Saturday, November 21, 2015

My Week in Stick Chicktivity 11/21/15

Here's how my week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous Filipino Martial Arts-y artsy goodness went.

What have you been up to this week?

THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY:

Saturday:  Taught ADE Self Defense class.  This  class focuses on awareness, avoidance, and escape (versus fighting).  I enjoy teaching this class - we are working on a new format for the new year, though, as we've done it enough times that we think we can improve it.
Sunday:  Caught up on chores, but I did play with my tonfa a bit.
Monday:  Attended Arnis class.  Very fun class, played some hubud-lubud.
Tuesday: Disaster struck!  Tuesday afternoon I had severe back spasms start up.  Stayed home on a heating pad.  I am so grateful that there are two of us teaching at MCA.  If it were just me I would have still taught class but it would have been bad news.
Wednesday:  Back issues continued.  I was miserable.
Thursday: Finally went to a doc. Got meds. Helped some.  Stayed home from MCA class.
Friday: Feeling a little better.  I did attend MCA Class but I was very careful about moving around - I have a seminar today and I want to be able to participate 100%.



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday:  Ronda's Loss is a Win for Women in Combat Sports (and the Martial Arts)
Wednesday: Dancing with the Martial Arts  

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday: In Defense of Performance Martial Arts 
Thursday: THAT GUY: The Philosopher
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Earning Rank Online

I also write for our school's blog.  This week's value was Respect for Others, and I wrote about it here.  I also reworked an old Stick Chick blog post and posted it:  When Mat Time is Family Time

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Well, I didn't see much, as I was laying down on a heating pad for much of the week.  Coincidentally, +Ando Mierzwa posted about Back Pain in the Martial Arts so I'm thinking I need to blame him for my miserable week (just kidding, Ando).

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 is my last seminar of the year - with the awesome +Datu Hartman.  Info about it is here and if you're in the area, you don't want to miss this seminar!

Glad to see Datu Tim, but I'm sad to miss Kobudo class, though.  It's the first time I've done that (and something I try very hard to avoid, as it's only once a month with the group over in Dallas).

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!