Saturday, March 31, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 03/31/18

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?


Saturday morning I took younger daughter to Taekwondo, then we headed out to MAPA 13.  It was four hours of arnisy-goodness.  It was a little bittersweet, as it was the last time I'll get to attend a MAPA gathering in Texas.

Monday I went to Arnis class at Hidden Sword. 

Tuesday I took younger daughter to Taekwondo class.

Wednesday I took off (thanks to a bit of dentistry it took me to get over)

Thursday I took younger daughter to Taekwondo class.

Kind of a light week, but it goes that way, sometimes.

Me working brush grab strike vs. a backhand (or to the "outside") at MAPA 13


Monday: On High Kicks
TuesdayThe Politics of Fighting
WednesdayThank you, MAPA!
Thursday: Martial Arts Ruins Everything
FridayQuestions from Quora: Why don't more Americans take up martial arts instead of carrying guns?

So with people looking for alternates to Facebook, I have started participating on the social network MeWe.  It's Facebook lite, without the ads.  There's no such thing as "pages" there, but you can join the group for this blog here: The Stick Chick Blog on MeWe  Feel free to share martial arts content to that group.

But hey, there's lots of options to follow the blog on social media channels:

So be sure to follow, like, join, or whatever you do with the Stick Chick Blog on whichever martial arts social media channel you prefer (although the Facebook page probably has the most content, but I'm working on making MeWe just as good).


Not only do I know a "cane guy" - I married one!

Lots of folks I know and respect were at this gathering in the Philippines the past tens days or so. It's a goal of mine to attend at least one:

Ran across this neat post about a fencer nick-named "The Jaguarina". Colonel Thomas Monstery, and the Training of Jaguarina, America’s Champion Swordswoman

And finally, I can testify that this is good advice.


Quiet martial arts weekend for me.  Just a bit of arnis and kobudo practice.

It's Easter weekend, and Passover, so for those of you who celebrate it, I hope it's nice. 

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!