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Howard Popkin
04-06-2012, 07:43 AM
June 1-3

Friday night 6-9
Sat 10-6
Sund 10-6

Popkin-Brogna Self Defense Center
686 Dogwood Avenue
Franklin Square, NY 11010
516-489-1278

Cost $175.00 Deadline is May 5th.
Send payment to Paypal homeoffice@charter.net
Send inquiries to dojoseminars@gmail.com
Don't mix them up!!

There are a few spots for people who haven't trained with Dan.

Thanks !

Joe Brogna
04-10-2012, 11:29 AM
I can't wait. It's always an enlightening weekend. I don't know what hurts more after the seminar, my body from all the IS stuff or my stomach from laughing so much!

Joe

John Connolly
04-10-2012, 01:43 PM
I'm psyched to come and see your place and get a good mental and physical workout. Hoping to catch up to the rest of the TNBBC back West on some mad IS skillz.

Thanks, Dan, for teaching and thanks, Joe and Howard, for hosting!

ChrisMoses
04-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Howie, hide the Bushmills quick!

;)

So glad you guys are going to get some face time, you're going to have a blast.

As for catching up to the Left Coasters, judging on how well we did in PDX, there's not much to catch up to! :D

Howard Popkin
04-23-2012, 02:59 PM
Dan told me that not too many people have registered yet ???????????

Get on the ball people

:)

MM
05-28-2012, 11:48 AM
I'm planning on being there saturday and staying saturday night, but I have to leave sunday before noon. Anyone want to share a room? Or have a spare couch? :)

Email is wv_mark at yahoo dot com.

Thanks,
Mark

Howard Popkin
05-29-2012, 03:50 PM
glad you will be joining us !

DH
05-30-2012, 05:34 PM
I can't wait to get back in the saddle!!!
I have been home for two weeks training, pole shaking....I am ready to rock with you guys!

We have to convince Randall that I won't pole shake and then issue into him. I don't think he wants to feel that acceleration again anytime soon! :freaky: :hypno:
There is going to be another interesting collection of who's who at this gathering and I can't wait for the fallderall to start!
Dan

gregstec
05-30-2012, 06:49 PM
There is going to be another interesting collection of who's who at this gathering and I can't wait for the fallderall to start!
Dan

Have youse been reading again :crazy: I might need to bring my dictionary along just to know what youse be talking about :D

Greg

Garth
05-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Foolish nonsense!?!?
Im in
Let the games begin.
Greg

Janet Rosen
05-31-2012, 12:29 AM
We have to convince Randall that I won't pole shake and then issue into him.

Jeez, Dan, I thought these seminars were appropriate for all ages :D

DH
05-31-2012, 10:04 AM
Jeez, Dan, I thought these seminars were appropriate for all ages :D
OMG!! thats Old Testament stuff!!
Ya know how people say "I almost spit up my coffee reading that?"
I almost did!! Truly!
Er....uhm.....oh my.... I have no words....
Dog on you Rosen!!! :o
Dan

Patrick Hutchinson
05-31-2012, 07:54 PM
Howie, Mark, Joe, Greg et al,
sorry I can't be there, I have to play a wedding on the Cape smack in the middle of Saturday.
boo hoo.
So come north already.
P.

Janet Rosen
06-01-2012, 03:41 PM
OMG!! thats Old Testament stuff!!
Ya know how people say "I almost spit up my coffee reading that?"
I almost did!! Truly!
Er....uhm.....oh my.... I have no words....
Dog on you Rosen!!! :o
Dan

oooh did I make you blush again?!
More than one way to achieve kuzushi! :)

gregstec
06-01-2012, 09:43 PM
Howie, Mark, Joe, Greg et al,
sorry I can't be there, I have to play a wedding on the Cape smack in the middle of Saturday.
boo hoo.
So come north already.
P.

Darn, no bad jokes to put up with :( - oh, wait, not to worry, Dan is pretty good at bad jokes as well :D

Patrick Hutchinson
06-02-2012, 04:54 PM
I taught Dan everything he knows about bad jokes.
No, wait, what I meant was...

Marc Abrams
06-03-2012, 08:43 PM
This was a phenomenal seminar! A lot of hard work on solo training exercises over the course of this past weekend. It is remarkable how deep this work is and how much work is required on our part to just ingrain a little bit of this stuff into how we use our bodies. Thanks again to everybody! Hope to see all of you when Dan returns to my place on Sept. 7, 8, 9.

Marc Abrams

SeiserL
06-04-2012, 05:47 AM
Had to work.
Sorry I missed everyone and the opportunity.
Glad it went well for all.
Looking forward to it in the future.

Tengu859
06-04-2012, 09:42 AM
"BOOM...!!!"

DH
06-04-2012, 09:45 AM
"BOOM...!!!"
Heyyyy!!! :o

Good Grief!!!
I can't teach anymore with certain people around!!!!
We can't seem stop laughing:D :D
Although everyone keeps telling me- I'm my worst enemy...:o
Cheers
Coach!!

