Lifestyle

Boyovyi Hopak

Implement an anti-cream puff New Year's resolution with this Ukrainian martial art that dates back to the Cossack warriors, blending a variety of footwork and kicks with punches drawn from Kyivan bare knuckle fighting as well as use of traditional weapons like the spys (spear), kosa (war scythe), and a kelep, which is a warhammer, something you'd already know if you'd spent your childhood immersed in the Ukraine edition of Dungeons and Dragons instead of lamely playing sports.