Saturday, August 19, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/19/17

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 covered martial arts classes at Hidden Sword while my teacher spent the day teaching  Arnis at a Karate camp.  The taekwondo kids got to play taekwondo obstacle course, and for the sparring and Arnis classes, we did weapons sparring.  Later I went to kobudo class, where we did review, and I was horrible.
Sunday:  Chores and stuff.  Downtime.
Monday:   Attended class at Hidden Sword. Worked on disarms, which is always fun.
Tuesday:   Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis.
Wednesday:   My day off.
Thursday:   Met the teacher at younger daughter's school, then off to Mid-Cities Arnis to teach. We worked on kicks.
Friday:  It's the weekend before our school starts, and attendance is light.  Friday is our optional night and we didn't have any students attend. That's okay, we had dinner with our friend Robert Harland - he's a aikido player and talked to us about college.

Being a feeder. My knife hand is down on purpose as part of the drill.


BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayThe Road to Hell (or Jail)
TuesdayStyle Strategy, and Shenanigans
WednesdayIt Is All The Same
Thursday: The Gift of the Difficult Student
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Best Martial Arts Communities Online?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Kobudo practice, usually.



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:

Normal day of kobudo practice out the wazoo, and Arnis.  Hoping I can make some progress with sai as I am still terrible.  Just terrible.

On a brighter note, older daughter got accepted to her first college this week (one in her top five) and so it's been a nice week.  Kids starts school back up next week, and I hope everyone in North America enjoys the eclipse as much as they're able to (we will get about 75% coverage 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!