Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 06/03/17

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 helped Mr. Chick with a private student's lesson, then I covered my teacher's TKD classes, then I helped out at my teacher's monthly Arnis Instructor's class.
Sunday:  Took a day off.  First one in, like a month, where I wasn't doing martial arts or chores.
Monday:   Memorial Day.  Another day off of rest.
Tuesday:   Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We promoted our Yellow Belts to Orange and our Orange Belts to Green. In Adult class, we worked on disarms.
Wednesday:   Last big practice before the tournament this weekend for my jo form.
Thursday:   Spent the day in bed sick (I didn't even get a Throwback Thursday post up) but I was feeling okay enough to go to classes that night. Family class - it was a special topics class (on base disruptions).  Adult class I spent working with a student who is competing in the upcoming tournament while Mr. Chick worked on some drills with the adult students.
Friday:  Still feeling a bit under the weather, but not enough to stay home. Stick sparring and our last practice before the tournament on Saturday..




BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Here's the new posts or reshared older posts I sent out this week:

MondayRest or Work: It's All Training
Tuesday (rerun): We Are Poor Judges (of Ourselves)
WednesdayConversion Therapy
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Is Point Sparring Useless?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

New Post by my friend +Kai Morgan:  Are “spiritually meaningful” martial arts better than combat arts?

VERY COOL post about an old Japanese martial arts manual for women: Martial Arts for Women: Century-Old Book Details Moves

And this neat video, called "The most important concept in martial arts you've probably never heard of!":



If you run across cool martial arts stuff you think I should see, please do post them in the comments!


FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today is tournament day!  Myself, two of my students at Mid-Cities Arnis, and a bunch of students from Hidden Sword will be competing today.  No matter how things turn out, I'm super-proud of them all!

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!