Category Archives: Affiliates

The Old Ways of New Masters: Interview with Matthew Apsokardu

As promised, here is our first interview in a series about those who’ve grown up with the martial arts in America. Matthew Apsokardu is a writer and martial artist who hosts the Ikigai Way blog and has always been supportive of this … Continue reading

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Nootropics for Martial Artists

Here’s a cross post from sister (father?) site about nootropics. Also known as smart drugs, these naturally derived and synthetic substances to help to improve memory and focus for many people.

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Choosing the Right Martial Arts Equipment

Here’s a humorous guest post from the folks over at Blitz Sport in the UK. It includes some sound gear buying advice, and a few good zingers as well. Enjoy! – Bill _____ Choosing the right martial arts equipment when … Continue reading

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Getting Stronger Without Gaining Weight

I’ll start with a reblog from our new site It’s about weight training and goal setting, and I think you’ll like it. You could also consider “Getting Stronger” the first part of this post entitled “Getting Stronger Without Gaining … Continue reading

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New Site Launch: Jacked Dad!

People are usually surprised when a father is involved in his child’s life. They’re shocked if he is fit, vibrant, and up for anything. Be it challenging yourself in the weightroom or the boardroom, being the best you can be … Continue reading

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Grammar E-book Cross Promotion! (Proof Rocks! Writing Guide is Available Now!)

Ok, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Proof Rocks! Guide to Writing: How to Learn Everything You Need to Know About Grammar & Style and to Promptly Forget it All is available for … Continue reading

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Greater Farmington Valley Fitness

I’d like to take a moment to tell you about a new opportunity to challenge yourself and to get in the best shape of your life!  If you’re a student at Gracie Farmington Valley, you probably already know that we’ve … Continue reading

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Kanshiwa Kata

Here’s the second kata in Shohei-ryu Karate as performed by yours truly.  Questions and comments are welcome, as always.  Thanks!

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New Online Store!

While I’m working through the approval process with Apple, I’ve opened an online store by partnering with Proof Rocks! to offer great information products!  Since I specialize in writing and martial arts, plan to see great e-books and instructional videos … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate at Gracie Farmington Valley Promotional Video

Here’s a video that tells a little bit about the karate we practice at Gracie Farmington Valley every day!  Please take a look and let us know what you think.  If you’re interested in training, you can e-mail or … Continue reading

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