What have you been up to this week?
THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY:
Saturday: Covered martial arts classes at Hidden Sword Martial Arts, including kobudo class. It was so cold in the "big room" we use on Saturdays that I moved classes to our normal smaller room. Our parents were grateful.
Sunday: Played tapi-tapi with Mr. Chick and practiced tonfa and bo. While we were re-assembling our Wavemaster in our garage, I got the fingers on my left hand smashed. I don't recommend it.
Monday: Decided to rest the smashed fingers - they feel bone-bruised.
Tuesday: Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis. We worked on kicks - yes, we do them - and a bit of striking, specifically the palm heel.
Wednesday: Practiced tonfa and bo.
Thursday: I had to manage kid appointments today, so I didn't get to teach class. I did practice bo though. Had a bad personal thing happen; I'll be writing about it on Monday.
Friday: Friday night stick fight at Mid-Cities Arnis.
I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday: Brutal Self-Honesty: A Two Sided Coin
Wednesday: Why We Stick Spar
I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday: Beware the Fat Man
Thursday: Five Awful Reasons to Try the Martial Arts
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Must We Teach Self Defense Law?
OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:
Ran across this neat article about the differences between Japanese and Okinawan karate shared by +Corpus Christi Downtown Karate. Read it here: 10 Differences Between Japanese and Okinawan Karate
Here's a nice post that's sort of related to my post of Monday by +Jaro Berce: How to use Praise, Blame and Appreciation!
+Marc MacYoung "fisked" an article by The Self Defence Expert that I thought was interesting and thought provoking . Read it here: Fisking “7 Lies Bad Self-Defence Instructors TellTheir Students”(Or, why one soundbite isn’t as good as another)
NOT MARTIAL ARTS RELATED:
Finally, I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan (American Football - the NFL), and have been since 1991 (the year I moved to Kansas City). My Chiefs actually won a playoff game last weekend for the first time in 22 years. You have no idea how much pain there's been when you're a Chiefs fan over that time, and how huge that is for us. They play today vs. the New England Patriots (while I am in Kobudo class, so I can't watch) in the Divisional Round. Win or lose, it's been a heck of a season.
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:
Glad to be back in Kobudo class in Dallas today!
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!