Friday, July 6, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/06/18

Hey, everybody, it's FRIDAY!

Busy, busy this week. How did yours go?


Saturday Mr. Chick and I trained Presas Arnis in at Happy Rock Park (we're hosting The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, in case you or someone you know is in the area and wants to train).  I'm working on a project and we used this time to do some curriculum development.

Sunday I joined the Overland Park Shindo Muso Ryu Meetup and worked on jo a lot more.  It's very fun, and they're a great group of folks to train with. Jo is such an awesome weapon, y'all.

Monday, Mr. Chick and I attended Karate class.  We have been working on Naihanchi Shodan, and we learned the basic structure of Naihanchi Nidan.

Wednesday was Independence Day here in the USA, so there was no Karate class.  We hung out with friends and watched folks blow things up real good.  Very fun day.

Thursday night we went over to Leavenworth and met Arnis "relatives" (they play Luzviminda Arnis) at Sagasu Family Martial Arts.  We learned some of their stuff, and hung out and connected for a while.  While it's a little far for us to train there regularly, we definitely plan to connect with them as much as we can.

Here's a shot of me doing a drill we learned from Luzviminda Arnis at a Texas Modern Arnis Coalition gathering in Bryan, Texas, at Montoyas Shorin Kempo Karate Jitsu last year.  We actually worked on this stuff Thursday night, too!


The ramblings from the past and the fresh blog content for this week:

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Can't judge a book by it's cover...

How did I miss this skit back in the day?  The Hollywood School of Self Defense is hilarious!

FMA legend Ron Saturno has lost his home and everything he owns in the fires out west. If you can contribute to this Gofundme to help him get back on his feet, please do: Fire Recovery for Guro Ron Saturno

Yes you CAN find time to train.  They did it in traffic!

LOTS more good stuff on my social media channels - especially Facebook (have I mentioned I have a Facebook page before? I have?  Huh, it doesn't seem like I have...)


My martial arts life is starting to gel in a good way, and I'm pretty pleased with that.  Meeting "family" last night was so awesome, and there's more "relatives" I plan to connect with here in KC.

This weekend it will be some Arnis and some Jo, as has become my wont.  Train hard and have fun, kids!