Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/15/17

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:  Kobudo day.  I hurt my left hand stick sparring Friday night, so I was working with only one hand in Sai.  I actually think I made some progress!
Sunday:  Older Daughter birthday celebrations.  Saw "Spider-man: Homecoming".  Liked it.
Monday:   Arnis class at Hidden Sword. We worked on our "defensive responses" from various angles and some policing techniques.
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked with our new student on her white belt material. Worked in Adult class on block check counter drills.
Wednesday:   Was sick much of the day, but dragged myself to a marathon of the new "Planet of the Apes" movies (Rise, Dawn, and War).  I dunno how Andy Serkis doesn't have an Oscar.
Thursday:   Classes at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Worked on forms, mostly.
Friday:  Stick sparring night at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Played a bunch of different scenarios and had a lot of fun.  Our new student is going to be a heck of a stick sparrer! Worked on forms with our kids who are going to a tournament in August and I'm very pleased with their progress.

My smashed fingers. The tape is basically to keep me from trying to use them.  I kept forgetting. And paying the price.


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayStyle Wars
TuesdayStopping the Good Man
Wednesday: No post - I was sick, darn it!
Thursday: THAT GUY: Seminar Edition
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Are Short-Term Self Defense Courses Useless?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Posted this on the Facebook page.  I'm easily amused, y'all.


Yeah, it's an ad, but you gotta admit, any ads the "Enter the Dojo" people make is a good ad.




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 day 1 of a SUPER AWESOME Balintawak seminar we're helping throw here in DFW.  Our instructor is Master Rich Parsons and it's gonna ROCK.  If you're in the area, come on over!  Event details are HERE!




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!