Ikigai in Jissen Magazine #5

News update from the world of Ikigai - I am one of the authors in the newest issue of Jissen Magazine. For those who are unfamiliar,...

Spirit Respiration

We often hear about breath control in the martial arts and how important it can be. Proper regulation of exhalation and inhalation can...

New E-Book Coming Soon!

Hey everyone, I have an announcement that I'm really pumped about. Recently I started working on my first e-book for the site. The title...

Building and Rebuilding Bunkai

In general, bunkai is seen as a definition. By that I mean, kata represents a word which can then be defined by bunkai. For example:...

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...

Ikigai and What’s Around Us

The term ikigai generally refers to 'that which makes life worth living', and can be something very specific to your life. It can be a...

How I Got My Ass Beat

When I was around 16-17 years old I received my Shodan in Okinawa Kenpo. It was a great experience and had me riding pretty high. Around...

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