Martial Arts

Things to Come and a Thank You

Hey guys! This will just be a quick post because I’m currently working on a bigger one. More about that later. First things first – some good news! The Ikigai Facebook Page just recently hit 100 fans. Woot! I need to send a big thank you out to everyone who joined and has been contributing to the nice budding community we have [...]


Stop Trying To Do It and Do It!

Something interesting happened to me the other day. During Kenjutsu training, we have a formal Rei (respect) ceremony before starting and ending class. The basic steps involve: Chakuza – kneeling down into seiza Placing the sword in front Two bows, one to the sword and one to the shinza Two claps (to awaken the kami to our training) [...]