She's made her decision, and as a result, we've made the decision to relocate from Texas back to the Kansas City area by the summertime.
We're going home.
I moved away from Kansas City in 2005.
At that time, I didn't train. I decided to make a huge change in my life and get healthier in 2007, and I first stepped on a mat in a martial arts school in 2008, in Mississippi. Since then, I moved cross-country twice, had a second child, and started training Presas Arnis full time in late 2010.
I did not have a martial arts life in Kansas City, so this is going to be interesting.
To my knowledge, there isn't anyone who teaches Presas Arnis like my teacher teaches, nor does it have anybody actively teaching who is a member of the World Modern Arnis Alliance as I am.
That means we're going to have to take charge and create it. Plant the flag for Presas Arnis, I guess?
|One small step for an Arnisadora, one giant leap for Arniskind.|
As Presas Arnis is a blend of Modern Arnis and Kombatan, here in Texas we're sort of the Kombatan-y Modern Arnis players. Up there, we'll be the Modern Arnis-y Kombatan players!
I'm contemplating what additional training I'll do up there outside of Arnis. There's a lot of options to consider but I have several really interesting possibilities to choose from, some of which were not available to me in Texas, so that's pretty darn exciting.
While I'm in Texas, I'm trying to train with everybody I possibly can before I leave. There's one more Metroplex Arnis Players Alliance session to come - MAPA 13 - and I'm hoping to train with the statewide Texas Modern Arnis Coalition down in the Houston or College Station area some time in April.
Plus we have +Prof. Dan Anderson coming here in April, and Grand Master Shelley Millspaugh of Kapitiran Mandirigma coming in May.
And of course, much of my free time will be spent on preparing for the move.
|A lot of this is in my relatively near future.|
As for the Stick Chick blog, nothing changes, as I plan to keep on writing about my journey and my observations on our weird little hobby of acquiring bruises for fun.
So keep an eye on this space - and if you're in the Kansas City area, let's connect and train.
Let me close out this post with this:
Have you made a big move and had to re-establish your martial arts training in your new place? How did you do it? Any tips for finding folks to train with? Let me know in the comments!