Pawa Netherlands

On the 7th of June Owen and myself flew to Holland to teach at a Pawa workshop on the invitation of Philip (Chaos), a PAWA representative of Netherlands recognizable by his latest video, 'seamless transitions'. We stayed at his house enjoying the immense hospitality of him and his parents till the monday when we flew back.
The PAWA workshop was held on Saturday with around 160 people in attendance out of the 220 that had signed for it, but the weather forecast scared many away. Along with Owen, me and the Dutch instructors were 7 of the French including Karim, Ramon, Kazuma and Bruno. Seb Goudot had a family birthday to attend :).

We were given around 20 people each to lead in groups with the French staying at certain spots to teach as well, while we walked (or ran) our group from spot to spot. The language barrier for some of the French made it hard for them to teach, but it wasn't so bad. Kazuma lead the warm up outside and there were 8 spots, all outside except one in the gym. Philip managed to get permission from police and shop keepers to let this happen.
I think a lot of people were a bit surprised when they discovered that there would not be as much playing as they thought and most would be drills and strength work. At the beginning with my group there was some reluctance ut people got more involved later on, a few much more than others. I liked at the end when Karim, one of the original traceurs with David and Sebastien commented that if it was real training, they would not be walking out like they were, ie) without pain.
I think my group were pushed and I hope they enjoyed the training and took something from it, I really enjoyed teaching them.
Thanks a lot to Philip and his parents, and I hope to see you, Brian and Marvin in the UK soon.

Chilling in the sitting room watching 'Urban Style' lol

Hitting Amsterdam after the workshop at 1am

Some of the people who attended (a bunch had left before the shot)

Some of the French guys after the workshop

Karim working the powerball

BBQ after the workshop at Philip's house.....SO much food was amazing :-)

Holland instructors

Just gathering for Kazuma's warmup

On the way to Lunch

Instructor's lunch yummy

Naked crew....:/

Playing on the park the day before the workshop

FATTY....nah me and owen didnt have chips....no way :S

Towel whippage

Final logistics

People pouring in and owen looking very 'with it'

Me and Owen's love nest

First night inspecting and trying out the spots for the workshop

The port of much air