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FREE Kata Laboratory Online Course

18 May

Exciting Announcement:

Sensei John is excited to announce a FREE Kata Laboratory Lite online course.


Now, you can “Think * Sweat * Experiment” © with your kata using Sensei John’s innovative Kata Laboratory experience for FREE in the comfort of your own home. A truly innovative approach to kata analysis like you have not experienced before.

      In his FREE Kata Lab “Lite” courses, Sensei John selects one topic from his full Kata Laboratory and offers it for FREE to all martial artists, regardless of art or style, that perform kata.

In this first presentation Sensei John explores “Time as a 4th dimension of distance.” Sensei offers analytical techniques to explore your kata to maximize not just speed (a physical concept) but also “time efficiency” (a non-physical concept) buried within your kata. Why not “Think * Sweat * Experiment” with Sensei? You have nothing to loose, not even time. To learn more, see the full curriculum of this Kata Lab Lite or enroll for FREE, please use this safe, convenient link:
https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/course-1-kata-laboratory-introduction

     You may view Sensei John’s entire Kata Laboratory curriculum (including teaser articles and videos) here: https://senseijohn.me/kata-lab/

 

Coronapause – FREE Tips & Techniques from Sensei John

20 Apr

We wish all of our subscribers and followers well during this Coronavirus pandemic.

Our own Sensei John has started a journal sharing his daily techniques, kata and mediations he is using to manage his own “Coronapause” experience. Here is a summary of articles posted to date:

Entry # 1 – How the #Coronapause journal started – https://senseijohn.me/2020/03/22/coronapause-day-1-it-starts/

Entry # 2 – Boketto (gazing absentmindedly) https://senseijohn.me/2020/03/23/coronapause-entry-2-boketto-gazing-absentmindedly/

Entry # 3 – Introduction to Sanchin (efficient breathing) https://senseijohn.me/2020/03/25/coronapause-entry-3-breathing-efficiently-sip-of-sanchin-overview/

Entry # 4 – Zanshin (the “Remaining Mind”) https://senseijohn.me/2020/03/29/coronapause-entry-4-zanshin-the-remaining-mind/

Entry # 5 – Calm In The Storm Technique (posted 3-31) https://senseijohn.me/2020/03/31/coronapause-entry-5-calm-in-the-storm/

Entry # 6 – Caregiver Is A Samurai (posted 4-7) https://senseijohn.me/2020/04/07/coronapause-entry-6-a-caregiver-is-a-samurai/

Entry # 7 – Go Inside (Yourself) https://senseijohn.me/2020/04/18/coronapause-entry-7-go-inside-yourself/

All # Coronapause posts may be viewed here https://senseijohn.me/category/coronapause/

We at Defelice-Ryu wish you and yours well and if Sensei John or us can help through the sharing his Coronapause journal then we are fulfilled

 

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Hatsu Bon For Sensei Paul Recchia

10 Apr

Today marks the anniversary since Sensei Paul Recchia was taken from us on April 10th, 2003. Please join us in performing Sanchin Kata, or a kata of your choice, at sunset in memory of Sensei Paul and all whom we have lost.

The following Hatsu Bon Poem, together with the above training, are offered to his spirit.

May Sensei’s spirit find our training and poem worthy.

Sensei Paul, age 60

Sensei Paul, age 60

HATSU BON POEM

Please don’t cry before my grave
That’s not where I am
Nor am I sleeping for eternity
SEE!!
I am already part of the breezes
numbering a thousand
I am part of the light
that brightens this world
Like a diamond glittering in the snow
Like the sun that coaxes seeds to sprout
And in the Fall I become the gentle rain
that nurtures all.
When you open the window in the morning
I am the breeze
That causes your hair to flutter;
And at night, I am the star
That watches over your sleep.
So, please . . . don’t cry before my grave
That’s not where I am.
I am not dead.
I have been born anew.
 

 

The last time Sensei Paul (in wheelchair) was at the Issho Dojo (January, 2000) with (L-R), Sensei Walter Byrne, Sensei Kim Szmitkowski, Sensei John Szmitkowski, Sensei Jimmy DiMicelli, Sensei Bobbie Gumowski. I will never forget that this was the first time in almost eighteen months that Sensei Paul, confined to his in home hospital bed, left the comfort of his home to honor all who were elevated that day in the black belt promotion ceremony.

annotated-YUDANSHA-ISSHO

Sincerity in sweat, you are not forgotten, Sensei.

 

 

Sensei John Szmitkowski

 

FREE Kata-RX For Wellness Online Course

12 Sep

   We just learned important information about Sensei John’s groundbreaking Kata-RX For Wellness online school. We can’t believe its true, but it is!

Sensei John is so pleased with the enrollment in his online Kata-RX For Wellness courses that he has decided for a limited time to make his first course available for – ready – FREE. That’s right completely FREEno further obligation – you can learn Sensei John’s innovative “1 Day / 1 Lifetime” Kata for wellness and mindfulness! Enroll today in the first course for FREE.

You may enroll for FREE using this convenient link: https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation

For those students that already purchased the first course, Sensei will provide a promo code for credit towards the purchase of the second course.

The second course is available to all students who complete the first course. It is reasonably priced at $ 55. for a one-time payment or a two payment option of $ 30 for two months. Either way there’s a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Sensei is so confident you will benefit from his kata that if you are not completely satisfied in the 30 day period you get a full refund.

Here’s a compilation of Sensei’s Kata filmed September 2019 in various locations on Cape Cod, MA, some locations include Wellfleet, North Truro, Light houses and of course, Provincetown (and a mystery locations)! See how easy Sensei’s Kata is to do daly and the beautiful natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Once again, take advantage of this FREE offer: https://senseijohn.me

See you in class!

