Practical Tips for Beginner Sparring

Breaking into sparring can be intimidating. If you're joining a martial art school for the first time and you've never so much as thrown a...

Goals (Now with Color Pictures)

I have an extensive commute to and from work these days: 1 and 1/2 hours. During that time, I enjoy/have to muscle through a lot of talk...

How to Begin Your Kata Immersion

Kata training is crucial to success in many traditional martial arts. It teaches muscle memory for technique, proper balance, theory of...

Meeting the Mythbusters

I guess there are some perks to being a part-time freelance writer. Also to being a huge nerd. On April 22, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara...

Welcome to IkigaiWay.com!

Welcome to Ikigai, Blogging the Martial Way! This is a website created by Matthew Apsokardu. The point of this blog will be to offer a...

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