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Evanston Camp

Hey Members,

Time is clicking away to the first Evanston beating (I mean Camp) in years, oh boy is this going to be fun! there will be good times coming to all who can make it. This is going to be a historical event. Some of you will see the places where it all began so many years ago. I am sorry to inform you all that the holes in the walls of the "House of Pain" are gone, the blood stains have be covered and, well you get the idea. I know for sure there are going to be some awesome seminars, there might even be some "contact" made here, imagine that. This could get rough. Just thought I would fill you in on a few items to bring with you. These are optional,,ha,ha,

1. 3 or 4 "thick" T-shirts (to ease the sting)
worn all at once under your Gi top of coarse.
2. Several large "Ace" bandages, their handy.
3. 1 roll of medical tape or duct tape,, its much
stronger it can even act as a cast,, really.
4. 1 "bunch" of band-aids, your choice
5. 1 Large jar of "Icy Hot" in case you get sore
6. Finger splint(s) they work great.
7. 1 tube of super glue (good for re-setting teeth)
8. Misc. arm, knee, elbow, ankle & neck braces,
in case you fall.
9. Football helmet.
10. Body armor, etc.

Just thought you might find these items handy,, I use to!!!

All kidding aside I hope you will all support this historic camp, Lets all do our best to support Mr. & Mrs. Mills on this. We are going to see and feel some great stuff, after all this is the home of AKKI Kenpo.

p.s. I will have several "eye patches" available,,,

See You There,
Steve Bybee

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Going to check my clubs first aid/triage kit tonite at training. We are also typing everyones blood who is going to attend House of Pain Camp. Also renting a Denalli that can act as fast transport to E.R. if neccesary for any of our club Members. Only one prob i can see for my team is that Lee Bowgren our ex Army Ranger usually acts as our team Medical Officer is stuck on a Bodyguard detail and can't attend this Camp. So for any serious first aid we will have to transport my basic first aid was a long time ago in Boy Scouts. And yes we will bring eye patches. Also getting pricing on Oxygen as we will be gainning 4000 plus feet in elavation. Hope none of my guys vapor lock and pass out during thier testing, but oh well it has happened before in tests part of the fun.
Look forward to seeing everyone
John Herman
6th Degree Black Belt/AKKI
S. Nevada Regional Rep

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.......coming from Castle Rock, Colorado....Elevation: 6210 feet.......(hehe) :)

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As I anxiously await this camp, I can't help but go down memory lane and a flood of these memories and the men and women that made this house, a house of pain!I might not remember most of the players,but those that stayed true to the art and especialy loyal to Mr. Mills are still out there doing their thing, representing and teaching this great art,some people like the Deans,Pete,Razor,John Stevens,Bruce,Wes,Mike Paul,the Brown brothers who are not with Mr.Mills any longer and ones that are still with Mr.Mills Herbie,my boy John Herman,Mark,Kent,Mick,Miss Lori,Dan,and Mr.Greenwood,the dirty old men I mean the Dirty dozen(Frank,Al,Neal,PaulObray,Darrel Newton,Ron Baron,myself **** the late Frank Beeder)Ryan Wheaton,Allen Jacobs,and then there were the Bybees and there were many,many more that came to work-out at 7pm and ended up leaving at 4or5 in the morning of the next day and at times the place was always sweaty,stinky and sore and thinking of excuses to tell our wife's.Great!Great!Great! memories, Looking forward to Seeing you all there!

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When i used to travel to Evanston when i was in Ogden one of the most important items to make sure i had was sun glasses. Can't evan guees how many times i headed for Evanston about 6pm and how many times i was giong home down Echo canyon and the sun was coming up. Usually after the hour plus drive i could barely get out of the car i was so sour from training, and this back when i was 23 years old. It allways seemed we would all gas out about 2am thats allways the time Paul would get his second wind and whoop(i mean demo) on all of us till dawn. Ah the good times. Then when i got home still so wired i couldn't sleep for hours up writing notes. Can't waite to see you all Friday
John Herman

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Oh yea,, I remember once in a while I drove straight home at 5 in the morning, showered and went to work in salt lake,, beat to crap! after 7 or 8 hours of class. What I wouldn't give to do that again,, priceless times. Remember the times we would be getting dressed and Mr. Mills would come back to where we were changing into our street clothes and he would start up again, when you didn't have a shirt on! those open hand slaps would last for a week, he would go for 1 or 2 more hours in the hallway, incredible times. No one ever took as much time with their guys as he did, for every hour in class we had 1 hour in the hallway or front room or the back sidewalk. Thanks Mr. Mills for the countless hours you spent with us, believe me we all appreciated it!!!

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Don't forget the 2 hour seminars on the street where we parked. Nothing like doing Kenpo in the snow!!
see everyone next Friday.
John Herman

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And don't forget about that time we worked out in the garage on club set because it was like, 1 degree outside ;) I'm glad we didn't have to be outside that day!