 

Sensei John Szmitkowski

                             MORE              9-25-19: Update: Sensei John is toying with a new video series to enrich your Kata-RX experience! The videos combine Kata-RX with thought provoking commentary to facilitate your wellness and mindfulness experience. Here’s a sample video. For more info please visit  https://senseijohn.me/2019/09/25/kata-koan-preview-sea-monsters-in-your-ocean/

Kata-RX For Wellness & Mindfulness FREE FIRST COURSE & Course # 2 Opens For Enrollment

10 Jul

More news from Sensei John’s Online Kata-RX For Wellness & Mindfulness classes! We’ll let Sensei John tell you himself. For a limited time, the first course in the Kata-RX For Wellness series is FREE, that’s right due to an overwhelming enrollment, Sensei John has made this first course absolutely FREE!

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Today’s the day!
The second course in my three part “Kata For Wellness & Mindfulness” online classes is now open for enrollment. You can view the course and full curriculum using this link: https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/full-kata-rx-for-wellness-mindfulness

Let’s take a quick peak at my innovative, groundbreaking kata, filmed on a beautiful summer day in Asbury Park, NJ:

The second course is available to all students that have completed the first course. For a limited time the second course is available for a one payment option of $ 55. or a monthly two payment option for $ 30. each. As always, if you are not completely satisfied, there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
You can view the course description and full curriculum using this convenient link: https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/full-kata-rx-for-wellness-mindfulness

*****  Attention New Students ***** FREE FIRST COURSE:
Please remember you MUST start with the first course.
For a limited time you can enroll in the first course for FREE, yes that’s right, due to an overwhelming response Sensei John has made the first course entirely FREE! You can use this link to view the full curriculum and get your FREE first course!
https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation

Here’s a few more screen shots from the most recent videos filmed at Ringwood Manor, NJ.

I look forward to seeing you in class,

 

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Sensei John’s Online Kata Course Number 2 – Coming July!

28 Jun

Sensei John’s next course (number two) in his three part Kata-RX: Kata For Wellness & Mindfulness Online school will open in July. We’ll let Sensei John tell you how the course is progressing.

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My three part Kata For Wellness and Mindfulness online course takes the next step with course number two.

The first course has already opened for enrollment. https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation
The second course is well underway to opening in the next ten days. This second course will teach the full, enhanced movements of the three kata presented in the first course. More significantly this course will teach more of the internal processes found within the kata. The Ghost Hand Gaze, Ghost Hand perception, Mushin state of mind, contracting and expanding bio-energy and Nenjuushin (the everyday mind) to name a few of the internal processes.

To date all that remains is editing and final tweaking. So, it looks like the second course will launch around July 4th. In the meantime, here’s a few screen shots from the class videos. I hope you enjoy them.

Sensei John explains Mushin-No-Shin Mindset

 

Sensei John explains the Ghost Hand Gaze

 

Sensei John’s Practice Together Class On The Ghost Hand Kata

 

Practicing Your Sanchin using Mushin-No-Shin with Sensei John

Please remember that new students must start with the first course. The second course builds on the core techniques and internal principles taught in the first course. This course has already opened for enrollment. Welcome to all the new students!

The first course teaches the core movements of three kata: my Ghost Hand Kata (Yurei-Te Kata), the Sanchin Kata and the 1 Day / 1 Lifetime Kata (“Ichi-Nichi / Issho” Kata). It is the starting point for all students. For a limited time you can still enroll for only $ 10. (that’s a savings of $ 15 off the regular price) & there’s a 30 day money back guarantee if not completely satisfied. You may view the entire curriculum and enroll, if you choose to do so here: https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation

I look forward to seeing you in class. My best to all,

 

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Enroll Now – Online Class – Kata For Wellness & Mindfulness Starts Today!

10 Jun

Sensei John’s Kata-RX is open for enrollment.

Todays the day! My online school Kata-Rx For Wellness & Mindfulness has launched.

In it I offer a 3 course plan to learn my “1 Day / 1 Lifetime” Kata I created for non-martial artists to use to achieve physical and mental well-being. For those that prefer kata names in Japanese it is the “Ichi-nichi Issho” Kata. While this kata is designed specifically with the non-martial artist in mind, karate-ka can benefit too – it is a unique kata that is not available anywhere else. Not only did I create the kata with you in mind, no-one else is providing the insights I disclose in the 3 courses.

Let’s take a fast sneak peak at my innovative groundbreaking “1 Day / 1 Lifetime” Kata filmed on a beautiful summer day in Asbury Park, NJ:

LIMITED TIME OFFER:
You can learn more, see the course syllabus and enroll to save using this convenient, secure link:
https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation

For a limited time the 1st course teaching the core physical movements & introductory states-of-mind is only $ 10. with a full refund in 30 days if not satisfied. Upon payment, you also can join a private FaceBook group for one-on-one interaction.

Please feel welcome to check it out and see the full curriculum – what a bargain for only $ 10 – that’s right 48 years of training resulting in a kata created just for you and you can start learning for less than the cost of a pizza.

The second course which will teach the full kata will be available in 2 weeks for a price of $ 55. (one time payment) or a 2 payment option of $ 30. each, also with a 30 day money back guarantee.

The third course teaching advanced topics will launch two weeks after the second course. This course will teach insights into kata that, I promise, no-one else is teaching these insights into kata for wellness and mindfulness. The price will be between $ 25 and $ 30 so that the entire 3 course kata program will be less than $ 100.

Thanks for checking it out.

I remain

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Still not convinced – here’s a sneak peak at the start of the class on breathing – you will enjoy each class – promise! Then click here to enroll:
https://kata-rx.teachable.com/p/preview-kata-as-moving-meditation

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