My Week In Stick Chicktivity - 12/10/21
Hope your martial arts week was as good as mine!
At Kindred Protective Arts, we're working with each of our beginner level students to evaluate what from the new curriculum we either haven't covered or haven't covered well enough for them to learn, in preparation for testing in February.
Our intermediate and advanced level students won't be testing before summer, but we're looking at the gaps in the curriculum for them, too. For example, I taught empty hand Anyo Dalawa for the first time to someone in our group (we didn't teach anyos at all in the Meetup until COVID shutdown took us remote for a while, after all). Anyo Dalawa is an intermediate-level form.
I am *this close* but not quite there yet on a new martial arts personal project. In the new year, for sure. So for now, mum's the word on that one.
Also working on fleshing out and strengthening our staff (bangkaw) program. Love our sumbradas and strike/block sets, but I want more.
This week marked the 8th anniversary of the Stick Chick blog. I wrote about it and about the 12 Angles of Attack from Modern Arnis:
You can find the Stick Chick Blog on all sorts of social media channels: MeWe, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and even Pinterest. If you've connected to me personally on LinkedIn, you'll see posts on my profile there as well. I do use Twitter but only for stuff relating to the Kansas City Chiefs, for the most part.
Luckily, tweeting about the Chiefs now is a lot more fun than it was, say, two months ago.
EVENTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF TO DO:
I'm going to try to keep up on events of note that I will either attend OR I highly recommend YOU attend (I can't go everywhere, ya'll). This will be for (mostly) Modern Arnis, Kombatan, or various FMA events hosted or taught by myself or people I know personally.
Datu Tim Hartman is doing a series of Modern Arnis Immersion seminars in 2022. You can attend it in person at Horizon Martial Arts in Buffalo, or attend online. The dates announced thus far are January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 2, and the time is 10 am - 2 pm CST (those are all Saturdays). Links are to the FB event.
Progressive Arnis 2022 Camp is February 4-6, 2022, at the Peace River campground in Arcadia, FL. I attended 2021 camp and these folk are the nicest, most knowledgeable people around. Highly recommend you go if you can. Event HERE.
Master of Tapi-Tapi Brian Zawilinski hosts the 2022 Modern Arnis CT camp on the weekend of April 23, 2022. No event set up yet, but when there is one, I'll link to it. I know that Guro Chad Bailey will be teaching at this event, but other details to come.
The Modern Arnis 65th Anniversary Camp is in Buffalo, NY on May 20-22, 2022. Event HERE.
OTHER FUN STUFF:
Yes, you are.
I am so ready for 2022. How about you? The lead up to the end-of-the-year holidays is always a little stressful, so make sure you're taking breaks and taking care of yourself, ok?
Y'all stay safe, have fun, and keep training.