Here we go!
At the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, we worked on review of the right on right and left on right standard tapi-tapi patterns we've been working on, perfecting some of it, pointing out places for interrupts and inserts. Fun class.
At Elite Dragon, I got in one last class, and we played sinawali. Oh boy, did we ever play sinawali! We did single, we did single advanced, we did x-pattern, we did double sinawali (heaven, standard, earth), we played loop (or peral) double sinawali, we played double-double, then we broke those up and chained them together. Challenging mentally and physically and oh so fun.
If you'd guess I'm paying for it with extra shoulder pain afterwards, you'd guess right. It's not like I can make it worse at this point...
Tuesday: A Martial Arts Murder
Wednesday: Injury: Just Train
Thursday: Before I Go...
Come find us on MeWe page, on Tumblr and Pinterest! And... yes, I'm reviving posting on the Facebook page and Instagram. As much of a hassle that it is, I can't deny that my views here on the blog and overall engagement is much greater.
Today is the last day I'll be updating the blog or posting non-scheduled social media content until early August (I got stuff scheduled at MeWe if you're interested in polls and memes). I'm not certain what exact day I will come back, but I'm aiming for the first or second week of August, depending on how my shoulder is doing. So I'll have fresh bloggy goodness for you in August sometime.
Come join Mr. Chick and our pals at Self Defense Global with our friend and mentor Hock Hochheim! Details HERE.
Here in Kansas City in August, Grandmaster Shelley Millspaugh is coming back to town, and you should TOTALLY join us for it (Mr. Chick will train and I will be nursing my recovering shoulder on the sidelines). Check out this event HERE.
Datu Tim Hartman has a bunch of events, both online and in person. Like the World Modern Arnis Alliance Facebook page and click HERE for all of the events. I was going to Buffalo in August but surgery derailed that plan.
In October (10/1-10/3) there's a big Modern Arnis Tribute Camp you really should check out. Lots of huge names in Modern Arnis will be teaching there, including SM Dan Anderson, GM Bram Frank, Shinshii Janet Aalfs, Datu Dieter Knüttel, Master of Tapi Tapi Roland Rivera, and GM Bruce Chiu. You really don't want to miss this - I've personally trained with half of these people and they're all super-awesome. The possibility of my attendance at this event is slim, but not completely zero.
It is theoretically possible that I might be able to make the recently-announced WMAA Camp in Texas in November. It's VERY much up in the air but if I get in any big-time training in the rest of 2021, this event is my best bet.
Sunday, I'm still teaching the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, and we'll be playing sinawali until our arms drop off (well, mine...). So I got one last training session to go.
So I'll see you guys in August, for sure. I plan to take it easy, heal, and follow the instructions of my surgeon and physical therapist to the letter, because I want to come better than I've been in a long while.
If I feel good enough, don't be surprised to see a post updating y'all on how things are going in social media (but not on the blog itself, because I can't do that on my phone).
Y'all know I'm anxious about the surgery and what comes immediately after, but at the same time, it's a huge relief it's finally here. My shoulder has been a problem I've been struggling with for a couple of years, and now there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
So, until I return, y'all stay safe, have fun, and keep training!