24 Sep

I am pleased to announce a new weblog category I call “A SANCHIN SANCTUM.” This category will serve a dual purpose.

The first purpose is to archive articles that pertain to unique, unusual and, some may say, controversial, insights into the practice of Sanchin. These articles are designed to divulge some of the attributes of Sanchin Kata found within the dynamic ideology of Jiriki Kata-Do. By divulging some of these attributes, I hope to wet the appetite of those readers, who have, as of yet, not discovered Sanchin for themselves. In this regard, these articles are designed to inspire readers to seek to discover Sanchin; perhaps by way of either my economically priced 57 minute DVD, my 116 page book, or both.


The second purpose of this category is to guide those that have purchased either my book or DVD to a preliminary discussion of topics related to Sanchin. Those who have purchased either a DVD or book have access to my personal e-support system, which includes e-mails, a private FaceBook group and even video support. This category of the weblog is designed to spur private discussion via the e-support on timely, contemporaneous Sanchin issues that arise during your Sanchin practice.

So, whenever you desire to explore Sanchin related topics, this category will provide an intellectual archival warehouse for your use and comments.

I hope you enjoy.

In the meantime, I remain, practicing, analyzing, contemplating and archiving my Sanchin experiences.



Sensei John Szmitkowski

 NOW AVAILABLE – SANCHIN DVD designed specifically for the NON-MARTIAL ARTIST who desires to learn & unlock the secret treasure of Sanchin. Here is a link to a FREE promotional video on You-Tube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-pC-tPUrYE

Information on how to purchase Sanchin tutorial products may be found by clicking this convenient link:http://www.dynamic-meditation.com/references.html.

Sensei John is now on Facebook, under – FLY FISHING DOJO, you are invited to send a Facebook friend request.

For more on either Sanchin Kata as meditation or my new book on Sanchin Kata, please feel free to visit the “Sanchin Book” page of this weblog, or my website WWW.Dynamic-Meditation.Com.

You may wish to view my blog dedicated to the interrelationship between martial arts protocol & ideology to fly-fishing and fishing in general by clicking WWW.FlyFishingDojo.Com

2 Responses to “A SANCHIN SANCTUM”

  1. Brian Jones September 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi to Sensei John & other readers,

    My name is Brian Jones and I live in the Joplin, MO area.

    I recently purchased the Sanchin DVD (via Ebay) and as a Sanchin Kata beginner I’m happy with my purchase. The DVD is designed to instruct a person with no prior training. I have been wanting to learn a correct Sanchin kata training method WITHOUT having to learn to mimic Darth Vadar’s breathing.

    Happily for me Sensei John teaches a soft and meditative Sanchin on his DVD. For $11 bucks and some change my purchase was a no-brainer. I only wish that I would have purchased the book too.

    Sensei John’s Sanchin is a “Katsujin No Kata”- a kata that gives one life- as opposed to the common “Satsujin No Kata”- a kata that teaches one to take a life- which is practiced and taught in most Karate dojo.

    I’m happy to find that Budo Karate is still being taught in the USA because in the Joplin, MO area ALL of the local Karate dojo’s practice sport karate or MMA;-(

    I hope that John Sensei continues with his instructional DVDs. I would like to learn other kata such as Tensho and more advanced versions of Sanchin kata. Perhaps he will also start teaching kobudo too via DVD???

    Thanks John Sensei!

    • senseijohn September 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

      I am honored by your comment Brian & very pleased that the Sanchin DVD has found its way to an individual that appreciates (let alone even be aware of) the distinction between Katsujin No Kata & Satsujin No Kata. Ironically I have a draft of a blog on this exact topic. I never posted it because I felt the distinction would be lost on many; so your comment is very much appreciated.

      The Seienchin DVD & Book is presently a work in process & should be available in time.

      I may also be able to produce an individualized DVD on any Kata you would like to learn in the Goshin-Do Karate-Do Mokuroku No Kata; you can e-mail me on this topic.

      In the meantime, continued Sanchin practice from the heart & remember – Ichi-Nichi Issho – – One day, one lifetime.

      My best,

      Sensei John

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