Changes at MAP

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Mitch, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Just to let everyone know that Simon has decided to leave MAP, effective immediately.

    He has been an enormous asset to the site over many years, always ready to post videos and help fellow MAPpers. He has been instrumental in building the MAP Meets into the hugely enjoyable and successful events they are now, events that have raised significant sums for charity as well as bringing many MAPpers together to enjoy training.

    On a personal level, he has become a friend, as well as someone I respect for their ability and knowledge.

    He has a lot on his plate with his own teaching and the development of HAVOC in the UK, for which I wish him every success. Those attending the MAP Meet in 2019 will get to see him there :)
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Oh no! That sucks. I hope he's alright and he can make a return at some point.
  3. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Saw this coming a few days ago, but it is still a great shame - I found Simon to be very helpful and community minded, never unwilling to cut into his own time, if he thought he could help.

  4. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter


    Driving force on here and a good friend to all as well .
    He will be sadly missed (Or can he be persuaded to rethink ?)

  5. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Damn. Always enjoyed Simon's posts and videos and his willingness to help others.. Hope he comes back at some point. I wish him all the best through.
  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Well thats sucks..
  7. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    Yeah , the news was very sadly received by the mods , we’re really going to miss him , I’d just like to echo Mitch in wishing him well in any future endeavours .
  8. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Huge respect for Simon and I hope this is a temporary thing
  9. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    Wish Simon all the best, he's put in some great effort here.
    Hope to see you around posting from time to time.
    Don't be a stranger. :)
  10. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    All the best Simon! I hope your concentrated efforts in your endeavours bring you success.

    I enjoyed the input you gave on the forum and in many cases the time to make personalised advice.

    Take care :)
  11. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    That's a pity, he seemed to be a genuine chap.

    I wish him well in his future uses of time!
  12. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Sorry to see Simon go and I wish him all the best with everything
  13. Morik

    Morik Well-Known Member Supporter MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Sorry to see you go Simon.
    I appreciated many of your posts, as well as your video responses on bag work threads.
  14. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I wish you all the best, Simon. Thank you for all you have done over the years.
  15. robertmap

    robertmap Valued Member

    Glad he's gone - now I am the most handsome mapper :) :) :)

    Hope he has as much fun as is allowed and is mega successful at everything he does.
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  16. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

    I don't know him as well as many here, but still very sad to see him go.
  17. ned

    ned Valued Member

    Met and trained with Simon a couple of times over the years and both times was impressed by his energy and enthusiasm. Also he was very knowledgeable on the arts I'm familiar with and equally adept at passing on an understanding of those new to me.
  18. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Huge thanks to Simon for the tremendous work he’s put into making MAP successful.

    I wish him all the best for the future, but trust he’ll still continue to post.
  19. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mitch's words were that Simon has left MAP, not that he stepped down as an admin.

    He won't be posting, nor will he be seeing people talking about the impact he had on them and how helpful he was to them and to the success of MAP.:(
  20. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Seems I was incorrect and Simon has seen all the well wishes and thoughts about his leaving after all. He wanted me to pass along to all of you that he is touched by the kindness expressed here. :)
    Morik, Monkey_Magic, Dan93 and 4 others like this.

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