Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity 04/23/16

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 "normal" day!  Arnis in the morning at Hidden Sword (where we played sinawali with kobudo weapons - bo and tonfa - FUN!) and afternoon Kobudo.  I think I finally got my tonfa form-from-hell under control.
Sunday:  Naihanchi status - still sucks.
Monday:  Covered classes at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  For the kids' class, pushups and planks, Anyo Isa, and then half and hour of hitting the bags hard.  For the adult class, we played with the five Combative Responses, with double stick, empty hand, and knife, in different ways. Very fun day!
Tuesday:   Helped cover Hidden Sword classes w/my older daughter while Mr. Chick taught at MCA.  I did get a run of that tonfa form that's been my bugaboo and I'm much better at it now.
Wednesday:  My day off.
Thursday:  Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Anyo fine-tuning.
Friday: Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Taught Baston Anyo Dalawa and stick sparred.




BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week (via my guest poster, +Michael Mahaffey ):

Monday:   Kicking RA's Ass Part 1:Enter A Martial Arts Junkie
Tuesday:  Kicking RA's Ass Part 2:  Rheumatoid Arthritis - What it is, and why it it SUCKS
Wednesday:   Kicking RA's Ass Part 3: Rolling Right Over RA

I re-shared these posts:
Thursday: A Team of One
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Handling Rank When Changing Schools


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Happy birthday to Mr. Chick!

+Hock Hochheim's program was "Cracked"!  I assure you, it takes more than a week to learn knife fighting (because Mr. Chick is in this program now - and boy howdy, he comes home tired!).  Read it here: 6 Shockingly Hardcore Skills You Can Learn In Under A Week







Want to write about the martial arts but don't want to go to the trouble of maintaining a blog or using social media to share what you write? Guest posting for this blog might be for you!  Ping me privately on G+ or make a comment below and I'll reach out to you (you can also reach me via Twitter, here).

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 is a "normal" day - but I'm going to start buckling down and working on tons of forms that I sorta know in preparation for training with my teacher in the Memphis area next weekend. 

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!