Saturday, October 10, 2015

MY WEEK IN STICK CHICKIVITY 10/10/15

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: Arnis and Kobudo practice.  My teacher thinks we're looking good leading into our test - I hope he's right!
Sunday: Bo practice.
Monday:  Arnis class and bo practice.  We reviewed block/check/counter and worked a bit of "pelit-pelit", a back and forth drill that is somewhat related to block/check/counter.
Tuesday: Taught arnis.  We had two new adults trying class - both older guys with not a ton of martial arts experience.
Wednesday:  Practiced bo.
Thursday: Taught Arnis.  Both of the visiting adults signed up for class!
Friday: Taught Arnis.  We have so many zero belts, we really had to work on that material for the entire class, so no stick fighting this week.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday: A Team of One
Wednesday: Shifting Gears (and now you know where the Stick Chicktivity image in this post comes from)

I re-shared these posts:
TuesdayKIAAA-HA! The Awesome Films of Cüneyt Arkın
Thursday: CROSS POST: That Parent: The Coach by our friend +Joelle White!
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Shoes, or no Shoes?

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 Confidence, and you can read it here.

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Ran across a nice blog post on aging in Karate over on Facebook. I've written about aging in the martial arts myself some time back (here and here). I like the thoughtful consideration of the impact of aging on rank.  Should old martial artist be reduced in Dan rank due to failing bodies?

Active Self Protection posted a breakdown and analysis of an unprovoked attack on an elderly woman here.  This particular scenario is nearly impossible to defend against.  Gives you lots to think about when thinking about self defense.

FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today's my Kobudo test on the bo.  I'll be writing about it on Monday. Will I have actual pictures of me in a white gi?  You'll have to check the blog on Monday to find out!

Hubby is attending HKI Kyusho Camp this week.  He texted me last night saying he'd already been knocked out and was having a great time!

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!