SEMINAR: Kata Laboratory

SEMINAR: KATA LABORATORY

Proctored by: Sensei John Szmitkowski,  Karate-Do No Kyoshi, Goshin-Do Karate-Do

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Based in New Jersey, the seminar will be COMING TO THE EAST COAST IN 2015 

Ushering in a new Kata experience, I am pleased to offer the following unique seminar experience which uses that kata of your system.

For seminar information, please feel free to e-mail me at: FlyFishingDojo@Me.Com

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Will my unique Kata Laboratory benefit you?

ASK YOURSELF:

Do you desire more from your kata experience?
Are you bored with the study of kata?
Why does kata never seem to flow seamlessly with kumite?
Am I merely dancing when I perform a kata?
Has my kata education been nothing more than a morass of “technical corrections”?
What are the spiritual aspects of kata?

Isn’t it time for you to self-discover and build upon the kata, that you already know?

I am so confident that you will find my approach knowledgeable and refreshing when compared to the old paradigm of “technical corrections” that I make an offer no other person has – You do not pay for my seminar in advance, rather, YOU ONLY PAY AT THE END IF TOTALLY SATISFIED. How many “masters” that offer seminars will do that?

Finally – a kata seminar using the kata of YOUR system, as YOU perform them as a means for you to SELF-discover the hidden treasures that lie within the science of kata.

How is this possible?

Having spent over forty years in karate-do I have always enjoyed not just kata, but what I call the “science” of kata. By the science of kata, I mean the study of kata, bunkai and related topics from not only a physical experience, but also one of the spirit. I have been extremely fortunate to have shared the experience of kata with many persons from distinct backgrounds and styles. I had enjoyed this very social experience since my earliest days of karate-do.
Then, in 2004, after a geographic relocation, my kata experience was transformed from the social, public experience to a private, introspective, personal one. My years of private, introspective, almost monastic, sweat-filled, devotion and practice of kata has enriched not only my physical understanding of kata but also my inner spiritual self as expressed through kata.

Intrigued? Here is a sample of topics and training drills from the seminar which include, but are not limited to:

Exploration of the small group dynamic as it limits one’s individual ability to understand kata;
Practical, hands-on methods to practice the relationship between kata and kumite;
3. Drills to learn to utilize kata in jiyu-kumite (free-style kumite)
4. Examination of and drills to deconstruct systemic kata so as to reconstruct kata as individualized within systemic demands as it relates to the martial ideology of Shu-Ha-Ri;
5. Unique approach to unifying kata and bunkai practice in one methodology;
6. Applying kata, kumite and goshin-jitsu (self-defense) as one methodology;
7. Procedures to construct a foundation upon which to explore the inner, spiritual aspects of kata-jitsu.

You can also preview a few of the Kata Laboratory articles and videos that I have made available to the public free-of-charge using this convenient link: http://senseijohn.me/category/kata-laboratory/

In addition to the seminar, each attendee that pays the seminar fee will receive a complimentary training manual (approximately 80 pages in length) featuring the seminar drills, commentary and narrative to continue your training.

 

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