Saturday, December 3, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 12/3/16

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:  A bit of practice at home, then slaying dragons.
Sunday:  Caught up on chores.
Monday:   My night off, so I made dinner.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on the mechanics of the front kick.
Wednesday:  Attended classes at Hidden Sword.  It was a rare weeknight that Mr. Chick and I attended the same class together, which is always fun.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on Anyo Isa and some physical fitness drills..
Friday: Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Reviewed the principle of angling (and why you do it vs. someone trying to hit you) and the physics of a strike and where you would prefer to be in the arc of the strike if you just HAVE to get hit.  Then we stick sparred - yay!

The family that beats on each other with sticks together, um, sticks together.  Me, Mr. Chick and Younger Daughter.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:   What's in Your Gear Bag?

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:  Gold Medals (in Olympic Shenanigans)
Wednesday:  Kiaaa-HA! Grand Master Pete and Yung Kwang Gojo Soo Fu Do
Thursday: Planning for Failure
Friday:   FACE-OFF FRIDAY; Bruce Lee: Best Ever, or Overhyped?


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

It's always refreshing to see the study of martial arts talked about as a positive thing for everyone in places you don't expect.  The web site Crixio is actually a online lifestyle and arts magazine, but they have a really nice article on the benefits of acquiring bruises for fun there that I think is a great one to share in your martial arts school social media (if you have a school).  Check it out: PROTECT YOURSELF: WHY EVERYONE SHOULD TRY MARTIAL ARTS

I've been reading my Kindle version of this book.  Lots of great perspectives on the martial arts from women of all walks of life and styles. Yours truly is one of the contributors (I may have mentioned that before, righ?) and it makes a great gift for the martial artist in your life this holiday season.  Buy it here on Amazon.



"Enter the Dojo" was a really funny one this week (but they usually are):




I have some other stuff I ran across, but that'd be posted over on my Facebook page.  If you do Facebook, please, give the page a like, willya?  Thanks! The Stick Chick Blog on Facebook

FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

This morning I have Arnis, then in the afternoon, Okinawan Karate and my monthly Kobudo class over in Dallas.  The weapons I have purchased HAVE ARRIVED (yay!) and I get to pick them up and take them home with me today.  I'm getting a new back-up bo (mine gets beaten on - a lot - so it's going to break eventually) and a naginata.

Tomorrow is our mostly-monthly gathering here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of our schools to study Modern Arnis and to work with our brown belts.  It's going to be four hours of fun (as always).

Yes, I saw that article about the risks of martial arts for kids.  I'm working on writing that up for a fresh post this week - stay tuned.

Man, this year has gone by fast.  I'm glad it's almost over.

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!