• Jackie Bradbury

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 10/11/19


Cold front's arrived - sweater weather! I love October!


TRAINING


The stoopid shoulder thing continues (more on that later).


At the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, we worked on what my teacher calls "Defensive Response 1" (in Kombatan, it's "System 1", I think...?), aka same side block & strike technique. We worked it with sticks and empty hand. The nice thing about this drill with sticks is that you get a lot of unsupported blocking in, so you can really work hard on technique. Good class.


At Elite Dragon Presas Arnis class, we started learning our "6 count blocking drill". The class REALLY caught on fast and I'm so proud of them! We ended the night with everyone's favorite, a little single sinawali. Fun class.


So yeah, the shoulder... saw a surgeon, who says the MRI is inconclusive and it may or may NOT be a torn labrum. Gave me a steroid shot in the shoulder joint and I'm to see how it goes for another week. *grumble grumble*


BLOGGERY:

Monday: Stopping the Good Man

Tuesday: The Value of Slow

Wednesday: Weapons Woes

Thursday: One is the Loneliest Martial Arts Number


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This week (yesterday, October 10, actually) marks 1 year since I moved to the new blog host on Wix and the old Stick Chick Blog site on Blogger died. I started this blog in December 2013, so we're closing in on six years(!!!) of my blathering about my hobby on the internet this December. Wow.


OTHER FUN STUFF:


Yeah, okay, sure, keep thinking that, buckaroo.



Someone found and posted the entire film "The Sticks of Death" on Facebook this week. It is a terrible, terrible movie. But it features Roland Dantes, Vic Sanchez, and Rodel Dagooc and some pretty fun Arnis. I own this film myself!


Here's the trailer:



You can watch the movie HERE or HERE.


FRIDAY THOUGHTS


I can't go - DARN IT - but maybe you can join a bunch of people I think are awesome as they gather to learn from Datu Dieter Knüttel in the Dallas-Fort Worth area next weekend. Details HERE (and GO - Datu Dieter is AWESOME!)


Y'all stay safe, have fun, and train hard.

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