Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/22/17

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:  Day 1 of a fantastic Balintawak seminar by Master Rich Parsons.  Long and really great day, and I learned a lot!
Sunday:  Day 2 of Balintawak.  The seminar got me thinking hard and I think I'm going to adopt a few ideas from what I learned.  Very useful and fun, and if you get a chance to train with Rich Parsons, you better do it!
Monday:   Fought off a migraine and went to bed early.  Grateful the emergency meds worked, but man, they make me dopey and sleepy!
Tuesday:   Taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  Younger daughter has returned from almost two months in Virginia with her grandparents, so it was great to have her back in class. We worked on sinawali, for the most part, in the family class.  In adult class, shared some of what I learned at the Balintawak seminar.
Wednesday:   With younger daughter home, and older daughter attending Arnis class, we've returned to a schedule where we alternate attendance.  I will be going on Mondays, so I stayed home with younger daughter.
Thursday:   Classes at Mid-Cities Arnis.  With adults on vacation, we only had family class.  Worked with our newest white belt on sinawali and the entire class on stances.
Friday:  Stick sparring night at Mid-Cities Arnis.  I escaped without injury this time!



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayHow Do We Teach What We Do?
TuesdayThe Vagaries of Self Promotion
Wednesday: Habits and Choices
Thursday: When Mat Time is Family Time
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: When to Cross Train?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Since I did spend my weekend at a seminar... here's what I posted on my FB page.



How did martial artists live on the Internet before "Enter the Dojo" existed?



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:

Holy moly, I don't have a seminar and I'm not traveling this weekend.  I get to take Younger Daughter to taekwondo, practice Kobudo, and go to Arnis at Hidden Sword. What used to be a "normal" day!  Wow!

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!