Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 12/12/15

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

What have you been up to this week?

THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY:

Saturday:  Arnis class in the morning.  Worked with some mid-to-high level belts at Hidden Sword to perfect the sinawali patterns they know, focusing in on proper targeting and chambering. Nice discussion and practice of the fundamentals.  Taught ADE Self Defense in the afternoon.  Good day!
Sunday:  It was the 2 year anniversary of the blog!  I wrote about it below.  Spent the day thus: writing, writing, bathe, writing, Chiefs game, writing, laundry, writing, grocery shopping, Christmas Decorations, writing, bo and tonfa, sleep.
Monday:  Attended class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  Played a bit of sumbrada, which I'm always up for - I love it.
Tuesday: Taught Combative Responses #1 and #2 empty handed at Mid-Cities Arnis.  These are from the Kombatan side of our training, and always very practical and fun.
Wednesday:  My day off.  Ran quickly through bo; couldn't get the room to practice tonfa.
Thursday: Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Continued on Combative Response #1 and #2 with sticks.
Friday: Review and stick sparring night at Mid-Cities Arnis.  I love stick sparring night.  It's a great way to end our week.

I was playing two sticks vs. his one.  BOOM BOOM!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Sunday: It's the 2 Year Anniversary of the Stick Chick Blog!
Monday:  Filipino Martial Artists: The MacGuvyers of the Martial Arts World
Wednesday: A Secret of the 12 Angles of Attack Revealed (to me)
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Martial Arts Videos on the Internet - Good or Bad Idea?

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday: Four Hand
Thursday: The Purple Knuckles Club

I also write for our school's blog.  This week's value was Self Control (my kids this week were antsy as all get-out, so this was great timing for this value) and I wrote about it here.

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

My friend +Abel Mann Martinez shared this on Facebook and I have watched it several times.  It's the tekpi (Malaysian version of the weapons known to most of us as the Sai from the Okinawan arts) and it is so... smooooth.



The next +Metroplex Arnis Players Alliance  gathering, MAPA 8 Winter Gathering, is scheduled for January 30, 2016 in Mesquite, TX.  Like the Facebook page and come train with us!

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:

Hooray!  Today I get to go to kobudo with AKATO over in Dallas!  I didn't get to go to the November session due to +Datu Hartman's seminar.  Glad to be back on track!

Mr. Chick is spending the weekend at +W. Hock Hochheim Combatives' PAC Black Belt weekend (we're hosting it at our rec center - he's not testing).  He's been going to PAC all year long, so it's the wrap-up seminar.  Next year he starts knife with Hock every month.

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!