Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 09/17/16

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:  Started training at our "Okinawan Karate Club" and then trained in nunchaku at Kobudo.  Nunchaku is a lot easier than I was anticipating - and thus far, has been the easiest of the kobudo weapons for me to pick up.
Sunday: Kevin attended +Hock Hochheim's Knife Course so I stayed home and did chores.
Monday:  My night off!
Tuesday:  Had to stay home from Mid-Cities Arnis with Younger Daughter.  It is a good thing we have two of us teaching so I can do that on occasion.
Wednesday:  Attended class at Hidden Sword Marital Arts.  Worked on sinawali and two stick vs. 1 stick drills.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on self defense with the kiddos and Dos Manos in Force Necessary.
Friday:Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Review and stick sparring goodness!

Working our "swim out" self defense technique


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted this post of original content this week:
Monday:  Martial Arts Study (Just for the Fun of It)
Wednesday:  A Black Belt is a Black Belt is a Black Belt

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:   How to Get More Women In Your Martial Arts School
Thursday:  We're All Full of It: The Pervasiveness of Shenanigans Among Serious Martial Artists
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Only Fighting Ability Matters?

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


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I haven't been mentioning kubudo practice in my daily round-up, but nunchaku practice is going well.  Thus far, it's been the easiest weapon in our kobudo program for me to pick up.  I don't know if I should be relieved, or a little worried about it!

Marc MacYoung put out another great blog on an important topic - check it out.  Tribes, Super-tribes and Uber-tribes

Todd got promoted this week!



FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today we're driving to Houston to attend a seminar by Master Romeo Bollares at Clear Lake Modern Arnis. Very excited to meet more of the folks at Clear Lake and to create connections there!

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!