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!
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!