Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity 2/11/17

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:  Kobudo and Arnis at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.  Kind of a low-key day, even if I was having a bit of back spasms.
Sunday:  A day where I wasn't booked up to my gills with stuff!  Caught up on chores and shopping.
Monday:   My day off.  Made dinner.
Tuesday:   Migraine threatened to come on but I beat that bad boy back and was able to teach class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We covered the jab in our family class and worked the Abanico strike in the adult class. BOOSH.
Wednesday:  Attended class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on our self defenses in the kids class, and a variety of things - including the dos manos drill - in the adult class.
Friday:  Migraine tried to sneak up on me again, but I was all, "NOPE!  YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" Friday night review and stick-sparring!  Great way to end our week!


Ok, kids, FIGHT TO THE DEATH!  Juuuuuusssst kidding.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  The Question of Authority
Wednesday:  GUEST POST: On Forms by Dr. Tye Botting

I absolutely love it when I get a guest poster, and this week's was a good 'un, so make sure you read it.  I hope to be able to bring you more guest posts from Tye Botting in the near future!

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   Pumching Up
Thursday:  A Team of One
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: When do you "Fire" a Student?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Friend of the blog +Joelle White answered a question I posed on my post "The Question of Authority" this week on her blog, A Beginner's Journey. Check it out:  A Little Bit of Authority

This is making the rounds for VERY GOOD REASON.  Because it is HILARIOUS.



+Logen Lanka made this nice entry on his blog, Way of Ninja, that you should check out: How Long Does it Take to Get a Black Belt (or Truly Master Martial Arts)?

This is coming up in just a few weeks - and I'll be there.  Hope you can join us if you're in the area:  1st Annual WMAA Texas Modern Arnis Camp March 3-5, 2017


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today is the day I spend in Dallas, where I get to study some Okinawan Karate and go to my two-hour formal Kobudo class.  Tomorrow I help teach ADE Women's Self Defense, which we offer every few months.  So, a busy weekend (as usual).

 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!