Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10/10/09, Northern California Conference and Self Defense Training

Today is the day for the Northern California Conference and Self Defense Training. There will be chapters attending from all over the Northern half of California, there will be a self defense instructor brought in from another state for our training. The San Francisco Guardian Angels always look forward for events like this, and that is why we try our best to prepare. We have six members that are graduating tonight, we had their names submitted a few weeks back, everyone else is excited for their brothers and sisters graduating, and for the training that we are receiving today. The city that the training and conference is being held in is Vallejo, so we, the SFGA need to get going and we need to get there on time.

We do get to the Vallejo Chapter HQ but we are an hour late, today's program is training first half of the day and the second half is for the graduations, this is not a good way to start out late with the trainer and the trainer's name is WING CHUNG, a very highly respected angel. We begin the training inside the HQ, this training is advanced, everyone started out with warm-ups, then we went to weapons defense and take downs moves. Next we went outside for role-playing and maneuvers, it helps the new graduates to have more confidence in themselves and in their teams, it's a good guy and bad guy technique.

Next we break for lunch and showers, and to take some time to talk to the guys from other chapters that are there from different cities, and taking photos of everyone is a good idea. Now we are ready for Graduation Night, we start out with a video from Curtis Sliwa, this was for the northern chapters in California. This could not get any better than this, great place, great speakers and Straight Edge will be the one handing out the certificates.

The San Francisco Graduates are, 1. Storm 2. Electra 3. Williams 4. Zorro 5. Dragon 6. Preacher, there are other graduates but from other chapters. The other chapters that where there are, 1. Oakland 2. Vallejo/Solano County 3. Sacramento 4. Stockton. Next we have dinner and cake, took a little bet more time to talk to the other angels before it was time for us to leave. This is what its all about, to come together as a family, as a team, and as a group of men and women who believe in a organization called the Guardian Angels. The San Francisco Guardian Angels enjoyed the entire day and it was time to get back to our city, we said our goodbyes and before you know it we are back to HQ, did a small debrief and went home a lot smarter and a lot wiser.

We The San Francisco Guardian Angels, would like to thank:

1. Ajax, Nor. Cal. Reg. Coordinator, for putting everything together!
2. "O", Vallejo/Solano County Chapter Leader, for the place and your city!
3. All The Chapter Leaders, for bringing your guys!

And A Very Special Thanks to

4. Wing Chung, for the training and for the leadership you have show us!

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