Friday, June 22, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 06/22/18

Happy Friday!

Here's what I did in the martial arts - training, reading, writing, etc. - this week.  It was a week of new beginnings in my martial arts life, and it was FANTASTIC.

How was your week?


On Saturday we held our first session of the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup.  We've picked a really nice location in the shade and it's pretty comfortable, even when it is hot outside.  Right now it's just me & Mr. Chick, but hopefully this week we'll pick up a few visitors.

Sunday morning, I attended Overland Park Shindo Muso Ryu Meetup.  There were three students besides myself there, and I got to working the basics of the Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo system. Very fun and thought-provoking, and I got me a nice little weapon burn on my left hand.  Note to self - bring the gear bag with paper tape next time!

Sunday was also Father's Day here in the US.  Mr. Chick's parents were in town and we had a family dinner.

Mondays and Wednesdays and some Saturdays, Mr. Chick and I will be training in Kuzushi Te with Tasshi Greg Lindquist.  This is Tasshi Lindquist's teaching of the style taught by Taika Oyata.  Back in the day, my original teacher in Ryukyu Kempo was indirectly descended from this system, so it's getting back to my ROOTS-roots in the martial arts, and I'm really stoked about it.  We're having a blast - we've been experimenting with some weapons there and we've started learning this organization's version of Naihanchi.

No new pics of me training this week, so hey, here's an old picture of me & Mr. Chick playing a "sumbrada", which is often known as the "6 count drill" or "3-8-12".  We were working on it at the KC-PAM on Saturday.


Back to the new "normal" posting schedule of me posting something fresh or reposting something on weekday mornings.  Yay!  (This post is Friday's post so it's not in the list).

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I wish I looked this good.

Good read! Karate Kata and Cognition

Another good read: I Watched Over 100 Fights on YouTube. Here’s What I Learned. This post actually sparked some really good conversation in a Facebook group I belong to, so I've been thinking about this all week.

Lots of good stuff from Master Ken this week (his YouTube channel is HERE if you haven't subscribed), but this video proves that he actually does have some skills, people.


Over the weekend I plan to attend The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup (link above) on Saturday morning, so please do come by if you're in the area.  Sunday I'll be at the Overland Park Shindo Muso Ryu Meetup (link above), getting my jo on.

Plus we're having friends over to the new house Saturday night, so I'm getting us to about 90% unpacked by then.

Have fun and train hard!