Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 05/07/16

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:  Big day, as I spent most of it reviewing everything I've forgotten in Ryukyu Kempo, being placed in painful locks, and getting thrown around a bit.  I got to meet +James Bullard in person and he showed me all sorts of good stuff.  Nice to be able to connect with him - after all, he's a "relative" of mine in Ryukyu Kempo.
Sunday:  Oh lord, I'm old. So tired and sore.
Monday:  Really.
Tuesday:   Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We went to our two hours a night schedule (a "family" class and adult class) this week.
Wednesday:   Attended class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts. We were working on double-stick disarms and variants, plus we worked on the classical disarms off the 12 Angles of Modern Arnis.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on applications of Combative Response #1, including using different weapons.
Friday: Mid-Cities Arnis stick sparring night!  Okay, okay, we also did other stuff like review what we'd gone over this week, too.




BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted this post of original content this week (no post Monday due to the trip):
Wednesday: The Art Within My Art (Is Not Arnis)

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  Dancing with the Martial Arts
Thursday:  Just Call Me the Mayor of Newbietown
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Instructors and Students Dating

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I think you'd agree with me - yes, it's time to #PROMOTETODD.




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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:

It's not a "normal Saturday", as my teacher is having a Tae Kwon Do black belt test today.  I have Arnis in the morning, and I'll practice tonfa, bo, and Ryukyu Kempo stuff on my own.  My inlaws are in town and are taking the kidlets on a weekend trip down to Austin, so I'll have plenty of practice time.

What, what else would we do in a kid-free house for the weekend?

Happy Mother's Day, y'all!

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!