Saturday, July 2, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/02/16

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:  Due to car issues, I only got to attend Arnis in the morning.  We tested several students at Hidden Sword for their next rank, and I was impressed at how well some of our students returning from break did - and was happy to sign off on their next rank.
Sunday:  Practiced a bit of kobudo, but with all the drama of the week - I had to catch up on chores!
Monday:  Went to Hidden Sword for Arnis class.  We worked on several drills that lead the student into playing tapi-tapi. Fun night.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  In the Family class we reviewed block+check. In the adult class, we tested one of our students for his next rank - and he passed with flying colors!
Wednesday:   My night off.
Thursday:  Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on strike mechanics and stick strike/empty hand or kick combinations.
Friday:  New month, new students!  We had four new students in class, so while Mr. Chick reviewed the week with our continuing students, I worked with our new students on orienting them into our art, and the 12 Angles of Attack.

Our testing class (minus one, who had to leave before the picture was taken) at Hidden Sword


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:   Rank Hath No Privilege
Wednesday:  We Are Poor Judges (of Ourselves)

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:   Context is Everything
Thursday:  4 Profound Life Lessons (Learned in the Martial Arts)
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Should Kids Be Taught Weapons?

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

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Nice drill published by the guys at Bayani Warrior.  Got me thinking...

Nice post over at Wim Demeere's blog about using real life video to learn self defense.  How to learn self-defense from video footage



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, but it's my last formal kobudo class with my teacher before we test for rank next week over in Dallas.

It's a Holiday Weekend!  For those of you in Canada - hope Canada Day was awesome!  For those of you in the United States - take a moment and read through the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day, will you?  I like to read it this time of year, just to remind me.


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!