Saturday, October 28, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 10/28/17

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:  Went down to Bryan, TX for the Texas Modern Arnis Coalition gathering.  Learned a bunch of really great material and reconnected with lots of arnis players from various places in our state.  Very fun!
Sunday:  Got caught up on the chores we missed doing from being gone all day the day before.
Monday:  Arnis at Hidden Sword. Played with some ideas from TMAC and we worked on variants of the pokey drill.
Tuesday:   Took younger daughter to class at Hidden Sword, and practiced kobudo.
Wednesday:   Attended class at Hidden Sword.  Worked on drills that teach the concept of "driving" and being a "passenger" with two sticks, for the most part.
Thursday:   Took younger daughter to class at Hidden Sword, got some kobudo practice in.
Friday:  Worked on review material, mostly double sinawali, instead of stick sparring at Mid-Cities Arnis.

Playing the bangkaw (with a bo) side of bangkaw vs. double stick drill at TMAC

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

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

MondaySix Annoying Things About Being a Female Martial Artist - part 1.
TuesdaySix Annoying Things About Being a Female Martial Artist - part 2
WednesdayTHAT GUY: The Full Cup
Thursday: How Not To Suck With the Sticks: FMA Basics for non-FMA People
FridayQuestions from Quora: What are some things that movies get wrong about martial arts?

OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

New stuff from Master Ken?  YES PLEASE.


Been here, done this:



Friend John Borter posted this article on Facebook: Teaching women to fight today could stop rapes tomorrow

My teacher Mark Lynn at Hidden Sword Martial Arts posted two videos with what we call "bo sumbrada" (that is, the "box drill" or good ol' 3-8-12).  The first one is teaching the staff vs staff version at TMAC.  The second is a video showing all the variants that we've come up with, and honestly, we're now thinking of playing with this more.  Both videos are a little long but worth your time.

If you ever wanted to see yours truly doing the martial arts, well, here I am:






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:

Halloween is fast approaching, and not only is it a big deal in my house, it's also my wedding anniversary.  So today I'll do my usual martial arts in the morning - 2 hours of kobudo, 1 hour of arnis - and then after we have Halloween stuff to do.

We found out a few days ago that my original martial arts teacher, David Jones, is coming to town next week, and I get to train with him Wednesday at my teacher's school, and Thursday at ours.  VERY EXCITING, y'all!

Geez, I better clean up the house!

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!