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?


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.


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


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!


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!