Saturday, October 17, 2015

MY WEEK IN STICK CHICKIVITY 10/17/15

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 in the morning, Kobudo test in the afternoon.  I wrote about below.
Sunday:  Took a day off!  Hubby returned from a martial arts camp in which he got knocked out a couple of times.
Monday:  Saturday's test came home to roost with extremely sore muscles.  I went to bed early.
Tuesday: Arnis class.  Taught Anyo Isa to our White Band and promoted our zero level students to White (we have in our curriculum a "zero level" where they learn the 12 angles, empty hand sinawali, and our 6 count blocking drill to "earn" white band).
Wednesday:  Day off. Actually ran through the bo just to keep it fresh.
Thursday: Taught Arnis class.  Our new White bands played Sinawali, while a student getting ready to test at the end of the month practiced Anyo Isa.
Friday: Quick review of the week's material and then stick sparring.  Everybody had a great time!

Myself and one of our new Adult students stick sparring Friday night


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday:  Kobudo: Testing the Big Stick
Wednesday: Promotion Time
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Disabilities and Promotions

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  THAT GUY: Overly Macho Guy
ThursdayGuest Post: Cliff Tutor with the Jab

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 Perseverence, and you can read it here.  I also reworked an old post from this blog, here: A Parent's Guide to the Martial Arts.

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Nice article from Wim Demeere on common sense and self defense.  Read it here.

Ran across a very interesting article on self defense, awareness, and pattern recognition.  Read it here.

Did you know that celebrity chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain is a BJJ Blue Belt?  I didn't either - here's a cool story about how BJJ is Bourdain's new passion.


If I missed a neat video or article or other martial arts related thing of note, let me know in the comments!


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today I start studying tonfa with my teacher, and tomorrow we teach Women's Self Defense at NRH Centre.

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!