Saturday, November 11, 2017

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 11/11/17

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?


Saturday:  Took naps. Went shopping.  Practiced kobudo on my own.  Yep, a day off from running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  While I was slacking, the Hidden Sword crew was racking up the wins at the AKATO tournament.  Proud of 'em!
Sunday:  Slept a lot. Did chores.  Went grocery shopping. Watched the Chiefs lose.
Monday:  Arnis class at Hidden Sword. Worked on two-on-one drills and single stick entry drills (the kind of stuff that you do in tapi-tapi).
Tuesday:   Took younger daughter to class at Hidden Sword. Got in a short but pretty intense practice session in Kobudo.
Wednesday:   Covered the Juniors Arnis class at Hidden Sword (my teacher was ill).  Only myself and another kobudo student in the adult class, so we ended up practicing kobudo.
Thursday:   Took younger daughter to Hidden Sword and again got in a lot of practice at kobudo.
Friday:  We're entering the time where attendance on Fridays will be light due to holidays.  No students showed, so I got in some more - you guessed it - kobudo practice.

What the kid doesn't know is that he's stepping right into my left cross.  (insert evil cackle)


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

MondayWhat's in Your Toolbox?
TuesdayThe Need for Flexibility in the Martial Arts
Wednesday: Five Ways to Suck Less at the Martial Arts
Thursday: Why Study Weapons?
FridayQuestions from Quora: Can a Martial Artist Beat a Normal Average (Person) In a Fight?


New video from +Ando Mierzwa:

Poor Todd got injured!

Well, hell, I had no idea this was possible. Maybe I need to reconsider my whole "golf is boring" positon:

Oooh, I wanna see this!

If you run across cool martial arts stuff you think I should see, please do post them in the comments!


I get two hours of Kobudo practice this morning, then I go out to Bridgeport with my teacher to help him teach his monthly four-hour Arnis Instructors program.  Gonna be a very long day.

And yep, today marks one week out from the kobudo black belt test.

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!