• Jackie Bradbury

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 05/28/21


No time to waste this week (when is there ever, amirite?), so let's go!


TRAINING:


At the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, we introduced one of the set left-on-right tapi-tapi patterns, the one with the lock.


Learning to enter same-side (right-on-right being cross-body) with a punyo entry took a little practice, but our group got through the drill into the lock, and that was super-fast progress for them. We'll be in left-on-right tapi tapi drills for a while at the Meetup.


Over at Elite Dragon, we played the two vs. one "pokey" drill, both with double sticks and empty hand. We introduced interrupts, challenging students to use one of our defensive responses (same side block and strike, cross body block and strike, etc.) to defend against the poke. It was a super fun class!


Personally, I got some big news. If you didn't read Tuesday's post (link below)... I have to have surgery again, this time on my right (dominant hand) shoulder. It will probably keep me out of training after surgery for at least 8 weeks, maybe longer.


But, I'm not scheduling that work until after we host Bruce Chiu here in Kansas City. So I have at least a month to 1) tolerate the pain 2) train as much as I possibly can. I admit, the amount of training I can do is quickly deteriorating, but I'm going to do my best until I get sliced and diced.


BLOGGERY:

Tuesday: Here I Go Again

Wednesday: You're Never Too Old to Start the Martial Arts

Thursday: The Big "P"


Come join us on our MeWe page, on Tumblr and Pinterest! The Facebook page is not being updated, but if we're friends on FB, I've been posting my blog posts on my personal wall.


DOING STUFF:


Meet me (and Mr. Chick) at this awesome seminar in Nashville, TN! Learn more and register HERE.



We (Kindred Protective Arts and Elite Dragon Martial Arts) are hosting Bruce Chiu of Arnis International (on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE) in June!



You can learn more at the Facebook event HERE, the MeWe event HERE, and the Meetup HERE. We can't wait to host this event, so please join us!


If you can't make it to Missouri on the last weekend in June, perhaps you can make it to the Progressive Arnis Spring Camp in North Carolina? Details HERE.


Any training plans I have after this are up in the air, so I dunno what I'll be doing after the end of June right now.


FRIDAY THOUGHTS:


It's a holiday weekend, and Mr. Chick's parents are in town, but of course we'll have our Meetup on Sunday, even if there's no class at Elite Dragon on Monday. Hope the rain clears up (it's been raining non-stop for the better part of two weeks, no lie) so we can have some nice days with the in-laws.


Y'all stay safe, have fun, and keep training!

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