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:34 am

    That would be cool!
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Peter Skillen on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:02 am

    Ill come in the summer. I have always wanted to visit canada..
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    Conor MacPhee

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:49 am

    We'd love to have you!
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    Tony Terranova

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Tony Terranova on Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:22 am

    Hi Conor,

    I sometimes have to work in Montreal for short durations (my work takes me all over the globe) - if you want me to I can contact you mext time I am over with a view to do doing one session -

    Tony. T
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    Conor MacPhee

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:40 am

    Thanks Tony...much appreciated!
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Peter Skillen on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:44 am

    Did you speak to my brother conner?
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    Conor MacPhee

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 am

    I have...we've sent a few emails back and forth. He was asking about my background and what I'm looking for, and brought up his Pentagon System. I'm hoping that we can correspond and work something out. Thanks again for pointing me in his direction...seems like a cool guy!
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Peter Skillen on Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:56 pm

    He's a top guy and a fantastic instructor,one of the best.
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    adamuk

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by adamuk on Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:21 pm

    If you want regular RBSD training with someone close to your location you also have Rich Dimitri basically on your doorstep. He's based in Montreal and can be contact via his www.senshido.com website.
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    Conor MacPhee

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Conor MacPhee on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:45 am

    Well, Montreal being 2300 miles isn't really on my doorstep...but I see what you're inferring. I am quite familiar with our domestic resources - Rich Dimitri, Tony Blauer, Robbie Cressman, and the Wolfe brothers (to name a few), but I wanted to cross borders and learn from some of the ground breakers in modern combatives. I am also a dual-citizen (Canada-UK), so there is a selfish side of me that feels I should embrace my British roots by learning from some of my brethren!
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    Dik

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    Re: Anyone comin' over to Canada?

    Post by Dik on Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:37 am

    Hi Conor

    I have a great friend in Vancouver called Tim Bown.

    He's a bulletman (one of the best I've met) and is also now an instructor in the FAST combatives system designed by myself and Bill Kipp.

    He was one of the regular bulletmen at Peyton Quinn and Bill Kipp's RMCAT courses, and is also a regular at Marc McYoung's get togethers.

    Send me a PM and I'll give you his email address.

    I had the dubious honour of dislocating his shoulder during a fight last August but he's healed up fine Smile

    Dik

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