Kobudo Quiz Challenge!

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 [...]


The Spirit Pressure of Kiai

Recently a reader inquired about the matter of kiai. For those who may not be familiar with the term, kiai is most frequently described as a "spirit shout" used in hard martial arts during moments of impact. Kiai is frequently used in kata as well as sparring, basics, ippon kumite, etc. The crux of the question was as follows (paraphrasing): [...]

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IkigaiWay Shirts Now Available!

Over the past two months I've had the opportunity to do T-Shirt giveaways thanks to a few generous companies. While people enjoyed participating in the giveaways, they kept asking me "how do I get a shirt if I don't win?" I didn't have an answer because I never focused on IkigaiWay specific products. The T-Shirt situation [...]