DH
06-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Had to work.
Sorry I missed everyone and the opportunity.
Glad it went well for all.
Looking forward to it in the future.
One o' these days Lynn!!
As long as you understand we are so deadly serious on the mats and under......not!
I watched a Senior Aikido teacher stare in wonder at our shenanigans as Bill and I took turns bowing lower, and then lower...then lower still, Not to be outdone...I beat him to the punch by laying prostrate at his feet !!!
Then the dojo owner lifted the mat so someone could crawl under and said "Any takers?" :D :D

Joe Brogna
06-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Another great Seminar by Dan. As always Dan is ready with the next step to amp up our training to the next level. We even had some newbies on the mat who left with a whole lot of info.
There was a whole lot of humor and laughs, but this just kept everyone well grounded. The in depth concentration on solo exercises really paid off. We don't suck as much anymore! Dan even had some new tricks up his sleeve that he has been working on.Damn he is an alien! I still can't get over how much internal power he has. I can only laugh, shake my head and head back to my solo excerises.

Thanks again to Dan, Don( who is the brains behind the operation,:-) Terri, and Paul for all your help. I look forward to the next one seminar at Marc's dojo.

Joe Brogna

Garth
06-04-2012, 11:01 AM
Cost of travel to Howard's Dojo for me = about 20-30 dollars
Mat fee for Seminar= 175 dollars.
Being in the room with high level serious budo people and having a good, no great time= PRICELESS$$:D :D

Greg

DH
06-04-2012, 11:04 AM
Another great Seminar by Dan. As always Dan is ready with the next step to amp up our training to the next level. We even had some newbies on the mat who left with a whole lot of info.
There was a whole lot of humor and laughs, but this just kept everyone well grounded. The in depth concentration on solo exercises really paid off. We don't suck as much anymore! Dan even had some new tricks up his sleeve that he has been working on.Damn he is an alien! I still can't get over how much internal power he has. I can only laugh, shake my head and head back to my solo excerises.

Thanks again to Dan, Don( who is the brains behind the operation,:-) Terri, and Paul for all your help. I look forward to the next one seminar at Marc's dojo.

Joe Brogna
Hey.....Don't forget Jill!! Who Marc called the real task master!!!
Hell, even I'm afraid of pissing off that little school teacher! We say..."Here comes the truth train"...er....wait...uhm...she says that...no wait...I think she has US trained to say that...I'm so confused..
Big things...in small packages!!
The most fun I had was the push-out test, standing stick straight on my heels with my feet raised off the floor. I thought Howard was going to punch me for that one!! Then I went on one foot. ;)

Next time, quick review, then on to building intent and other interesting things.
Then next time, back to this weekends work and testing your intent. Lots of fun in store, not the least of which .....as was demonstrated several times.....how it externally manifest this in Aikido, or MMA.
Lots to do....lots to do....
Dan

Joe Brogna
06-04-2012, 12:00 PM
Hey.....Don't forget Jill!! Who Marc called the real task master!!!
Hell, even I'm afraid of pissing off that little school teacher! We say..."Here comes the truth train"...er....wait...uhm...she says that...no wait...I think she has US trained to say that...I'm so confused..
Big things...in small packages!!
The most fun I had was the push-out test, standing stick straight on my heels with my feet raised off the floor. I thought Howard was going to punch me for that one!! Then I went on one foot. ;)

Next time, quick review, then on to building intent and other interesting things.
Then next time, back to this weekends work and testing your intent. Lots of fun in store, not the least of which .....as was demonstrated several times.....how it externally manifest this in Aikido, or MMA.
Lots to do....lots to do....
Dan

Sorry, Jill is so quiet I forgot about her. I also forgot Tom! :sorry:

John Connolly
06-04-2012, 01:04 PM
What an amazing seminar!

Thanks so much to Dan and his crew for their amazing generosity and good humor. I met so many great folks and learned (umm, tried to learn, wrote down, aped) so much great stuff!

I had no doubts, after reading Dan's posts over the years and hearing first hand accounts, that he has skills to teach and I have a lot to learn, but of course, I always wonder "how good can this guy be?"-- Really bleeping good. I'm no superman, but I've been in martial arts most of my life and had my share of scrapes. I got to play a bit with Dan, and I gotta say, he handled me like a full grown man might gently roughhouse a pre-teen boy. Not violently, but with power that was so obvious and so solid (and potentially explosive) that I realized that this is a man worth learning from (in a huge way).

Most importantly, Dan's students felt solid and had genuine, identifiable soft power-- not meathead muscle-power. They were also consistent with their observations and help, with identifying ways to improve-- this consistency is a hallmark of good teaching and good martial methodology. That means there might even be hope for an old budo-nerd like me. :p

Moreover, everyone was so open, friendly, and funny, it really felt like I was training with my own dojo. I look forward to many more occasions to learn from all of them (as well as hoist a pint or two).

