Saturday, April 2, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 04/02/16

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:  A rare "normal" day of training at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  Arnis in the morning, kobudo in the afternoon.
Sunday:  Naihanchi and tonfa practice.
Monday: Entire family was sick except for me! My house was fun.
Tuesday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We covered brush grab strike (with empty hand and sticks), played some hubad-lubad, and worked on wrist releases.
Wednesday:  Class at Hidden Sword.
Thursday: Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We covered Anyo Isa and worked on some various wrist releases.
Friday:  Mid-Cities Arnis (in concert with Hidden Sword Martial Arts) hosted +Datu Hartman!  It was a Panantuken seminar, covering Filipino boxing concepts.  It was two and a half hours of awesomeness, something I could study all day long if I got the chance!

The Kidlet and I work a drill together at the Datu Tim Hartman seminar Friday night.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:

Monday:    Conquering Doubts (With Weapons)
Wednesday:  Three is a Magic Number
Friday: Top Five Martial Arts OF ALL TIME!

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  Ranks, Loyalty Programs, Marketing, and You
Thursday: I'm a LARPer (and I'm Okay)


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

It being April Fool's week, there were lots of cool April Fools jokes going on out there (and some lame ones too).  +Jesse Enkamp wrote a post a few years ago for April Fool's that he re-shared this week - and some folks on Google Plus and on Facebook didn't quite get the joke.  If you missed it, here it is:   Why I'm Quitting Traditional Karate

Speaking of +Datu Hartman, we're starting to get video from the 8th Annual FMA Gathering that was held about a week ago.  Here's his demo from that gathering.




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 I'm going to this seminar, and then helping out on a Modern Arnis black belt test for my friend Karen.  She's going to ROCK IT, I know it!  This is the first time I've had the opportunity to do this sort of thing since my teacher +Mark Lynn promoted us almost three years ago.  VERY EXCITING!




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!