Wabi and Sabi – A Brittle Beauty

In trying to understand the complex mindset and aesthetics of Japanese culture, there are few concepts more critical than Wabi and Sabi....

Spear and Katana 2

A few months ago I introduced readers to Spear and Katana, a wicked online flash game that put you in the role of a dueling samurai. I was...

Bring Your Deepest Concerns

Have you ever been brought to a standstill during your training by worry and doubt? Have you ever thought to yourself "ohh no, I've found...

Could MMA Be Saving Karate?

Back in the late 60's and early 70's karate was the hotness. It was just starting to come over from Okinawa and karate fighters were seen...

Happy New Years!

Here's to 2010! I'd like to wish everybody a happy new year. I hope you and your family are in good health and good spirits. Although I'm...

Ikigai Mug Schwag

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is prepping up for The New Year. I wanted to share with you one Christmas present I received that...

Christmas Self Defense

Two things occurred to me today: 1. There are only a scant few days left before Christmas. 2. It's been too long since I last flexed my...

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