Martial arts related articles.
Interested in learning about the Vietnam conflict and the early days of karate in the USA and Okinawa from someone who was there? I thought you might be! I’m happy to announce the launch of “Wherever the Path Leads: One Marine’s Pursuit of the Karate Way through Okinawa, Vietnam, and the United States”. This is the [...]
I’d like to thank everyone for their patience over the past few months. Posting on IkigaiWay has been less steady than usual. The main reason is that I was super concentrated on the publication of Tales from the Western Generation. That was a massive undertaking and required all of my focus and skill to execute. I’m really pleased [...]
I love the weaponry of Okinawa and Japan. They offer different perspectives, nuance, and solutions to unique cultural problems. When handling these classical weapons it allows us to step back in time and feel what battle might have been like as warriors got up close and personal with their enemies. Of course…we can only replicate a fraction [...]
As an average civilian, I don’t know much about military bases. Sure, I’ve seen “Stripes”, but that only gets you so far. When I found out one of our early stops was going to be Kadena Airbase, I was intrigued. The first order of business was to get proper guest credentials. They dropped me off at the multi-use U.S.O. [...]
When it comes to martial arts books, you’ll often hear phrases like “must-read” and “any serious martial artist should buy_____”. Often these are just easy platitudes, but in the case of The Bubishi, they are true (if not soft understatements). I’ve had the pleasure of studying two different versions of [...]