Saturday, July 30, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity 07/30/16

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:  Morning Arnis class at Hidden Sword.  Then Mr. Chick and I played with our Brown Belt in tapi-tapi, then it was kobudo in the afternoon.
Sunday:   Taught our four-hour Women's Self Defense course.  Great group and we had a great time!
Monday:  I attended Arnis class at Hidden Sword.
Tuesday:  Flew to Detroit, Michigan to visit my sister and to attend (later in the week) Modern Arnis Unity Camp.
Wednesday:   I took a nap. VACATION, baby!
Thursday:  Spent the morning at the Adventure Park at West Bloomfield.  We did two "easy" courses and an intermediate course.  Y'all know how much I LOVE this stuff, right?  It was AWESOME.  I'd do it every day if I could - so fun!  Yes, my legs and shoulders paid the price, but it wasn't as bad as I was fearing. Plus, my sister gave Older Kidlet her belated 16th birthday present - a car!  You can imagine how shocked the kid was!
Friday:  First day of Modern Arnis Unity Camp.  It was an incredibly long and busy day.  I will be writing up stuff in more detail in future posts, but by the end of the day, my brain was toast, my body was tired, my feet hurt, and I was a happy camper.

 Photo Credit: Paul Della Mora

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Writing was incredibly difficult this week, and I didn't even get my planned guest posts finished before I had to leave for Michigan.  So not a great week blogging-wise.

I posted this post of original content this week:
Monday:  The Safety Dance

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  My Wish List: Body Armor
Thursday:  In Search of the Professor

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

We published another meme at Mid-Cities Arnis this week.




OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I was gone most of the week and I've hardly been online.  I'm sure there's all sorts of cool stuff in the martial arts world this week, but I didn't see it.  SHARE NEAT STUFF YOU'VE RUN ACROSS IN THE COMMENTS, please!

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:

I have two more days of Modern Arnis Unity Camp and then we drive back to Texas. I will arrive back home on Tuesday night.  It will be a while before I have a fresh post - due to the trip and everything, it's been very hard to write!

I hope all of you are having a productive martial arts week!

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!