Saturday, October 22, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 10/22/16

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:  The first day of the two-day seminar with Datu +Dieter Kn├╝ttel.  Arnis-y nerdy goodness for the Chick, as not only did we learn some neat striking patterns that lead to espada y daga, and some tapi-tapi stuff, but also a sinawali pattern (and y'all know how I LOVE THAT STUFF!!)
Sunday:  Day 2 of Datu Dieter.  Again, nerdy goodness, especially the part that riffed off of one of my favorite drills, the "6 Count Drill" (or "box drill"), that many of us know as a sumbrada or "3-8-12" by inserting abanicos and disarms in the drill.  YAY!  It was 12 hours of training in toto and I enjoyed all of it!
Monday:   I had to stay home, meet the pet sitter, find all of our travel documents, and started gathering stuff for packing.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on Anyo Isa.
Wednesday:  Skipped Arnis to work on last-minute trip stuff.  There are LOTS OF DETAILS, sheesh.
Thursday:  Hubby covered Mid-Cities while I continued working on the trip at home.
Friday: FINAL PACKING DAY.

So happy there's a disarm a'comin!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:  And the Beatings Ensue (with Datu Dieter)
Wednesday:  4 Myths About the Martial Arts (Non-Martial Artists and Newbies Believe)

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  Peace and the Martial Arts
Thursday:  The Politics of Fighting
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Should We Ban Head-Shots in Sparring?


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

The trip has dominated EVERYTHING.  Ugh.  So how about this - will YOU share stuff you saw in the comments so I can check it out?  THANKS!


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today I fly off to the coast and tomorrow I'll be boarding a boat for exotic locales.  I'll lose internet while I'm on my trip - I won't get back in internet range until Friday night.

I am a bit annoyed I can't take any martial arts equipment on the boat with me, but we'll make do.

I'm re-running content from the blog y'all seemed to like all week long, starting tomorrow, so please, keep an eye on the preferred Stick Chick Blog channel of your choice -  Facebook, Google Plus (here or hereTwitter, or even Tumblr - for "best of" blog content all the way through October 30!  I'll try to get a fresh post out on Halloween.

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!