Saturday, January 28, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 01/28/17

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: "Normal" Saturday - kobudo, arnis, and a little bit of Okinawan Karate club practice.  I finally hurt myself with my nunchaku - my stance was wrong and my angle of striking was slightly off and I hit myself on the bone just above my ankle.  That was fun.
Sunday:  Hubby trained while I did chores.
Monday:   My night off.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We're working on the mechanics of stances and kicks.  We introduced the walking cane as a weapon in our adult class.
Wednesday:  I was sick and couldn't go to class.  Which I really needed, dammit.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on striking mechanics and strike/kick combos.  Worked on the Dos Manos drill in the adult class.
Friday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Sinawali and stick sparring.

No new pics of me this week, so this one is from our last gathering. We have another one today.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  Newbs, Peers, and Experts - Why You Must Train With Each
Wednesday:  Reputation and Rank

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   Pondering Promotions
Thursday:  Rank Hath No Privilege
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Earning Rank Online

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

If you haven't had this happen to you practicing disarms, you haven't done it enough.  I love it when "Enter the Dojo" is well-grounded in truth.



Here's a fantastic interview with +Hock Hochheim you should read: 10 Questions with Hock Hochheim

And here is a very thought-provoking look at self defense and knife attacks.  Self-Defence Against Knife Attacks: A Full Review

FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

I usually write this on Saturday mornings, but today I got up at the crack of dawn (before dawn, by a couple of hours, actually) so we could drive down to Houston for our first intra-state Texas Modern Arnis Coalition gathering.

This is basically the same deal where we have been getting together here in DFW to train our brown belts, but including our Houston area friends.  We're planning on getting together twice a year, and this is the first one (hey, if we're going to go to Houston, do it in January, right?  We'll host it some time later this year).

We will also be going to the shooting range Saturday night- and it's been FOREVER since I've been so I'm stoked - and then on Sunday we are going to go to the Space Center before driving back home.  It's going to be a long, busy weekend of training and fun!

And for my friends who celebrate it, Happy Lunar New Year!  Have a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster!

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!