Friday, July 27, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 07/27/18


It's FRIDAY!  Yay!

Struggles this week. Didn't get to train like I wanted to. The mind was willing, the body, not so much.

Hope yours was good!

TRAINING

Saturday was our (now) normal session of bangin' sticks at Happy Rock Park at the The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup.  Lots of fun playing with some cool concepts, even if my right arm/shoulder is still hinky from the epic day of nunchaku training from the prior week.  If you're in the KC area on a Saturday morning, come play with us!  It's free and fun!

Sunday I joined the Overland Park Shindo Muso Ryu Meetup. I have to take it easy with my right shoulder healing, but I did get some work in, and a little Arnis after (working mostly with my left hand, which is, after all, something I'm always trying to get better with).

Monday I attended karate and worked on Naihanchi Shodan and Naihanchi Nidan, then worked just one specific portion of the nunchaku form I'm working on - a pretty tricky catch that puts the weapon in reverse grip in one hand.  NOT EASY.

And then... the migraine swarm started, and I struggled with it for the rest of the week. Had a big one hit Wednesday just before karate class.  Ocular migraine, vertigo, fuzzy brain, fatigue... everything except pain.  In that state it would be a very, very bad idea for me to handle weapons.

So I took it easy. Nothing else for it.

So I didn't get as much work as I wanted this week.  Sigh.

BLOGGERY

Blog posts I wrote and shared via social media this week:

Monday: The Gift of Fear
Tuesday: Three is a Magic Number
Wednesday: The Big P

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OTHER MARTIAL ARTSY GOODNESS

Weaponize ALL THE THINGS.

It's not real.  But damn, it still amuses me every time I run across it...



This list ISN'T EVEN COMPLETE, if you can believe it... 21 things women who train in martial arts are tired of hearing

This is SO COOL.



And finally... damn straight, it does.



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LAST THOUGHTS:

Really hoping this migraine swarm disappears because I have stuff to do this weekend.  Plus, Mr. Chick will be gone all weekend attending this:


I'd tell all y'all to be good, but I know lots of you on a personal level, and I know it's a fruitless endeavor.

Train hard, train smart, and have a great weekend!