Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 01/07/17

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:  New Year's Eve - the last day of 2016.  I'm sure everybody was happy when the year finally turned over!
Sunday:  Went to Richardson TX to watch the last Chiefs game of the year with friends and a hundred other fans with Chiefs Fans of Dallas.  The Chiefs won (and the Raiders lost) so it was a great way to start the year off right!
Monday:   After putting away everything holiday oriented, went and trained in Kobudo and Arnis.  My friend Robert Harland was passing through town and joined us.  It was a fun day.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  New year, and lots of new students, both in our kids classes and our adult classes.  Glad things are picking up.
Wednesday:  Our Pomeranian, 11-year-old Chewbacca, passed away in her sleep after a short respiratory illness.  It was completely unexpected and a devastating loss.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis with our new students. Happy for the distraction of having them, let me tell you, because things are not good.
Friday: Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Introduced sticks and stick sparring.



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  Plans and Goals for 2017
Thursday:  The Cult of Black Belt

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   A Stick is a Stick is a Stick
Wednesday:  Five Awful Reasons to Try the Martial Arts
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are Values Necessary?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Chewbacca. She was the most badass Pom ever.

Other stuff happened this week but I was kind of preoccupied.  There was a new "Enter the Dojo" video on Tiger Tuesday (below) but if I missed any other cool stuff, please, let me know.




FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Everything is getting back to "normal" training-wise.  I have Arnis and Kobudo today.

I'll tell you what, having martial arts to distract me is a very, very good thing.

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!