Saturday, October 3, 2015

MY WEEK IN STICK CHICKIVITY 10/03/15


Here's how my week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous martial artsy goodness went.

What have you been up to this week?

TRAINING AND TEACHING:

Saturday: One hour of Arnis, then an hour of Kobudo. Got some good corrections on my one-steps, but I strained my wrist pretty good.  Luckily, it wasn't too serious.
Sunday: Taught ADE Women's Self Defense session at NRH Centre.  Took it easy on my wrist so I didn't practice with a weapon.
Monday: Got sick, didn't train.
Tuesday: Still sick, didn't train or teach.
Wednesday:  Still sick, whined about it on the blog, didn't train.
Thursday: Taught Arnis class.  It's the first of the month and we have two new students signing up!
Friday:  Review time, teaching our new "zero belts", and a bit of stick sparring wraps up the week.  Finally got to practice bo again, too!  Yay!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these new posts of original content this week:

Monday: Martial Arts Ruins Everything
Wednesday: Too Sick, Too Tired
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: How Long To Earn a Black Belt?

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday: In Defense of Violence
Thursday: Roots and Branches

I also write for our school's blog.  Each week is a post about a different martial arts value (and thanks for all your help on the topic, folks).  This week's post was on PATIENCE.

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Marc MacYoung posted a great post called "The Conflict Cycle" - about how conflict happens, and detailing his theory of the human brain, the monkey brain, and the lizard brain.  Very insightful - long read but worth your time.

Hock Hochheim wrote a nice post about firearms in the USA here.  If you are NOT in the USA, you might find it interesting.

Interesting article about fitness - and how you can't always tell by just looking.  Being Fit vs. Looking Fit

Neat video of a Hung Gar staff demo over on Facebook - you really should check it out here, even if you don't have/like Facebook.  Worth your time.

And I can't share this article enough (which I found via Kelly Worden on Facebook): 10 Important Things To Know About Violence

FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today's the last day I have to practice with my teacher before my Kobudo test next week.  Since I missed so much training this week, I have to spend extra practice time over the next week to make sure I'm ready to test.  I'm feeling good for the test, but it doesn't hurt to EXTRA practice, right?

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!