Friday- Monday, April 13-16
3015 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
Sign-up is available on the Soja website
This will be a Principles weekend.
Friday the 13th (yes!) 1800-2000
ConCom EDP. This is a specialty module of ConCom and this will be the first time it's been presented to a non-LEO audience. Two hours of experienced-based guidelines on dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs). The focus will be on crisis situations.
Saturday 14 April 1000-1300
Structure and Void. Basically, you're a skeleton wrapped in meat. So is everyone you know. Structure is using skeletons. Void is using empty spaces. Understanding the interplay of structure and void is one of the underlying principles of all physical conflict.
Saturday 14 April 1400-1700
Balance and Gravity. Gravity is one of the few constant forces in the universe. Because it is always there, we rarely think about using gravity effectively. (My old sensei used to say that breathing and walking were two things that everyone does, but they're so familiar no one does either well. Same idea.) This will be a short workshop on understanding balance and exploiting gravity.
Sunday 15 April 1000-1300:
Controlling Space and Time. This is a big principle. In fact, it's a catch-all phrase for a lot of little principles, like elements of speed, manipulating the decision making process, range... it goes on and on.
Sunday 15 April 1400-1700:
Environmental Fighting. If you've doe the basic Introduction to Violence with me, this one will be familiar. The world is bigger than you and has mre hard surfaces.
Monday 16 April 1800-2000
Playdate. No fee, but donations accepted. This is for the people who have played with me at Soja over the years. Open mat, work on whatever the attendees want.