Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 2/18/17

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?


Saturday:  My monthly kobudo class over in Dallas.  We worked bo and learned our nunchaku one-steps, and worked on riffing off of what we learned.  This was our last full nunchaku class; we are starting sai next month!
Sunday:  Taught ADE Women's Self Defense. Always a good day when I do that. Ocular migraine in the middle of class was fun.
Monday:   My day off.  Made dinner.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We are prepping our white belts for their yellow belt test, so we worked on their stick work. Fought off another ocular migraine during the day.
Wednesday:  Attended class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts. I got thrown around a bit with take-downs, which is always fun.
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on front stances, kicks, and jabs, for the most part.  Earlier in the day I had yet another ocular migraine so I went to the doc for consultation and advice.  Changed my meds a bit.
Friday:  Friday night stick sparring as usual.  Migraine came full-on with painful symptoms (first time that's happened since they started up last week) at the end of class; luckily I had emergency meds and was able to go to bed and sleep it off.  It sucked but it could have been worse.

Before the PAAAIINNN.


Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  The Martial Science
Wednesday:   How do YOU Teach Discipline and Respect?

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   Doing It Together
Thursday:  Why Do I Keep Training?
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are Rec Center Programs Legit?


Someday I will visit Arnis Village and Grand Master Rodel Dagooc.

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


Today I'm covering Arnis class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts while my teacher teaches an Arnis instructor program he's started up, aimed at karate/tae kwon do/kung fu instructors interested in adding our art to their programs.  When I'm in charge at Hidden Sword, the students know we're going to do one of two things - nerd out or hit the bags.

I'm thinking we're hitting the bags today!

 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!