I'm really glad I had the opportunity to come and learn and play. I've got a ton of homework to wrack my brain and test my body.

Thanks again Dan (and crew) for being open and willing to teach. I had a blast, and it was super great to meet you. And special thanks to Joe and Howard for hosting!

See you guys soon,

Howard Popkin
06-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Seriously, what an amazing crowd.

All kidding aside, and as those of you who know me, you know that it is hard for me to put kidding aside.

Dan...Thanks.....really......

All of Dan's gang from up North, thanks for schlepping down to help.

Great weekend !

P.S. Fluffy.....BBBBBBBOOOMMMM

gregstec
06-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Actually, I think it was more like KABOOMMMM !!!!! - but really no need to get into semantics here, the effects were all the same :D

Greg

gregstec
06-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Seriously, what an amazing crowd.

All kidding aside, and as those of you who know me, you know that it is hard for me to put kidding aside.

Dan...Thanks.....really......

All of Dan's gang from up North, thanks for schlepping down to help.

Great weekend !

P.S. Fluffy.....BBBBBBBOOOMMMM

Yes, they all are a great bunch of schleppers, especially that Don guy - I think he has other afflictions as well, but we won't go in to them here :D

Greg

Garth
06-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Dont forget that it morphed into "POW!!!!""
Thats the one that left Dan speechless.
But Good God, dont worry Dan, although that was a most memorable moment , it was far and away not the only one
Drinking from a fire hose.........a lot of people can visualize that..... but I have quite literally been there, done that and it is not an anaolgy I will soon forget:eek: :eek:

Tengu859
06-04-2012, 11:53 PM
Dont forget that it morphed into "POW!!!!""
Thats the one that left Dan speechless.
But Good God, dont worry Dan, although that was a most memorable moment , it was far and away not the only one
Drinking from a fire hose.........a lot of people can visualize that..... but I have quite literally been there, done that and it is not an anaolgy I will soon forget:eek: :eek:

Guys,

Please do not FORGET story#22...!!! :0) We have only heard it about 60 times...
Don't forget the shovels, birdwaching, and a great dinner. Thank you everyone.

CW

DH
06-05-2012, 01:00 PM
What an amazing seminar!

Thanks so much to Dan and his crew for their amazing generosity and good humor. I met so many great folks and learned (umm, tried to learn, wrote down, aped) so much great stuff!

I had no doubts, after reading Dan's posts over the years and hearing first hand accounts, that he has skills to teach and I have a lot to learn, but of course, I always wonder "how good can this guy be?"-- Really bleeping good. I'm no superman, but I've been in martial arts most of my life and had my share of scrapes. I got to play a bit with Dan, and I gotta say, he handled me like a full grown man might gently roughhouse a pre-teen boy. Not violently, but with power that was so obvious and so solid (and potentially explosive) that I realized that this is a man worth learning from (in a huge way).

Most importantly, Dan's students felt solid and had genuine, identifiable soft power-- not meathead muscle-power. They were also consistent with their observations and help, with identifying ways to improve-- this consistency is a hallmark of good teaching and good martial methodology. That means there might even be hope for an old budo-nerd like me. :p

Moreover, everyone was so open, friendly, and funny, it really felt like I was training with my own dojo. I look forward to many more occasions to learn from all of them (as well as hoist a pint or two).

I'm really glad I had the opportunity to come and learn and play. I've got a ton of homework to wrack my brain and test my body.

Thanks again Dan (and crew) for being open and willing to teach. I had a blast, and it was super great to meet you. And special thanks to Joe and Howard for hosting!

See you guys soon,

John
It was great meeting yet another of TNBBC. What the hell is up with Neil....he has a 100% "great guys" membership???
Well... won't be jealous...I have a great women too.:p

Actually I am so glad you had fun and found some worth in what we do. Also that you saw the value in my crews ability to teach. I get a lot of letters and comments about big Tom's abilities as well-though we forgot to mention him. People tell me they couldn't do things..then Tom works with them and suddenly.... no problem!!
For me that is the acid test and not surprisingly you nailed it too...can their students do this or not??? I wouldn't cross the street to train with yet another talented teacher (whoopy!) who showboats and their students have nothing!! My goal is to make sure that does not happen anymore with this material. We cannot afford to take this (the heart of the arts) and muck it up like everything else we did.
Cheers
Dan

ChrisMoses
06-05-2012, 02:12 PM
John
It was great meeting yet another of TNBBC. What the hell is up with Neil....he has a 100% "great guys" membership???


Shhh, don't let it out. Is secret...

John Connolly
06-06-2012, 11:24 PM
Dan-- that's exactly it. Do the students reflect the teacher?

Chris-- shuuuuuut uuuuuup! Is seeecret!

Special secret note to TNBBC-- is NOT Hapkido