Saturday, April 7, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 04/07/18

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:

Saturday I went to Arnis class, and we started covering the Kombtan staff material, which is really fun.

Sunday was Easter and we did our family's traditional Easter thing, which is go to a Japanese Steak House.

Monday I went to Arnis class at Hidden Sword.

Tuesday I took younger daughter to Taekwondo class.

Wednesday I attended Arnis class at Hidden Sword.  That night, I had my first ocular migraine in 42 days.

Thursday I ended up having a full day of on-and-off ocular and vertiginous migraines in a big swarm, and Friday I had Post-Drome (the after-migraine "hangover) so I stayed home and slept much of the day.

No new pictures of me this week, but here's one from waaaay back in... 2013 maybe... of me helping out my Teacher with the AKATO Kobudo black belts on Arnis concepts. As you can see, I was a brown belt then!





BLOGGY GOODNESS:

Monday: A Creature of Habit
TuesdayThe Purple Knuckles Club
WednesdayLeaping Into the Unknown
Thursday: Four Downsides to Being a Filipino Martial Artist
Friday: Nothing, I was passed out ;)

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OTHER STUFF THAT I SAW/DID:

Friend of this blog Cathy Chapaty has written an excellent five-part series published on Bullshido, tackling the topic of sexual abuse in the martial arts (as of this writing, four of the five articles are published).  Big thanks to Cathy and Bullshido for this!  Read AND SHARE this series in all of your martial arts channels:


Oh, Diemon Dave, you were chock full of sage advice.



Goodness me, Master Ken published TWO videos this week.





Please, please PLEASE stop going to the YouTube dojo.



FINAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Today I'm helping out at my teacher's monthly Arnis Instructor's course out in Bridgeport. And tomorrow we plan to go to Trinity Treetops Adventure!  Yay!

Have a great weekend.

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!