Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 10/15/16

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:  My monthly sojourn over to Dallas to study karate (we're working on Pinan Nidan) and kobudo (nunchaku yay!).  The weather has finally turned from "OH MY GOD I'M GONNA DIE" hot to "It's a bit warm out here" so we trained outside.   I learned the end of Nunchaku Ichi and our 7 step drill, and I got to piss off a bunch of ants by hitting the bark off a tree with the ropey-whacksticks.
Sunday:  Trip prep continues.  Pet sitter came by and we finalized those plans.  WAY better value than boarding, y'all.
Monday:  My night off.  Made steaks (did not defrost - seared them in a pan frozen then baked at 275 for 20 minutes - DEEELICIOUS).
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis. We worked on our self defense techniques for the Orange and Green belt levels.
Wednesday:  Went to Arnis class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  It was a special treat, as Datu +Dieter Knüttel is in town and we spent class working with him.  VERY FUN.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Friday: Due to conflicts, we canceled class.  That's ok, I spent the night cooking!



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:  For the Love of the Ropey-Whackstick
Wednesday:  Hacking Forms
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Best Martial Arts Communities Online?

HEY- not too late to respond to my Friday post - I really want to know where you like to get your martial arts information online, so let me know!

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  I'm Really a Black Belt!
Thursday:  Attack of the Brain Fart

I'm over on Quora, and I answered the question "What are the most overrated weapons of all time?"  It apparently struck a nerve and is the most popular thing I've written over there, so please, check it out (and are you surprised by my answer?):  MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I find ALL SORTS of good martial arts stuff that gets shared on the blog Facebook page. You can like it RIGHT HERE: The Stick Chick Blog on Facebook.



Very funny - and true - article over at Cracked. It isn't new, but it's new to me.  Check it out: 5 Signs That Someone Isn't Actually a Badass

I posted this week over on my Facebook page (huh, imagine that, I mentioned it again):




FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

This weekend I'm at our Modern Arnis seminar with Datu +Dieter Knüttel.  I'm sure I'll acquire many bruises, learn many things, and have a ton of fun. This is my last major seminar (as far as I know) this year, so it's good to end the year on a very high note.

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!