Friday, August 10, 2018

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/10/18


Friday, Friday, Friday!

Great week this week - how was YOUR week?

TRAINING

Saturday we had some big fun at The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup.  We worked on policing techniques from Kombatan.

Later that day, we drove out to our friends from Kapatiran Mandirigma down in Spring Hill, KS.  They're from the Kombatan side of my martial arts family, and they showed us drills they do from their "Freestyle" drill.  We don't do things exactly the same, but it's close enough that Mr. Chick and I were able to keep up and not completely embarrass ourselves (or at least, our KM friends were nice enough not say so if we did!). Spring Hill is a haul for us but we'd like to make it down there every once in a while!

Sunday I went to the Kansas City Chiefs training camp.  If you martial arts guys are my tribe, Chiefs fans are my OTHER tribe. It was a blast!

Monday we went to karate class and I got in a whole lot of work with the nunchaku.  I was given fine-tuning to the form and while I certainly am a long way from perfecting it, I know it well enough now to work on all the little details.

Tuesday was election day here in my area, and I didn't get to vote because somehow the DMV screwed my registration up (Mr. Chick and Older Daughter were able to vote just fine)!  Arrgh!

Wednesday I would have trained, but it was my pre-birthday dinner from one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City - Stroud's. OM NOM NOM NOM.

Thursday I celebrated my 50th birthday by attending a Kansas City Chiefs preseason game.  We tailgated all afternoon and it was Older Daughter's first NFL game.  We had SO MUCH FUN!

Me with the statue of Lamar Hunt, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and chief architect of the
 American Football League (he was also the guy who named the NFL championship game the Super Bowl).
He was also instrumental in the creation of Major League Soccer in the US.


BLOGGERY

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


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OTHER MARTIAL ARTSY GOODNESS

You empty hand people can take things a teeny bit too far...


Some great content from friends of this blog this week:


  • Brian Johns:




We were some busy bees this week, huh?

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LAST THOUGHTS:

As far as I'm concerned, when you hit the 50th, you can celebrate for days on end.  So I plan to celebrate with ARNIS on Saturday morning at our meetup, some kobudo practice and probably a nap or five.

Be good, people!