Saturday, January 14, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 1/14/17

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:  We have a new schedule at Hidden Sword.  Younger Daughter in Tae Kwon Do early in the morning, then I do kobudo there, then I do Arnis.  Plus, we practiced Okinawan Karate a little bit after Arnis class.  Long day with lots of good work done!
Sunday:  Got caught up on chores.
Monday:   My night off.
Tuesday:   Taught classes at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We worked on stances and our "circle" self defense escapes in the kids class, and we worked on the angles of attack and combos on the bags in the adult class.
Wednesday:  Class at Hidden Sword.  We played with inserts - punyo entries for the most part - from various angles to see what works, and what doesn't.  Also got my final crowns for my two new front teeth - yay!
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  More stance work and front kicks in the kids class.  In the adult class, we worked on supported blocking, for the most part.
Friday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
No pictures of me this week, so here's one from last week where we are talking about the value of the week in kids class.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  Kobudo Update
Thursday:  Helpful Tips for Newbies (to the Filipino Martial Arts)

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   Let's Talk Sticks
Wednesday:  You're Never Too Old to Start the Martial Arts
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Is "Karate" a Generic Term for "Martial Arts"?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

+Colman Fink posted this, this week, and it's awesome.  I am always fascinated by the similarities - and the differences - different cultures and peoples have with similar or identical weapons.


For someone like me, this video from +EnterTheDojoShow is as funny as any of the "ninja" videos.  I still laugh out loud when I watch it.




FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

It's going to be a long martial arts day today!

It's the Saturday I train in Dallas, so Older Daughter and I go over there for an hour or so of Okinawan Karate and then I have my two-hour kobudo class.  Older Daughter will continue working with our Karate teacher during my class, so we'll both be whupped by the time the day is over.

Hubby is going to go train in Arnis with our TNT Martial Arts friends in Stephenville and then attend a Muay Thai seminar (neat)!  Younger Daughter will be tagging along with him after her morning of Tae Kwon Do.


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!