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Dr. Tye W. Botting
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My new blog article explores different kinds of fight interactions and some implications. A followup article will discuss what works in a fight, why, and what that means for your training.

http://www.kungfu.cc/blog/articles/8/fights-part-i-types-of-physical-conflict

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Update, current status of my planned teaching events/seminars/camps - added a couple more for my "TX tour" and indicated the 3 that are already done deals. Had a blast and looking forward to the rest! Will fix TBDs as I details get solidified. Cheers and hope to see you sometime in 2017!
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Finally getting back into blogs with a guest blog spot on a good friend's very nifty blog site (thanks +Jackie Bradbury!). I've never done a guest blog spot - kinda cool!


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Informal 2017 Martial Arts Mega Weekend Wrap-up/Run-down: So, in the midst of this political brouhaha, I instead decided to have a great time at the Action Martial Arts Mega Weekend in Atlantic City. Not only did I get to hang with my martial arts siblings (+Tim Hartman, +Rich Parsons, +Craig Mason, Chad Edwards, +Kira Trombley, +CARL OUTRAM) and joke and eat and laugh, but I also got to do so much more: shared war stories with +KENPOJOE1 Joe Rebelo; caught up with my old friend Phil Scudieri, Celinda, and their student; got re-acquainted with +Oso Tayari Casel and James Robinson; met and visited with Christine Bannon-Rodrigues, Sifu Carl Albright, Doug Pierre, +Dr. Dale Dugas AP DOM, Dewie Perry, +Jesus Santiago, Adam D Lux, and even a bit with Gary Tagawa; helped out my friends Tom and Corinna Corboy and James Wilson; watched some southern mantis, pekiti tirsia, and cuong nhu workshops; helped with the stickfighting tournament organized by Doug Pierre; helped out with workshops by +Tim Hartman and +Rich Parsons; and I taught a workshop covering some internal strength and knife-defense basics. All of these kinds of things are really why I go to this big event - to hang with my martial arts friends, old and new, and share martial arts interests, understanding, knowledge, and enthusiasm. This also marks just over 35 years in the martial arts for me, getting into my 35th year with my kung fu teacher, GM +Yun Yang Wang, and 25 years in modern arnis, so receiving my 35-year award recognition was an honor that, while just a fact, is also a pretty big milestone for me. As always, thanks to +Alan Goldberg and his crew for putting the shindig together. Respects to all (and apologies if I missed anyone - feel free to chime in below and help me rectify that)!
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My calendar for teaching at events in 2017 is filling up fast! Please contact me to add your event. Looks to be a great year, and it's just getting started!
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2016 has been a good year for me getting out and sharing: 10 seminars in 7 states. Thank you to all who hosted/invited me this year - I was truly honored to be a part of each of these events.
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For those of you who like the logo I've put out there for all Modern Arnis practitioners regardless of association, affiliation, group, or whatever, I've finally gotten around to finding a wicking shirt to put it on. They usually have different savings codes and deals running so keep an eye out. Still working on finding a good patch place. The two links are for the shirt and some other options that let you also choose other shirt styles:
http://www.zazzle.com/modern_arnis_sport_tek_t_shirt-235888
http://www.zazzle.com/tyeskungfu/products

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I've been having some fun finally making newer shirts with my logos. Here's a wicking t-shirt for all the Tye's Kung Fu folks out there, far and wide. Make sure to look for discount codes and such; they're often available for significant savings.

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It is my pleasure and honor to recognize and promote Sifu +Dan Schmitt to Er Tuan (2nd degree black sash) in Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis. Dan has been training with me since the 1990's and these last few years we've been adding to his material since he earned 1st degree back in 2002. He's patiently, diligently, and earnestly endured the microscope of my instruction and adjustments in front of others waiting for arnis to start and has successfully attained the skill and understanding to have earned 2nd degree black sash. Congratulations, my friend!

(We didn't get a pic of the certificate presented at the beginning of today's arnis session, but it's got the Tye's Kung Fu logo, chinese and english writing about the promotion, and is signed and sealed by me, and signed by Sifu +Abel Mann Martinez, Sifu +John Paulson, and Sifu +Rita Botting)
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