Saturday, October 8, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 10/08/16

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:  I won't call it a "normal" day any more, I guess, as having a day of Arnis, practice, and then kobudo at Hidden Sword has become the exception, not the rule!  But.. yeah, normal day.
Sunday:  We're getting ready for a big trip at the end of the week, so I spend this entire day working our checklists and shopping for some of our last minute needs.  Plus, hubby and I going super-ketogenic for the weeks prior to the trip, so I spent a lot of time prepping veggies.
Monday:  My night off.  I cooked low carb food. :)
Tuesday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Wednesday:  Went to class at Hidden Sword.  Worked on our Defensive Responses and actually got in a little bit of nunchaku work too.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Friday:  Worked on sinawali at Mid-Cities Arnis, then stick sparring.

Me working nunchaku striking patterns.
Want to see the whole thing?  Click here.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:  REAL LIFE FIGHTS: Showdown at the 7-11
Wednesday:  GUEST POST: Book Review: Self Defense Against a Dog Attack by Loren Christensen

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:   Pain and Joy
Thursday:  A Question of Trust
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are Forms Obsolete?

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

I am moving my blog content on Facebook from my personal profile to a page for the Stick Chick Blog.  The Stick Chick Blog on Facebook.

There's stuff I post on the Stick Chick Blog on Facebook you won't see in other channels, so please, like it and share it with your friends.  Thanks!

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

NEXT WEEKEND! Datu +Dieter Kn├╝ttel is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth - my teacher is hosting him in Roanoke, TX!  If you can possibly make it - YOU WANT TO.  Datu Dieter is AMAZING and I highly recommend that you see him if you can (so why not in Texas?).

By the way, he was promoted to 10th Degree last weekend at the East Meets West camp in Germany.  There's a Facebook event right HERE.
I posted this on Facebook this week.  It's literally why I ended up starting martial arts in the first place!



It's been a while since I saw a martial arts comedy video that wasn't "Enter the Dojo" and that made me laugh out loud.  AND HERE IT IS - genius!


Speaking of Master Ken, I am impressed with how well these episodes are planned and produced.




FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today I go study Okinawan Karate and Kobudo.  I sorta wish this was a weekly class, instead of monthly, even if I have to drive about an hour one-way to go to class.  I like the people I train with, I love the material, and it's fun to geek out with those folks.  Ah well, once a month will have to do.

Sunday is my last free day to put our stuff in order for our trip.  Yes, this trip is stressing me out - so much to plan for and prepare!  It's a cruise, so I'll be without internet for about five days, and honestly, out of pocket for about a week all-told.

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!