Saturday, March 17, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 03/17/18

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?

WHAT I DID THIS WEEK:


Friday I trained much of the day, then that evening Older Daughter and I went to see one of my favorite bands, Flogging Molly, over in Dallas.  Great show, but by the end of the day I'd been standing about 10 hours, 2 of which were barefoot on wood floors, and I was crippled the next day.

In Kobudo we started learning our first kama form and we spent half the class helping the new juniors class with their bo form.  I'm really grooving on kama - it's another weapon that's very... arnis-y... and easy to pick up from my point of view.

Monday was Arnis class at Hidden Sword, Tuesday I took Younger Daughter to taekwondo class, Wednesday was more Arnis, Thursday more Takewondo...

A little busier than last week.

If you can see them play live, DO IT. Stick Chick recommended!

BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Monday: Context is Everything
Tuesday5 Ways to Tell if You're Watching a Demonstration (Versus an Actual Fight)
WednesdayContext is Everything, Part 2
Thursday: Roll for Attributes
FridayFACE-OFF FRIDAY: Martial Arts Video on the Internet?


OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

I post a mere fraction of the stuff I run across here on the blog's Saturday roundup.  Most of it is on The Stick Chick Blog on Facebook, so if you follow my page, you'll get ALL SORTS of martial arts goodness in your feed (make sure set it to Following, See First in News Feed so you don't miss out on the fun!).  This week was particularly busy with good stuff, so go check it out.

Speaking of Facebook, if you're a female martial arts blogger (or know one), we've started a new group to help share each's others posts and support each other.  Check it out: Women of the Martial Arts Blogosphere

And also, we've set a date for MAPA 13, which will be the last one I attend for the foreseeable future.  Come join us:  Event for MAPA 13 in Dallas



The phrase "You own too many martial arts weapon" makes no sense at all, in any language:



Speaking of bloggers, Andrea Harkins wrote a nice blog post. 10 Small Dojo Survival Tips, Joelle White published The Teacher is Also a Student, and new friend of the blog Stephanie Dunham writes a blog called The Modern Kunoichi you really should check out.  Oh, and Brian Johns is back in action at his blog this week, and it's actually something we worked on in our Arnis class on Monday night:  Modern Arnis Concepts: Counter For Counter

I am loving this new meme.





FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today is a "normal" day - I'm going to practice some kobudo in a morning, and go to Arnis class.  Tonight is the annual AKATO banquet, and I'll be going to that tonight.

Hope you've having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day!

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!