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?
WHAT I DID THIS WEEK:
Saturday I attended a bo seminar by Sensei Dean Chapman. We worked on some basic drills that are more like Arnis drills than old-school one-steps. I got some nice pointers on striking that I thought was really helpful.
Monday night I attended Arnis class at Hidden Sword. We worked on Anyos (forms) and empty hand applications from those forms.
Tuesday younger kid was sick, so we stayed home. Wednesday I needed to stay home to pack for our out-of-town trip.
Thursday Older Daughter and I drove to one of the two universities she's considering attending in the fall. It was a great trip, and this school is not far from my family, so I was able to see my mom, my uncle and aunt, and my cousin and her husband. FANTASTIC trip. If you're ever driving I-44 in Missouri, stop by Uranus in St. Robert (Uranus isn't a town -it's a destination).
BLOG POSTS THIS WEEK (New or re-shared to social media):
Monday: Punching Up
Tuesday: Dancing With the Martial Arts
Wednesday: BOOK REVIEW Modern Arnis: History & Practice (Mag Aaral)
Thursday: The Question of Authority
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?
OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:
I remember, very clearly, being a newbie and watching people play tapi-tapi and thinking I'd never be able to do that.
Andrea Harkins wrote a couple of pieces this week I thought were interesting. First is this one, The Plight of the Martial Arts Woman, and then due to some big news for her, 6 Ways to Conquer Unexpected Change. As 2018 is going to be chock full of change for the Stick Chick (although most of mine is planned) I could relate!
+Brian Johns announced he's moving his classes and schedule this week on his school blog: Moving On. If you or someone you know is near the Harmony Martial Arts Center check his classes out!
And there's a new video at Enter the Dojo:
FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:
I got back into town last night, so I'm just CHILLAXING today. It was a looonnngg trip.
This week is going to be stupid busy. Not only do I have normal martial arts classes and Older Daughter's driver's license test, but next weekend I have three events:
Friday night: TUSK Tomahawk Seminar with +Datu Hartman: TUSK Seminar
Saturday and Sunday: WMAA Texas Camp: WMMA 2nd Annual Texas Camp
And we're co-hosting Dr. +Dr. Tye W. Botting Sunday night: Dr. Tye Botting: Knife Intersections- Kung Fu and Arnis. I understand there's some sort of NFL game on, but since it's offseason for us Chiefs fans... I'll train instead.
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!