Saturday, March 3, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 03/03/18

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?


Can you guys believe it's March already?

Saturday I helped my teacher at his monthly Arnis Instructors Course.  Worked some on sinawali, some drills derived from Kombatan's Freestyle patterns, and then we did empty hand drills like Empty Hand Tapi-Tapi  and Hubad-Lubad.  That was fun!

Sunday we saw "Black Panther".  Liked the fight choreography a lot, and saw a lot of FMA/Silat influences.  I want a battle rhino - who's with me?

Monday I attended Arnis class as usual.  We continued on the theme from that class over the weekend.  One nice thing is that I got to spend a big chunk of time training with Mr. Chick one-on-one.  That doesn't happen in class much, so that was nice.

Tuesday took Younger Daughter to Taekwondo class.  Our teacher decided that she's ready to test for her Green belt, and the test was set for the next day.

Wednesday was the Green Belt test.  Kidlet had some rough patches but kept going even though she blanked out on things we know she knows.  She was promoted!  As I had to get YD home, I didn't get to stay for Arnis class that night (boo).


Monday: Hacking Forms
TuesdayA Team of One
WednesdayFacing the Change
Thursday: Confessions of a Martial Arts Snob
Friday: I haven't found what I want to write about on Fridays, y'all.  So I shared this video by Datu Tim Hartman instead, mainly because it was a topic of discussion recently and he makes a great point:


I'm not saying anything, I'm JUST SAYING.

Thanks to my Uncle, I grew up in the amateur Wrestling world.  I never saw this technique used but I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

Read Joelle White's new blog post here (and it's a doozy): Spectrum of Engagement

Actually, this is a joke Mr. Chick and I make to each other all the time.  It's my all-time favorite Simpsons quote.

There's more, but you can see it over on my blog's Facebook page.  Like it, share it with your friends, and hey, feel free to tag me if you find something you think is good for the blog page, too.  Do it RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE.


This week's we made the big announcement about moving back to our home town, Kansas City.  We are deep into the process of buying a home there, and yes, I've already started researching martial arts schools  to check out, with the idea not only to train, but to find a place to teach Presas Arnis.

This disruption is going to be HUGE but oh, so worth it.

Part of this move is related to Older Daughter going off to college. She chose to attend Wichita State University, which has the weirdest, creepiest, and maybe the most awesome mascot ever.

This guy.  His name is WuShock and apparently he's the best mascot in the NCAA (image below is from the link - go check it out).


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!