Friday, July 13, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/13/18

It's Friday the 13th!  But it's your lucky day, because here's my roundup of my martial arts stuff for the week!

Fantastic training week this week, y'all.  Hope yours was just as awesome.


Hey, we finally have someone we don't know in The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup!  It was awesome meeting a new friend and training with him.  I sure hope that's a sign of great things to come for the group...

Sunday I made it to the  Overland Park Shindo Muso Ryu Meetup and got in some productive jo work.  After class, I worked with the group for about 45 minutes - I taught them single sinawali. Another FMA player has joined the group and we've made friends, and I hope to see him more soon.  Maybe we are sowing the seeds of a MAPA for the KC area?  That'd be awesome if we can make that happen.

At our karate class on Monday, we continued working on Naihanchi Shodan, and Naihanchi Nidan. If you know me, you know forms aren't my forte, but I'm making progress, I think.  On Wednesday, we started working with weapons for the first time. And guess which one I'm working on.

Go on, guess.

Give up?

AWWWW YISSSSSS!  Yes, I am a SUPER HAPPY CAMPER right now, lemme tell ya.

Mr. Chick started bo, so at our home practice on Thursday he started teaching me that, too.



Here's all the jibber-jabber I shared from the blog this week:

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I didn't have a brother, but I do have a cousin who is a wrestler, and yep, he practiced on his sister, and my sister, and me....

Two posts this week on the important topic of sexual harassment and abuse in the martial arts. Cathy Chapaty writes When your sensei talks to you about sex, run, and Aesopian BJJ/FRC wrote Confronting the Problem of Sexual Harassment and Coercion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Both are really good and I highly recommend you read them and share them.

This video is making the rounds in martial arts circles and it's hilarious:

And finally...


Tomorrow we host our Presas Arnis Meetup, then we're spending the day at a day-long seminar by our Karate teacher.  Very excited for this, as we'll get to meet a lot more folks in our organization. And we'll get to train lots of weapons.

Be good and train well!