Saturday, August 12, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/12/17

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:  Hearts for Honduras Martial Arts tournament.  I had one student competing from Mid-Cities Arnis, and we had several from Hidden Sword.  I was chosen to head judge - for the first time - the under-black weapons division competition, and I ended up as head judge for that ring all day (except for sparring, which I am not qualified to do).  I tried my best to be fair and nobody yelled at me, so hey, that was good. My MCA student took third place, and all of the Hidden Sword kids came home with medals!  A great day!
Sunday:  Chores and stuff.  Downtime.
Monday:   Attended class at Hidden Sword.  We worked on Espada y Daga, always fun.
Tuesday:   Migraines have returned - stayed home and went to bed early.
Wednesday:   Turned 49.  Had a non-migraine window, thank goodness, and we went to Brasilian steakhouse to celebrate!
Thursday:   Migraines most of the day but not too bad, so I taught at Mid-Cities Arnis.  We worked on stances in Family Class and I worked with our short-term women's self defense student in adult class.
Friday:  Migraines again hard, which meant infusion time.  Stayed home and slept it off.



BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayLessons from Block Check Counter
TuesdayAging and the Martial Arts
WednesdayThe Midpoint
Thursday: You're Never Too Old to Start the Martial Arts
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Too Young to Start the Martial Arts?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I actually do have my eye on a practice sword...



Friend of this blog +Joelle White wrote a SUPER FANTASTIC post you gotta read: 8 Reasons Why Mom Should Practice a Martial Art


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 covering classes at Hidden Sword all day while my teacher teaches Arnis at karate camp today.  So we'll be doing fitness games in the taekwondo class, weapons sparring in the sparring class, and in Arnis, I plan on hitting the bags (assuming nobody's in our room!).  Then later I go to my monthly Kobudo class over in Dallas - I've been practicing but I think I'm still stinking up the joint. :(

Migraines were tough this week, but emergency meds and then going in for an infusion was the right thing to do. Hopefully that'll stop it in its tracks.

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!