Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 01/21/17

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:  Okinawan Karate and Kobudo class. We ran through material from all of our weapons - bo, tonfa, and nunchaku. All of us were incredibly rusty and need to practice more - especially me.
Sunday:  There was a football game.  I don't want to talk about it.
Monday:   Older Daughter and I saw the series finale of "Sherlock" at the movie theater.  It was awesome!
Tuesday:   Planned to teach class, but my car died (it's a 12 year old Prius) while I was out and I was stranded!  I used a Lyft to get out other car and we figured out it was a dead key fob.
Wednesday:  Class at Hidden Sword.  I was covering class, and one of two things happens when I get to do that -either we're going to geek out on something OR we're going to hit bags.  I had the class hitting bags this time.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on on the two-bone block, comparing it to sinawali blocking and when to use which.
Friday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis. Played with sinawali and then we stick sparred in our kids class,  In adult class, we had a make-up for a missed class this week, and we worked on the Dos Manos blocking drill.

Beating up on children is SO FUN!  Yay!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  What's My Motivation?
Thursday:  The State of the (Filipino) Martial Arts Industry - My Two Cents

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   That Guy: Ranky McGee
Wednesday:  The Monster Post of Martial Arts Marketing Tips and Tools
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Kids in Combat Sports

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

New episode - an EPISODE - of "Enter the Dojo"!



There's new episode (finally!) of the Martial Arts Business Podcast.  I highly recommend this podcast and you should give it a listen. Subscribe on iTunes or on Stitcher or go HERE.


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

"Normal" day of Arnis and kobudo practice, for a change, plus the training session we are calling "Team Karate" to practice our Okinawan Karate stuff together.

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!