Great free EBook from Ikigaiway blog

Matthew Absokardu the author of Ikigaiway blog has recently released a free EBook titled “Surviving a Traditional Dojo” that I suggest to all members of CARISMA.

The EBook describes in great details what a novice should expect when entering a traditional dojo with a lot of information about etiquette, behaviour that people in the dojo will expect from you, as well as what you should expect from them and from the master running the dojo itself.

I believe this EBook will also be interesting for people that are already part of a non traditional martial arts club, like ours, to understand what and how other martial artists live their training.

If you are interested, and you should really, please go to the download page of the book and simply download it: as I said it’s free but it has a great value!

10 Years Celebration

CARISMA 10th Anniversary

CARISMA 10th Anniversary

I would like to thank personally the over 30 people that took part to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of CARISMA on Sat 20 June.

Starting at 3PM the party went on till late evening with a few guests that resisted all the way to the early Sunday morning 🙂

Some pictures of the events are availabile at this page and others will be added at a later stage under the tag BBQ.

A short clip with some of the relevant moments of the events is here:

And finally, as a tradition from previous years I’ll add for those interested in statistics what 24 actived eater and drinkers managed to consume on that day:

  • 2 Kg of Lamb
  • 3 Kg of chicken,
  • 7 Kg of beef
  • 1 Kg of Salmon
  • 4 Kg of fruit
  • 3 Kg of bread
  • undisclosed amounts of olives, dips and other nibbles
  • 2 cakes
  • 6 litres of coke
  • 2 litres of chardonnay
  • 2 litres of merlot-cabernet savignon
  • 6.75 litres of cava
  • 37 litres of beer
  • over 1 litre of palinka
  • some water and coffee


We would like to remind everybody about the BBQ to be held on Saturday 20 June at the registered address of the club.  Kick off at 3PM till late.

Please keep an eye on here for pictures and video of the event.