Saturday, November 5, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 11/05/16

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 flew back to Texas from Virginia after our cruise to Bermuda.
Sunday:  Compressed all of our Halloween-y activities into a single day.  Pumpkin carving galore!
Monday:   Halloween and my 26th wedding anniversary.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.   Worked on stances and strikes.
Wednesday:  Banged sticks for the first time in over a week and a half at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  FELT SO GOOD.
Thursday:  Migraine started, so I stayed home and hubby covered Mid-Cities Arnis..
Friday: Felt tons better, so went to class at Mid-Cities Arnis.   Stick sparring night!



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

I posted these posts of original content this week:
Monday:  Getting Dirty (With Disarms)
Wednesday:  11 Common Questions About the Martial Arts - Answered!
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Favorite Martial Art Meme Images?

I re-shared these posts:
Tuesday:  In Defense of Combat Sports
Thursday:  In Search of the Professor


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Oh, one story from the Bermuda trip.

So, we get to Bermuda.  We wait to get off the boat, we wait for ferry tickets, we wait for the tram to the ferry, we wait for the ferry, once we get to Hamilton we walk 1/2 mile and wait for a bus, then we wait while the bus driver has his break...

Three hours and fifty dollars, and we get to this stunning attraction, Admiralty House (all that's left is the ballroom, here):



After laughing our butts off, we decide to explore the park as we had to wait another hour for the bus.  And we found ALL SORTS OF AWESOMENESS.

Man-made secret cave, leading to neat places to swim and dive off cliffs? Check.


Beautiful beach with sparkling blue water?  Check.


The boat in the upper left was run by a water taxi service, and they took us directly back to the boat without all the waiting in lines.  Horrible day that ended on a very high note!

Okay, so let's talk about what I saw that was martial arts related:

The big news floating around the martial arts online world was this story about a man who self-promoted to BJJ Brown Belt rank.  What do you think about this?  Joe McCaffrey Promotes Himself

FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Busy week getting back into the normal routine.  I have to work today - boo - so I am NOT going to kobudo and karate and MUCH DISLIKE.  I will be catching up on that training later on this month.

With the holidays and a new year coming, I'm working on some big changes for this blog.  Stay tuned!

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!