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4/25/04 9:44 PM
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Edited: 25-Apr-04
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Here is the late April 2004 update: 1. I'd like to congratulate the following people on their recent promotion to blue belt. John Fox (from Adam La Clair's team). Ryan McCue (from Adam La Clair's team). Katie Gudmundsen (from Adam La Clair's team). Ryan Fennessy (from Chris Drechsler-Martell's team). All four of them took their blue belt examination while I was in Vermont this past weekend. All four of them passed. Their coaches, Adam Clair and Chris Drechsler-Martell, should be proud. Help me congratulate them! 2. The Harris Academy got a partial face lift recently. The walls were painted, the carpets cleaned and the bathroom had black porcelain tile put in it. Plus, I added a television to the reception area, as well as several books and videos to the new bookcases. So now while students wait for their classes to start, they can entertain and inform themselves. 3. To date, I have mailed out ninety-four (94) "Purpose Driven Life" books. More orders keep coming in every week. Plus, I am hearing of the positive impact it is making on people's lives! I just ordered several more copies. So if you want one, just send me an e-mail and it is all yours! Additionally, this week I will be offering one more book free of charge, as well as another offer for free info. 4. One of my good friends has been in the body building industry for a couple of decades. Some of you might know his good friend and training partner, Mr. Lee Haney (http://www.leehaney.com/). Well, besides all of the personal fitness training he has taught to professional athletes over the years, recently, he has gotten into Olympic weightlifting. He has invited me to attend an all day seminar for coaches who are interested in teaching their athletes how to perform Olympic lifts. He has invited one of the current Olympic lifting coaches to come to his facility and teach this informative seminar. I will be attending as a guest of his. I am very excited about this. I will let you know how it goes. 5. Recently, I receive a letter from a gentleman I had trained ten years ago. He flew from India to San Diego JUST to train with me for three months. During his 90 day visit, I invested a considerable amount time into his training. Well, ten years later, after graduating from law school, working many 90 hour weeks as an attorney for a large automobile company, getting married, he and his wife having their first child, teaching martial arts to the Indian Army and Special Forces, he has written me a lengthy letter detailing my impact on his life! I was very shocked to hear from him after all of these years. I was especially surprised to hear of his gratitude for the impact I had made on his life. Because of all of this, he has decided he wants to bring me to India so that he can show me his country. He also wants to become an instructor within my international grappling association. And, he wants me to find an instructor within my association to come and live with he and his wife for a period of six months or longer so that this instructor can train his daily! He will pay all expenses for this instructor. That's quiet an offer. Continued... Roy Harris
4/25/04 9:45 PM
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Edited: 25-Apr-04
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When he left San Diego several years ago, he wrote to me and asked me to come to India for one year. He said he would pay all of my expenses and give me a decent salary. He would give me the opportunity to travel throughout India on my own. He would allow me to attend medical school free of charge, both eastern and western medicine disciplines. And, since he knew of an individual who would teach me Kallaripayattu, I would be able to learn this ancient and fascinating art. It was quite an offer. However, I turned him down because of my loyalty to my students in San Diego. Now that he is offering a similar deal to my instructors, I do hope one of them takes him up on the offer. Pretty cool huh? 6. The next major update on RoyHarris.com will happen on Monday, June 7. This update will involve a ton of new video-clips. (YES, I know June is a long way off.........but, I am working on some new ideas as well as some feature updates for RoyHarris.com. So, I need to make sure everything works before I go live with it. I am positive you will like the new stuff! 7. I had scheduled a sale at the Harris Academy this weekend. However, due to the movers flaking out on me (they neither showed or called), I had to cancel and reschedule. I will move the sale date back to late May. This will give me time to collect and organize everything myself. I am planning on selling new and used videos, books, training gear, video equipment, software and more. A lot of the stuff will be cheap, very cheap. How cheap you ask? Some of the stuff will go for $1 to $5. Most of the electronic stuff will go for less than $50. 8. Some of you know about the recent hackings on RoyHarris.com. Well, the good news is this: We found out who the guy is! My friends with a certain federal agency will be contacting him very soon. I do hope they are persuasive with him! 9. On May 3rd, I am headed off to Obertshausen, Germany to teach a series of private lessons and a two day BJJ seminar with Mr. Bjoern Friedrich! One of my students will accompany me on this trip. However, since he has fallen in love with this beautiful German girl, I am not sure how much time he will devote to training ! ) 10. On Sunday, May 23rd, I will be teaching an intermediate level guard passing seminar at my academy. I will cover passing the open, butterfly and half guards. The cost to attend this seminar is $50 and is open to the general public. 11. On June 4th, I am headed off to Rochester, New York to teach a two day BJJ seminar at Kyle Saunders BJJ Academy. This is the first seminar where I will be focusing on controlling and attacking from the back. 12. Finally, July is going to be an exciting month for me. Not only will I be traveling to Poland again to teach the summer BJJ camp for Mr. Karol Matuszczak, but I will also be starting something I have been talking about starting for quite some time: I will begin working on obtaining my private pilot's license to fly a helicopter! Woo-hoo! I have already located an school and an instructor. I'll let you know how it goes! Well, that about wraps it up for April. Good training to all of you, Roy Harris pfs@sprintmail.com
4/26/04 5:40 AM
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Edited: 26-Apr-04
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I forgot two things: 1. The dates are set for the new JKD/FMA course. 2. I am headed to Minneaplois, Minnesota, June 11-13. If any of you want to train, let me know! I will make myself available on one of those days. Roy Harris pfs@sprintmail.com
4/26/04 5:00 PM
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Edited: 26-Apr-04
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YAY RYAN !!!! :)
4/26/04 5:00 PM
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oh, and props to everyone else too.
4/27/04 4:39 AM
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Edited: 27-Apr-04
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Cool Roy, which student will come with you? Take care Björn
4/27/04 12:11 PM
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Edited: 27-Apr-04
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Congrats!
4/27/04 5:15 PM
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Edited: 27-Apr-04
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Björn, His real name is Rafael, code name is "Salsa." He will arrive in Germany on April 30 and will be taking care of other business before he comes to train with us. I told him I would like to see him at a couple of our semi-private training sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and evenings. He assured me he would come. He will contact you sometime in the next day or two. Roy Harris

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