Hell Yes, I for one think it's a brilliant idea. the weekend is also good as there less of a chance of it clashing with other work things. as for the quetstions
3) Wouldn't mind sharps
We'll i've never had to face a sharp in a grading or otherwise so am a little aprehensive that the first time i'll encounter a sharp will be in a grading!(obviously whether shaprs can be brought on depend on what grades turn up! But i think definitely weapons, multiple attackers(with and without weapons and not neesserily jsut 2 man) and NNK should be covered. maybe for more fun and diversity some kind of Bo/Jo staff techniques or bokken work?
4) For events like these i think the more the merrier philosophy applies, ovbiously it depends on the size of the location and how many instructors come. if there are space availibe after ours and swansea then i know quite a few people from the west country that would possible be interested in attending.
But big or small it's def something i'd go to
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