WOW! Now that's a good review! Thanks Jun! In terms of the attendence, I have to admit I wasn't sure I would make this year. I felt that last year was excellent, and instructors like Inoue S., Kuroda S., and Vasilev are a good draw, but I just wasn't up to that feeling of being overwhelmed. I also have a knee injury to deal with right now. When you talk about
not being a sense of cohesiveness, the weekend seemed very scattered
I know what you mean. I felt the same thing last year. I don't know how that would be changed in such a large venue, unless maybe pairing up with specific people for long periods would help.
One thing that I would like to see is smaller 'expos' throughout the year...2 to five instructors, maybe do an east coast, west coast, north central and south central expo. This way, its easier to reach maybe even more people, without that lost feeling you talk about.
I think Stanley has made a fantastic beginning for us...I hope we all take from his example, support his efforts, and go forward with a new vision.