Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 06/24/17

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:  Due to scheduling conflicts, classes at Hidden Sword ended up being canceled!  So Mr. Chick and I went and saw "Wonder Woman".  LOVED IT.
Sunday:  Family chores, and I got some sai practice in, which is very good, because I need it, because I suck at it.
Monday:   Class at Hidden Sword. More Kombatan material as my teacher and I were prepping for our camp trip.
Tuesday:   Class at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on our defensive responses.
Wednesday:   Class at Hidden Sword.  More Kombatan-y goodness!  Earlier in the day I had a new migraine symptom - a vertginous migraine, which is a really intense vertigo session where I was pretty sure I was having a stroke AND I was going to fall down and hit my head.  So I had to go to the neurologist to get it checked out.  It's just another kind of migraine, yay me, I'm getting to collect them all, like Pokemon, but FAR LESS FUN.
Thursday:   Because I did NOT take emergency meds the day before, the classic headache type migraine struck and I ended up having to stay home to sleep it off.  That was fun, but I did wake up after without the headache, which is good, because I had to finish packing for the trip.
Friday:  Got up at 3:30 am for my flight to Denver.  Flew to Denver, met up with my teacher and +Datu Hartman, ate, chatted, then we connected with the other camp goers, had dinner, and then trained for five hours (5-10 pm). Met some amazing people and my brain is buzzing, and not because of migraines this time, but because of some really neat ideas being presented.

Yes, I am the only female in this picture.  Spotting me is kinda like finding Waldo.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayFamily Ties
Tuesday3 Reasons Filipino Martial Arts ROCK (for Women)
WednesdayCriminals Gonna Crime
Thursday: The Value of Slow
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Who Would Win This Fight?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

TWO videos from Master Ken at "Enter the Dojo" this week?  YES PLEASE.




I've started trying to find classic martial arts cartoons and posting them on my Facebook Page (please do like and share that page, PLEASE, I'M BEGGING YOU).  Here's the one I posted this week:



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:

I'm posting this from enemy territory (hey, I'm a Kansas City Chiefs fan y'know) in Denver, Colorado.  I have two more days before me of fantastic training at this camp.  Lots of people are here, and it's wonderful to meet and learn from some amazing martial artists.  This "side" of my martial arts "family "ROCKS!

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!