Goodness, after today, we only have six Fridays left in 2018. Where has this year gone?
Hope your week was FANTABULOUS.
It was a cold, COLD morning on Saturday for the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup. When we arrived at Happy Rock Park, the temperature was 15F (-9C). Yep, we were wearing double layers of almost everything, but we still trained. BRING IT, WINTER.
Monday we got some SNOW! That night we stayed warm indoors working on empty hand forms (Naihanchi Shodan, Naihanchi Nidan, Naihanchi Sandan).
Tuesday I worked with a new private student in Presas Arnis. I'm excited about working with her!
Wednesday at Karate class, we worked on forms I mentioned above, and shored up a few details, including movement and punching mechanics.
Here's Mr. Chick and I "warming up" at the Meetup on Saturday.
Wednesday: Roll for Initiative
Thursday: Aging and the Martial Arts
Are any of you guys on Minds? Would you be interested in Stick Chick Blog content there?
Note: ANY links to the old blog published before 10/10/18 that you run across online are now broken. They're as gone as that last piece of pumpkin pie the day after Thanksgiving.
OTHER NEATO BURRITO STUFF
This was my go-to excuse for not going to stuff for a long time. And now that the entire family trains, it's STILL my go-to excuse.
Speaking of aging and the martial arts (Thursday's post above), here's a fantastic essay on the subject by author Stephen R. Donaldson you should read (thanks, Brandon Bosworth, for the link!): The Aging Student of the Martial Arts: Why Do We Do It?
Brian Johns hit the nail on the head with this blog post: Who's Gonna Carry a Stick?
Even if you've only trained a short time, you've had this conversation at least once.
Chiefs win again, and after some drama over the stadium turf in Mexico City, my beloved team will meet the equally 9-1 powerhouse LA Rams in Los Angeles Monday night. One team will emerge 10-1, and I sure hope they wear Red and Gold!
Thanksgiving is this coming up Thursday in the United States, and it's my favorite holiday of all (I love the cooking and the family atmosphere of it all). We're also going to celebrate Wolfenoot on 11/23 - and you can too. Click on the link to learn more.
Keep training, and keep WARM, you northern-hemisphere readers. You southern-hemisphere readers, hope your Springtime is going nicely!