Saturday, February 4, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 2/4/17

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: LONG day of travel and training.  We went to Houston, trained at TMAC, and then went to the range that night.  Fantastic day and I wrote about it for my blog (see below).
Sunday:  Went to the Space Center.  It was AMAZING. Tons to do there and I highly recommend it if you're in the area; it's worth the price of admission.
Monday:   Went to class at Hidden Sword.  It's a good thing I did, because...
Tuesday:   ... day 1 of car troubles.  Blew a spark plug on my way home and had to be towed.  I couldn't get to teach class because of this - I'm so lucky there are two of us teaching class!
Wednesday:  Driving my daughter's car while mine gets fixed.  It also DIES on my way home and I get stuck AGAIN. Yes, I had to call AAA twice in 24 hours for two different cars.  Mine was repaired and I was able to pick it up, thank goodness!
Thursday:  Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  It's a new month, and we had a new student join our kids class, as well as having some students returning from a break. Classes are getting busy and fun.
Friday:  Friday night review and stick-sparring.  It's always fun introducing new students to stick sparring.  Our adult class doesn't typically meet on Fridays, but a friend in Force Necessary came by and we worked policing techniques.  Very fun night.

Coaching adult students on hitting the bags with classical strikes.


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  One is the Loneliest Martial Arts Number
Wednesday:  TMAC: Making Friends and Influencing People

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   The Safety Dance
Thursday:  Dancing With the Martial Arts
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Should Kids Be Taught Weapons?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Here's a few pictures from my Houston weekend. Again, I can't overstate how much fun it was, how awesome the folks are down there... really, if you want to train and need a referral, I can totally hook you guys up!

Kidlet and our friend and training partner Ashley, who is an expert in firearms. Always grateful to have experts with us!
I haven't fired my target pistol in at least a decade - but I did okay.
The range crew - SERIOUS. BUSINESS.
The 747 that used to fly the shuttles cross-country. That is Independence on top - a shuttle replica - and you can go in!
Mission Patches for the shuttles lost.  Challenger (STS-51-L) 1/28/86 and Columbia (STS-107)  2/1/03.
The Astronauts of Apollo 1 - lost on the launch pad - the first Americans
 to give their lives for the dream of humankind in space.
Orion, NASA's new exploration vehicle.  This is the floor where astronauts and engineers train for the International Space Station.


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today's a "normal" day of kobudo practice, Okinawan karate practice, and Arnis.  It's actually a light weekend for us for a change, which is nice.

 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!