Saturday, September 2, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 09/02/17

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, then we went out to Bridgeport for my teacher's monthly Arnis Instructor's course training.  Fun day.
Sunday:  Caught up on chores and watched Harvey news (I'm in North Texas but I have friends who were directly affected).
Monday:   Covered classes at Hidden Sword. We worked more on block check counter, then played with disarms.
Tuesday:   Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis. We did bag work - my intent is do to more of this than we've been doing, to help strengthen our students and to help correct poor form.
Wednesday:   My day off!
Thursday:   Taught class at Mid-Cities Arnis. We worked on self defense techniques.
Friday:  Worked on core principles in stick sparring - the hit and retract strike and the pull-through strike, and when to use either - and worked striking combos on the bag.  Then we sparred a bit.

No pics this week of me - here's Mr. Chick sparring two of our kid students.

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondayThe Weapon Is An Extension Of The Hand - Except It Totally Isn't
TuesdayMutts and Purebreds in the Martial Arts
WednesdayWe Can Be Heroes
Thursday: How Women Fight: Female on Female Violence
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Martial Arts Organizations' Control Over Members

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I'm wearing mat shoes!  MAT SHOES!



Nice article of a kid using karate to fight off a potential abduction. Y'all, this stuff DOES work in real life for kids - we have too many examples of it to ignore this.  Karate Kid: Georgia boy fights off attempted kidnapper with martial arts

As everyone knows now, Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas hard.  Houston gets the most attention, but as of this writing, the city of Beaumont has no water at all, and there are smaller cities and towns all over the Texas Gulf Coast than need help.

Here's Master Ken's advice for helping out with Hurricane Harvey:


Our MAPA 12 event on 9/30 is also going to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.  Here's the details over on Facebook:  MAPA 12

There was also a cyclone and massive flooding event in Asia, and here's more about that (if you can help them, please do also, thanks): Attention is on Harvey, but flooding has killed thousands across Asia


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 Younger Daughter's birthday, AND it's a Holiday weekend, so I'll be doing stuff with her and catching up on all the chores that have accumulated for months that need doing.

I've been practicing sai (and general kobudo) a lot, and I've turned a corner where I don't suck as hard as I did.  Progress!=

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!