Saturday, January 20, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 01/20/18

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?


Well, the week started off great.

Saturday, we tested some of our Hidden Sword Arnis students for new ranks on Saturday.  As we have a new crop of kid white belts (and a visitor), I actually didn't participate in the test. I took the newbies and we worked on hitting bags for an hour.  Kids usually really love being able to go to town hitting bags with sticks, lemme tell ya!

In the afternoon I attended my first AKATO kobudo class as a "senior" student. We have started working on kama.  Interesting weapon, and the two other Arnis players in the room and I kept making connections back to Arnis concepts as we learned some new drills.  Not sure if I'll love kama, but I definitely like them better than sai!

Monday was Arnis class at Hidden Sword.  We worked with the students on some of the weak spots of their test (mainly, block check counter play).

Then the cruds came.  I started getting sick on Tuesday, and for the most part, I spent the rest of the week in a Nyquil coma.  This thing going around suuuuuccccckkkss.

It was so bad, I didn't do much on the blog this week (I was barely online, even).  Assuming I am now over the super-sicks, the new post I was going to make for last week will be this week.  Sorry y'all.

I reposted a couple of old posts early in the week, though, and you can find them on my Stick Chick blog page (hint hint see below) or on any of my normal channels (Google Plus, Tumblr, Twitter).

HELP THE CHICKIE OUT: I have goal for 2018 to get the Stick Chick Blog Facebook pages to 1000 likes.  So please, if you're on Facebook, like the page, will ya (link is RIGHT HERE)?  Share it with your friends who like the martial arts too?  Pretty please?


Not "most", but I probably do have a higher percentage than lots of folks.

Master Ken has a new video you say?  I AM ALL OVER IT.

When I did tae kwon do, and I was given this exact advice on how to handle a knife, this LITERALLY is what I thought would happen.  So... yeah.


Today I'm attending a bo seminar by Sensei Dean Chapman. I am so grateful I am not too sick to go (I'm not 100% but I'm at, ohhh...78%... and that's good enough).  Always up for learning as much as I can about weapons.

Hope you have a great weekend, everybody!

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!