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    International Wahnam Students Gathering

    Dear family,

    with the blessings of Sigung and the interest of some brothers arose the idea of an International Wahnam Students Gathering with the objetive of offering to our students the opportunity to get together for a week in a nice place and to dedicate intensively to the training of our basic Syllabi. The gathering will be a great opportunity for going over the programe many times as preparations for future courses with our respective Sifus and specially with Sigung (think for example of the Special Course on Levels next year. See here ). Those who live far away from their own Sifus and other family members, just like me, will have the chance to meet and cross arms.

    Sigung authorized me to publish the proposal on our virtual Kwon to see if more people have interest in taking part in the gathering. So if some of you want to be part of it, please contact me. It is important to know first if the proposal have enough responses before going further with the idea. I would take the responsibility of the organization once we know how many of you are in. Dates and places would be discussed after.
    Sigung also suggested that such gatherings can be organized around the world by many of us and not just in one place and time. So feel free to take contact with each other, organize and get together.

    And please be aware: This is NOT a course. We will get together to train.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Davy
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    Hi Davy, I particularly like Sifu's suggestion to do this in multiple places. If it transpires to be difficult for people from different parts of the world to meet in one place, when they want to save money for courses and stuff like that, or the same with getting a week's holiday etc, then maybe it could be more intensive, have training gatherings for one day, the same day with the same agenda, all over the world, kind of like a world book day? Or make it for a weekend or series of weekends? Prepare for it on the forum, post videos afterwards etc.

    In the UK I remember we organised such training days or training weekends to help us prepare for the Warrior Project (again to help remote students with no local Sifu meet the requirements for Level 2), and we also organised a few to prepare for the 10 Tigers Tournaments (remember those!) (I remember us discussing that we could do the same thing for combat and sparring, kind of like the Geoff Thompson "Animal Days" but then the Warrior Project itself kind of fulfils that!)

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    gusty is offline Sifu Gusty Voshell - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam USA
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    Great idea...I would like to put together a list of folks in the US interested in such a get together....In my karate days we did a yearly get together called bushi no te, where students

    and teachers from many schools got together and trained hard for 3 days..It really kickstarted a lot of folks to get to a new level..sharing training and experiences,also learning from each

    others mistakes...and it can be done at very low cost too......Thanks for sharing Davy

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    Dear Davy Siheng,

    Great initiative! I'm definitely interested, although without finding employment I may not afford to travel outside Finland.

    With sincere respect,
    Olli
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    Hi Davy,

    we have run a few of these in the UK. It is something Sifu Mark suggested and these "family days" have gone very well.

    All the best,

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    Thank you all for your replies. Maybe it would be more feasible if you organize the gathering in different regions. I will then propose the following regions (you can make your own proposes, so that all interested can take part in the gatherings):

    1. Northern Europe
    2. Southern and Central Europe
    3. USA
    4. Latinamerica
    5. Asian Countries

    There could be overlaps in looking if a country belongs to one or other region. Anyway we are not to discuss geography, but to find a way to gather and train.

    Greetings
    Davy

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    Quote Originally Posted by understanding View Post
    Dear Davy Siheng,

    Great initiative! I'm definitely interested, although without finding employment I may not afford to travel outside Finland.

    With sincere respect,
    Olli
    Hi Olli,

    Thanks for replying. What about brothers and sisters going to your country? Would be possible for you to take part actively in organizing one gathering?

    Greetings

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusty View Post
    Great idea...I would like to put together a list of folks in the US interested in such a get together....In my karate days we did a yearly get together called bushi no te, where students

    and teachers from many schools got together and trained hard for 3 days..It really kickstarted a lot of folks to get to a new level..sharing training and experiences,also learning from each

    others mistakes...and it can be done at very low cost too......Thanks for sharing Davy
    It would be great if the US family members get together. It is Ok for you if the interested members from US write to you to start organizing a gathering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunken boxer View Post
    Hi Davy, I particularly like Sifu's suggestion to do this in multiple places. If it transpires to be difficult for people from different parts of the world to meet in one place, when they want to save money for courses and stuff like that, or the same with getting a week's holiday etc, then maybe it could be more intensive, have training gatherings for one day, the same day with the same agenda, all over the world, kind of like a world book day? Or make it for a weekend or series of weekends? Prepare for it on the forum, post videos afterwards etc.

    In the UK I remember we organised such training days or training weekends to help us prepare for the Warrior Project (again to help remote students with no local Sifu meet the requirements for Level 2), and we also organised a few to prepare for the 10 Tigers Tournaments (remember those!) (I remember us discussing that we could do the same thing for combat and sparring, kind of like the Geoff Thompson "Animal Days" but then the Warrior Project itself kind of fulfils that!)
    Hi,

    The main idea is to get together without having to spend much money and in days everybody can take part. It is a matter of looking the best way to make the gathering affordable to many people as possible. If for the family members in your region is more affordable to gather in UK, then please go a head at start organizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrys View Post
    Hi Davy,

    we have run a few of these in the UK. It is something Sifu Mark suggested and these "family days" have gone very well.

    All the best,

    Barr
    Thank you

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