• Jackie Bradbury

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/20/21


Let's just jump on in, shall we?


TRAINING:


I actually got to teach - TEACH - at the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup this week!


We worked on the abanico corto, off of the #1 (forehand) and #2 (backhand) strikes. But first, we just worked abanico - the fan strike - as one of our newer Meetup members hadn't been introduced. Once she got up to speed, we all did abanico corto entries (both same side and cross body). It was super fun, and wow, did it feel SO DAMN GOOD to train some!


Monday night at Elite Dragon was all about the "Hollywood" disarm, and learning to do it in flow, from the standard 6 count sumbrada (aka 3-8-12). Again, got to train and teach some.


Best. Training. Week. In a loooooooonnng time. The progress is BIG TIME and I'm loving it! Yay!


BLOGGERY:

Tuesday: 3 Annoying Realities of Being a Martial Artist

Wednesday: Living the Martial Arts Life

Thursday: Hurts So Good


Come find the Stick Chick Blog on MeWe page, on Tumblr and Pinterest and like the Facebook page and follow TSC Blog on Instagram, too. If you missed it, I've decided to continue updating FB & Instagram, as much as I dislike both platforms. The unfortunate truth is that most of y'all are there, so if I want you to see my posts, I gotta be where you are.


And well, there's other irons in the fire I'll be telling y'all about soon that requires me to stay on FB/Insta for now.

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DOING STUFF:


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. I can't be there but if you can, you want to, trust me.

It is possible that I might be able to make the WMAA Camp in Texas in November. Depends on a lot of factors, but I'm making the effort to go.

FRIDAY THOUGHTS:


I hinted above at stuff going on above. I am literally waiting on one single thing to happen, and then I can tell y'all about it.


Yes, it's a big, big deal. Keep an eye on the blog, I'll announce it as soon as I can.


So in the mean time, y'all stay safe, have fun, and keep training!

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