Friday, August 3, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/03/18


Friday already?  Wow!

I got in a little bit of good martial arts work this week. How about you?

TRAINING

Saturday we played some with the staff and walking cane as well as sticks at the The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup.  We played sumbrada - aka the "6 count drill" or "3-8-12" with the bo and cane, which is always really fun.

Sunday I stayed home and did chores I needed to do that had been backing up before Older Daughter and I hit the road for a short road trip.

Monday and Tuesday I saw a WHOLE LOT of Kansas as I took Older Daughter to orientation at Wichita State University.  WSU is a pretty fantastic campus, I have to say.  The dorm she'll live in is nicer than anywhere I've personally lived.  She made some new friends, and we got our ducks in a row for her to move down there for the school year in just a few weeks.  You may not realize this but WSU has an... interesting... mascot.  Google WuShock.

Wednesday I got to karate class and we worked on Naihanchi Shodan, Naihanchi Nidan, and I started learning Naihanchi Sandan. We were also introduced to the suburito (a heavy wooden training sword) and worked with it a while (and my arms are sore... again...).  This is what the suburito we were working with looks like (there's lots of different kinds):

Image found HERE, where you can buy one of these bad boys.

Thus begins my very, very early introduction to Japanese sword.

BLOGGERY

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

Monday: Nuttin'. I was somewhere in Kansas at the time.
Tuesday: 3 Tips For Parents to Choose a Martial Art
Wednesday: THAT GUY: The Dandy

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OTHER MARTIAL ARTSY GOODNESS

The truth. This is the real consequence of training, y'all. AND aging.  Harrumph.



Yet more cool stuff from Coleman Fink again this week.  He is IN this video. Wow!



When I grow up, I wanna be Ninja Nan.



Finally, where was this advice 18 years ago, huh?


I got lots more martial artsy stuff over on the Facebook page. If you're on Facebook, please do like and share it with your friends!

LAST THOUGHTS:

"Normal" weekend planned, with The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup. Mr. Chick and I also plan to visit Kombatan friends down in Spring Hill, KS on Saturday, so yay!

Sunday... I'm going to Chiefs Training Camp.  YAY! 

Have a fun weekend, everyone!