Saturday, December 17, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 12/17/16

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:  Classes were changed at the last minute, so I ended up staying home.  I did get in a bit of kobudo practice (empty handed - I reviewed by bo and tonfa matieral).
Sunday:  Got caught up on chores, got in a bit of practice (again, empty handed but nunchaku this time - I don't have much space at home to practice so I get what I can get, y'know?)
Monday:   My night off.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  .
Wednesday:  Attended class at Hidden Sword.  This is the last regular class of the year - and we covered details of the abanico strike and abainco corto, so it ended on a high note with something I love to practice.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Friday: Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We focused on defense, working the "Dos Manos" blocking method, and we played "fight through the forest" with soft sticks and empty handed, moving backwards defending against an attack thorough various obstacles in your way.  Very fun!



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:   Martial Arts and Injury: the Real Risks (and Why We Love It)
Thursday:  Why Stick Sparring ROCKS!

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   Of Meat and Tools
Wednesday:  Risk Management
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Fighting, or Self Defense?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I shared this quote on my Facebook Page this week (and I shared a bunch of other stuff you'll only see there, so why not give it a like if you do that Facebook thang?):



I think I may have shared this video before, but I'll share it again because it's GM Rodel Dagooc, and he's always worth your time to watch.




FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

It's the holidays, and formal training is slowing down.  Mr. Chick has a tradition of calculating how much training/teaching time he had in the martial arts.  I decided to do the same thing, and here's the result, reviewing my calendar:

In 2016 I had approximately 400 hours of martial arts "activity" - attending classes, teaching classes, and attending seminars and camps.  I have no way to calculate practice time so I'll go with the "formal" number I can account for.

Busy year!

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!