My name is Joshua Ryer and this is my first (of hopefully many) postings on a personal blog that I’m titling “The Way of Ryer”. The term “way” is often used to signify someone’s direction in the martial arts. For anyone who knows me; knows martial arts are everything to me. It is the lens that I see life through. For several years I have been an avid writer in my own journal and recently I’ve wanted to take my writing online to share with others. The goal of this blog is to share my thoughts as I find my way balancing my practice, my academy, and my family. I hope you enjoy!