Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 05/27/17

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:  I got up early and drove down to Waco to learn a White Crane form (Paiho) and an Eku Form (Tsuken Sunakake Eku).  Fun day, good folks to train with, and it was worth the drive!
Sunday:  Taught our four-hour women's self defense course.
Monday:   Mr. Chick's injury continues, so I stayed home and did chores/went to the store.
Tuesday:   Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We are working on review for our next rank text next week.  In adult classes, we worked on our Dos
Manos drills, and talked about practical self defense applications.
Wednesday:   An hour of Baston Anyo Lima for the Jo.  Thumbs are healing, so it wasn't too bad this time!
Thursday:   More review in Family class at Mid-Cities Arnis, and using Dos Manos striking techniques in our Adult class.
Friday:  Stick sparring and our tournament form classes.  Someone pulled a fire alarm about 45 minutes into stick sparring, so we ended that class working on forms on the lawn of the rec center.  We were back inside by 7, so we worked on our tournament forms.



That's the Eku form.  If you look closely, you can see me in the background, talking to the Seminar teacher, Shihan Dean Chapman.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the original content I posted this week:
Monday:  Stretch

And here's what I re-shared this week:
Tuesday:   The Dilemma of the Modern Martial Artist
Wednesday: Living the (Martial Arts) Life
Thursday:   Scumbag Brain Strikes Again
Friday:  FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Best Martial Arts Communities Online?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Another "Enter the Dojo" video you say?  YES PLEASE.


And MORE new video from Datu +Dieter Kn├╝ttel? This is a great week!


Are you reading FMA Informative?  If you want to keep up on the doings in the Filipino Martial Arts world, you HAVE to!  It's free and you can check it out at the link: FMA Informative


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

This morning I help Mr. Chick with a private class, then I cover Taekwondo classes for my teacher, then I drive out to Bridgeport to help out at my teacher's Arnis Instructor's course.

And then tomorrow and Monday, I have... NOTHING PLANNED. I think I am going to spend two days in my jammies taking naps, given how crazy busy I've been for the past month or so, right?  Okay, okay, I'll practice my jo form, as well as sai, of course, but... you get the idea.

It's Memorial Day on Monday in the United States.  Let's remember those who served and gave their all for our nation.

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!