Saturday, May 28, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 05/28/16

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:  Took youngest daughter to Tae Kwon Do and got some good kobudo practice in while she was in class.  That afternoon I attended MAPA 9.  I will have a full write-up with pictures this week. ;)
Sunday:  Worked on bo forms a bit and a run through of the tonfa (footwork only).
Monday: My day off.  I use this night to make a dinner that will have some leftovers throughout the week.  I remember a time where I had more than one night a week to make dinner...
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on x-pattern sinawali, worked on aspects of brush-grab strike, worked on Anyo Isa (form and applications of the form) and I worked with our new Adult student on her "zero level" material.
Wednesday:   Attended  Arnis class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  I worked tapi-tapi with our senior adult black belt, mostly right on right, playing with the idea of thinking a little bit ahead to get your opponent where you want them.
Thursday:  Worked combative responses (double-stick and empty hand), stances, and our "zero level" material (the 12 Angles of Attack, our 6 count blocking drill, and Single Sinawali).
Friday:  Played a bunch of tapi-tapi and sumbrada, worked on basics, and introduced our new adult student to the joys of stick sparring!

Playing sumbrada.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted this post of original content this week:
Monday:  Muscle Memory (Override)
Wednesday:  Roll for Attributes
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: When to Introduce "Alive" Training, or Resistance

Based on the response to Wednesday's post on my Facebook, in Twitter, and in other places...

I LOVE YOU GUYS.


I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  You're Never Too Old to Start the Martial Arts
Thursday:  Injury: Just Train


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Neat article discussing European medieval flail weapons - and the possibility that they didn't actually exist;  The Curious Case of the Weapon that Didn’t Exist

FMA Junkie on Facebook shared this wonderful video from Funker Tactical - and damn, someday I hope to be a tenth as good as these guys are.


+Hock Hochheim posted a nice (and maybe controversial) discussion of the Kerambit over on his blog.  Check it out here:  The Kerambit Gambit Handicap



If I missed a neat video or article or other martial arts related thing of note, let me know in the comments!  I'm still looking for guest bloggers - if you want to try your hand at writing an article for the Stick Chick Blog, hit me up, thanks!


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

It's Memorial Day weekend here in the United States.  Americans, please take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives in the service of our country, thank you.   I plan to try to rest up a bit - running as hard as I do, I need every moment of downtime I can find.

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!