What have you been up to this week?
THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY:
Saturday: A bit of kobudo practice, then I went to Bridgeport to assist my teacher in his monthly Arnis Instructor's Course. Fun day!
Sunday: Busy day! Younger daughter has started singing lessons, I watched my beloved Chiefs win, and we went to "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" which I liked a lot. As you'd expect, the fight choreography was superb, and now I've not only started thinking about throwing knives and axes, but I'm wondering where I can learn bullwhip and lasso!
Monday: My night off.
Tuesday: Ocular migraine hit me hard, and I ended up going to bed at 5 pm and didn't wake up for 12 hours!
Wednesday: Stoopid migraines.
Thursday: Feeling better, and we started my new schedule. I will only be teaching on Friday nights; on Tue/Thu I will take younger daughter to taekwondo class, and I will be practicing kobudo and/or walking the track during her classes.
Friday: Had a minor ocular migraine but I've been trying an alternate method of treatment - dark glasses - all week, and it's been a lot better as a result. Went to Mid-Cities Arnis for Friday classes.
Here's the new posts or reshared older posts I sent out this week:
Monday: Five Awful Reasons to Try the Martial Arts
Tuesday: Scaling the Martial Arts Cliff
Wednesday: In Defense of the McDojo
Thursday: 3 Annoying Realities of Being a Martial Artist
Friday: FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Should Belt Ranks Exist?
OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:
People who've trained with me a while will find this especially amusing.
+Jesse Enkamp is playing with fire (and this is extremely well done!):
Speaking of Master Ken...
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 spend my morning in kobudo practice. Eventually I'll get good at it, right? In the afternoon my teacher's school is hosting MAPA 12 - dang, 12 of these? Wow! - with some amazing instructors. All proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief, so this is a great time to dip a toe into the FMA's if you've never done so before. Link to the event is HERE.
I'm working on a new approach
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!