Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 01/09/15

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:  Re-combobulated my house and my martial arts training area in my garage - we moved here in May and it took me this long to get it into shape.  Practiced a bit of bo and tonfa.  Worked with my teacher on curriculum updates he wants to do with Hidden Sword (and thus will affect curriculum at Mid-Cities Arnis).
Sunday:   Private ADE Self Defense session with a mom and daughter - fun doing it off-site for a change! Today I also restarted the strictest portion of my way of eating as a "reboot", if you will.
Monday:  Hidden Sword is back in business!  So glad to be back in class and normal again!
Tuesday:  Took my older daughter to "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" at the theater at a treat.  Hubby taught MCA classes - we have two new students!
Wednesday:  Started getting sick.
Thursday: Got really sick, but I got well enough to teach at Mid-Cities Arnis.  I planned on attending a kobudo review class but after MCA, I was wiped out.
Friday:  Stick sparring night at Mid-Cities Arnis!  Promoted our two "zero" level bands to white band.

Outtake of anyo videos we're recording for our schools for reference.  I.E., me screwing up with happy feet.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday: Big Plans for 2016
Wednesday: The Flake Factor
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Should Head Shots be Banned in Sparring?

I re-shared these posts:
TuesdayA Form is a Form is a Form
Thursday:  GifSet: 1975 Modern Arnis Demo

Fun fact: "The Flake Factor" took me over a year to write.  It was one of those posts that just didn't get no matter how much I worked on it - until this week, that is...

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

+Brian Johns at +Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts shared this article this week that I was all, "HELLS TO THE YEAH!"  Thanks, Brian!  Read it here: Teach Your Girls to Fight

A very old but really intriguing article by Mark Tripp on the origins of Judo and Jujutsu (thanks to Michael Massie for sharing it): The Great Underground Ryu-ha-ha

+Martin Bowes discovered and shared this little gem of a video.  Note there is no yelling and nary a twirl to be seen.




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 we're covering classes at Hidden Sword while my teacher sits on HIS teacher's Black Belt board.  Part of me wishes I could go and watch the test, but I'm good with making sure things run smoothly while my teacher goes over to 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!