I don’t know about you, but I love occasionally dropping eCards on people. It requires almost no time and effort and gives both me and the recipient a chuckle. It’s a win-win all the way around!
I decided that other people must feel the same way since sites like someecards.com are so popular. Why not then (I figured) create some eCards specifically for martial artists.
After having started this mini project I realized there are actually a lot of valid reasons to send someone a martial arts eCard. For example, if you know someone prepping for a test. Or if someone you know could use a little encouragement recovering from an injury. Or perhaps a teacher you know is struggling with some rowdy kids in class.
I intend to update the eCard offerings with new ideas and topical events. Check back from time to time in order to see what’s new and make the martial artists in your life smile.
Hello! We’ve made it to 2013, which is something to be thankful for. To start the year off right I figured we would have a fun little giveaway with some unique prizes.
If you’ve participated in some of my past giveaways you’ll know I never put up difficult barriers to entry. In fact, many of the giveaways have been as simple as sharing IkigaiWay with your facebook friends. Today will be just as simple.
Win The Subscribe Prizes
I have two major projects underway at the moment. The first is IkigaiWay, my ongoing home for articles, interviews, videos, etc. The second is a longer term book project called “Natural Karate”. I like to stay in touch with readers as much as possible, and one great way to do that is have new articles sent to your inbox. My updates for IkigaiWay come about once every two weeks, and Natural Karate updates come about once every two months.
To enter for the first two prizes all you have to do is add your email to my delivery list (I promise not to spam you). If you do, you will automatically be entered to win a copy of “Oldman’s Bubishi”. If you enter both delivery lists, you get two chances at winning.
About the Prize: “Oldman’s Bubishi” is a completely unique book created by friend of the site Mark Cook. Mark provides a humorous and elaborately illustrated look into bunkai concepts for the Pinan (Heian) series of kata. This book is enjoyable for newcomers and veterans alike, and would make a great addition to your personal library or as a coffee table piece for your dojo.
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I encourage you to enter both lists to double your odds of winning! If you are already subscribed to one or both I advise you to grab a friend and get him/her to subscribe.
Win the Three Tears Gift Prize
This next prize comes from an interesting company we’ll be hearing more from in the future. Three Tears Karate specializes in high quality, unique gifts and accessories. It can be tough finding a token of respect or gratitude for the martial artist in your life, but Three Tears offers a wide selection of items that should do the trick.
To be entered, simply travel to Three Tears Karate and browse around some of their offerings. Come back here and leave a comment about which kind of items caught your eye, and why. One lucky winner will be selected and will receive an item they discussed!
That’s it! Good luck and I will be announcing the winners in about two weeks.
It's time for another quiz! Awhile ago I laid down the first karate challenge, which offered an assortment of history, technique, and theory. Now it's time for weapons.
Kobudo is the name for the diverse weapon set developed on Okinawa, but occassionally relates to the old weapons of Japan as well. These two countries crossed paths (and swords) multiple times, and their development is quite intermingled.
Let's see if you can sort it out!
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