Saturday, August 13, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/13/16

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:  Morning Arnis at Mid-Cities Arnis, then afternoon Kobudo.  This was our last "free" session before we start learning nunchaku, so we've been playing with the bo using concepts from sumbrada (also sometimes known as the 6 count drill or 3-8-12/3-8-5-5-12 to some folks).
Sunday:  Our monthly "Arnis BB" gathering with Mid-Cities Arnis, Hidden Sword, and TNT Self Defense.  We spent much of the day working on concepts around driving and the flow, working tapi-tapi.  We also worked a little bit on Baston Anyo Lima and empty hand Anyo Tatlo.
Monday:  My day off.  I finally got enough rest to feel like I wasn't completely wiped out mentally!  Yay!
Tuesday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Wednesday:  Rare night where Mr Chick and I attended a weeknight Arnis class together at Hidden Sword!
Thursday:  Everybody's on vacation - and school starts in a little over a week - so we had no students for class.  A rare night home.
Friday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis. Worked on sinawali boxing concepts and stick sparring!


I posted this post of original content this week:
Monday:  GUEST POST: Black Belt Isn't Everything
Wednesday:  The Stick Chick Goes to Camp
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are the Olympics Good for the Martial Arts?

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:   Brutal Self-Honesty: A Two Sided Coin
Thursday:  Let's Talk Sticks

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


It's the Olympics!  In the martial arts/sports world, we've seen shooting, fencing, and judo.  Boxing has just started up, and we have wrestling and tae kwon do to come.  I wish they had a martial arts/sports only feed out there, y'know?

I'm still over the moon over this one.  Kayla Harrison Successfully Defends Gold Medal

Olympics time always has lots of great stories of amazing athletes from around the world.  Kayla Harrison's is one of the more compelling ones I've ever heard.  I look forward to seeing what she does next.

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!


This afternoon is the AKATO Kobudo class over in Dallas.  We're starting nunchaku. I will probably look like this:

Found at AC Spahn's Web site here.

Lawd help 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!