Saturday, September 26, 2015


Another week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous martial artsy goodness.

What have you been up to this week?


Saturday: Covered classes at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  Did a lot of bag work (Arnis and TKD classes), a little stick fighting, and then myself and the three other students from Hidden Sword practiced bo for an hour in preparation for our test in October.
Sunday:  I attended a fantastic seminar with Dan Anderson.  I'm planning on writing about it this week.
Monday: Attended class at Hidden Sword.  Reviewed green belt testing material with a student (who did very well) and then practiced some of what we learned at the seminar.  Practiced bo.
Tuesday:  I had an urgent non-life-threatening medical issue with my youngest, so I didn't get to teach class.  Practiced bo.
Wednesday:  My day to stay home with kids while hubby went to Arnis class.  I practiced bo for an hour.
Thursday:  Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis. Worked on palis-palis (empty hand and with a stick), a bit of striking, and Combative Response #1.  Ran through bo quickly.
Friday: Review night at MCA. Also did a bit of stick fighting at the end of class - they're loving it!  Ran through one set of all of my bo material.


I posted two new posts of original content this week:

Monday:  In Search of the Professor
Wednesday: The Value of Slow

By the way, today's post is the 300th post I've published on my blog.

I re-shared three posts:
Tuesday: KIAAA-HA!  The Saga of Diemon Dave
Thursday: Productive Playtime
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Instructors Dating Students


My friend Jay Penfil shared some awesome videos about the use of tonfa.  Given I'm starting the study of tonfa in a few months, I really find it very useful - nary a twirl to be seen.  Here's just one, but there's a bunch more worth your time on their YouTube channel, found here: Michigan Martial Arts Project

A post of mine from this blog that I repurposed for Mid-Cities Arnis was published in the latest issue of FMA Informative Newspaper.  Also there's a great article about MAPA 6, several items from +Brian Johns at +Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts, an article from +Eric Primm and much much more!  You can download the issue (in .pdf form) here.  It was cool to be included!

Brian VanCise posted the documentary "Warrior Arts of the Philippines" on his blog, here.  It's really good stuff, you should definitely watch it!


We're teaching a very basic Women's Self Defense seminar tomorrow at NRH Centre.  This session is mostly focused on situational awareness and basic escapes.

So what did YOU do this week?  What did you train? What did you teach?  Did you see any really cool martial arts stuff online?  Let me know!