Saturday, March 12, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 03/12/16

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:  Morning Arnis class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts. Worked with our senior kid student on Anyo Tatlo (empty hand form three), with an eye to him being able to use it in competitions coming up later in the year.  I got in a lot of tonfa practice on our new form as well.
Sunday:  Worked the new tonfa form footwork only.
Monday:  My night off.
Tuesday:   Worked on Anyo Isa (empty hand) at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We don't have many forms, but this one is a foundation form that has a lot of cool applications.
Wednesday:   Hidden Sword had to cancel classes at the last minute, but that's okay, because we have friends coming into town this weekend, so I was able to get a LOT of prep done.
Thursday:  Hubby taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis while I attended my daughter's kindergarten open house.  Of course, they always schedule those things on Tuesdays or Thursdays, the days we have class.
Friday:  Mid-Cities Arnis class.  Reviewed Anyo Isa, working on a particular part most of the students were struggling with.  Then we stick sparred.  Just my luck, I jammed my right pinkie (I jammed - sprained really - my left pinkie and ring finger a few weeks ago).  Luckily I have the meds and equipment necessary for treatment, so I didn't bother to go to a doc.  My grip is quite compromised.

Before I jammed my pinkie.  Bring it, kid!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday:  Of Meat and Tools
Wednesday:  We are the Nerds of Violence


I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  Martial Arts Ruins Everything
Thursday:  The Gift of Fear
Friday:  Who Would Win This Fight: Master Ken vs. John Kreese (Cobra Kai)


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Marc MacYoung made an excellent post this week, very thought provoking.  A State Monopoly on Violence? (and how that influences self-defense)


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:

No matter what, I'll be in tonfa class today.  I just hope I can get the swelling down so my grip isn't TOO compromised.  It's once a month, and it's a class I do not miss if I can possibly help it.

I have friends in for the weekend, so I won't be around much.

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!