Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 05/14/16

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:  Taught at Hidden Sword.  Had a great time playing "Guro Says" with the 12 angles and then having the group work the bags.  When Miss Jackie is running class at Hidden Sword, you know we're going to do some bag work!  Inlaws are visiting as well, and they took the kids out of town for the weekend, so it was nice to spend some time with Mr. Chick.  Of course, we practice martial arts - what else would we do in a kid-free house for the weekend?
Sunday:  Mother's Day!  Went to see "Captain America: Civil War".  Loved it.  Go Team Cap!
Monday:  My "day off".  Hung out with inlaws.
Tuesday:   Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked sinawali and our combative responses.
Wednesday:   Skipped class, as I had to have a gum infection dealt with in the afternoon and the drugs made me tired and loopy and my face hurt.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on Anyo Isa, wrist releases, and oblique and front kicks.
Friday: Mid-Cities Arnis - worked with our senior student on disarming concepts, including double-stick disarms. Then in stick sparring we worked inserting off of single sinawali (as an attribute drill - nobody actually fights that way, y'all) and then different  actions once the insertion is made.

Working "X-Pattern" Sinawali

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted this post of original content this week:
Monday:  5 Ways To Tell If You're Watching a Demonstration (Versus a Fight)
Wednesday:  Viva La Resistance!

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  Pondering Green Belt
Thursday:  Demo Daze
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Contracts or No Contracts?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

The Metroplex Arnis Players Alliance next gathering, MAPA 9, is SATURDAY, MAY 21 in Haslett, TX. This is our two-year anniversary gathering, and all y'all are invited to attend if you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (or are coming through town).  You can learn more at the Facebook event here or by downloading the flyer here.

I enjoyed watching Jake Mace getting repeated hit in the groin by Master Ken a little too much.


Well, do you, bro?



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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 Kobudo day, so I have to go over to Dallas and tonfa stuff.  I've been practicing and I think I finally have this stuff down.  Of course, since it is the week of the "big" class, I strained my right arm pretty good in Arnis class last night.  FUN FUN FUN.

We're putting in our order for our next weapon - the dreaded (by me, anyway) nunchaku.  This is the one weapon I'm not super looking forward to, to be honest.

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!