Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 06/18/16

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:  Arnis at Hidden Sword in the morning, then my Dallas Kobudo class in the afternoon. This was our last formal class before our next test in July.  I think it as a pretty productive class and I left feeling pretty good.  Well, I left feeling good mentally - some time during the class I strained my ankle, but I didn't realize it until I left and I was walking to my car!
Sunday:  Decided to keep off the ankle.
Monday:  My "night off" due to the ankle.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis. Worked on hubad-lubad and brush-grab-strike.  I love these drills, especially when students get good at hubad-lubad and they start seeing the places to insert strikes or other combative responses.  Ankle was still sort but a lot better.
Wednesday:   Attended Arnis class at Hidden Sword.  We were working drills and patterns off of Baston Anyo Isa, our stick form one.  It was fun!
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on hubad-lubad and brush grab strike more,
Friday:  Light attendance at MCA (lots of people are out of town again) - so I got in a lot of kobudo practice. Yay!

Demonstrating an application of single sinawali


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:   3 Annoying Realities of Being a Martial Artist
Wednesday:  A Plea to the Martial Arts Community About Active Shooter Training
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are Martial Arts Tournaments Important?


I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:   Style Wars
Thursday:  The Myth of Realism

(If you have a good idea for a Face-Off Friday topic, let me know!)

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Nice interview our friend +Way Of Ninja did with +Joelle White.  Worth your time to read HERE.

This right here is badassery.


This sums it up for me - it's one of the reasons we train.



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:

Today is a "normal" day for me - Arnis in the morning, our local kobudo class in the afternoon. Hubby will be training with +Hock Hochheim today on the knife course.

Tomorrow we will do our first "gathering" of the Mid-Cities Arnis, Hidden Sword, and TNT Self Defense to work on getting our Brown Belts ready to test for black belt next year.  We'll be going out to Stephenville, and I think we will have other folks that are not testing come and play, too (which is what we want - we are encouraging all of our students of all ranks to come out and attend).  We'll be doing this once a month until the test date.  Gonna be FUN!


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!