Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 3/11/17

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:  Long and productive day training at the World Modern Arnis Alliance Texas camp.  Took some notes and learned a lot.
Sunday:  Last day of WMAA Camp.  I left this camp energized and feeling creative!
Monday:   Morning gym. My day off.  I certainly needed it!
Tuesday:   Morning gym. Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked with our Orange belts on Anyo Isa, as it's been a while since we practiced it. In Adult class, we worked on sinawali stuff.
Wednesday:  Morning gym. Attended class at Hidden Sword Martial Arts. We are prepping our brown belts for testing next month, so we worked on the "classical" Modern Arnis takedowns to make sure they are ready.
Thursday:  Morning gym. Worked on rising elbows as strikes and as covers, then worked on Anyo Isa again.  I wanted them to have something to practice over Spring Break solo, as that starts next week and many of our students will be on vacation and out of class.  In adult class we worked on block+check+counter drills.
Friday:  Morning gym. Had the kids hit the bags a bit, then we worked on some stick sparring concepts out of block+check+counter, and did some sparring.

Why do most pictures of me involve me beating up on children?

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  The 3 Kinds of Camps and Seminars You'll Go To
Wednesday:   More on Why the Weapon is NOT Just an Extension of the Empty Hand
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Honorary Black Belts

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   THAT GUY: Seminar Edition
Thursday:  Five Things I Absolutely Hate About Being A Martial Artist

I gotta say, this week I had a lot of commentary from you nice folks who read this little blog o'mine, and I love it when you guys speak up.  Please, feel free to comment, even when you don't agree with something I've written.  I enjoy interaction with you guys!

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Do you read "The Budo Bum" blog, by Peter Boylan?  He doesn't post often but when he does it's usually a good one.  Read his newest post here: Being Senior in Japan

Nice post (but they're all nice) over at +Kai Morgan's blog that has got me thinking (and nodding my head).  Check it out: Is your martial arts training one of the most valuable things you’ve ever invested in?

Interesting bo video posted over at +Martial Arts with Colman.





FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

It's kobudo weekend, so I get to go over to Dallas to class. We're starting sai this week, so it'll be a fun day.  We're also practicing at Hidden Sword for our Arnis demo we have coming up in a few weeks at the AKATO annual banquet 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!