1 Feb

Our next Sanchin Pilgrimage:

Sanchin, the remaining rituals of Jiriki Kata-Do and any Karate Kata are an exceptionally convenient means to rejuvenate the body and the spirit. Why? The answer is simple. All are treasures that remain within you each and every minute of each and every day. No matter where you may journey, you carry the treasure of Sanchin with you at all times. As such, my mantra of “Sanchin – anybody – anyplace – anytime” simply awaits your desire to perform Sanchin for the treasure to be enlivened.

Sanchin can, and should, be used during your daily routine as a means of rejuvenation, a way to make an otherwise mundane day special, or a method by which you can take a miniature vacation from the drama of your daily life. While doing so, Sanchin will refresh you physically, enliven your spirit and connect you with the surrounding world environment.

I routinely incorporate Sanchin into my daily activities and believe you would also enjoy doing so. As an example, here is a photograph taking during a ride on my Harley-Davidson Electra-glide. I desired the refreshing effects of Sanchin so I paused next to a cotton field and performed Sanchin. (There is also a video link is below)

So that you may experience the above effects of Sanchin, I have scheduled the following Sanchin Pilgrimage:

the NENJUUSHIN SANCHIN PILGRIMAGE, or the “Everyday Mind Sanchin Pilgrimage.”

Remember, the group dynamic is fulfilled not by all being physically together, but by all performing Sanchin within the session parameters on the same day.

Session Parameters:

Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 – Yes! A weekday, when you are “terribly busy” at work, and otherwise enveloped in the drama of your daily life.

Time: Anytime you may need or desire to perform Sanchin on the above date.

Location:  Anyplace wherein you feel a need or desire to perform Sanchin, indoors, or outdoors.

Salient Points: Without fore-planning be prepared to perform Sanchin anytime this day. Perform the Kata when you feel you need it most to rejuvenate you physically, spiritually and metaphysically. Use your Sanchin performance to rejuvenate you, take a miniature vacation from an otherwise mundane day, or perhaps to make the day special.

The last requirement of this Sanchin Pilgrimage is to remain in an enraptured physical, spiritual and metaphysical state throughout the day by way of the concept of  “Zanshin” (the “remaining mind” which is discussed in my Sanchin DVD and Book).

Once again, you may wish to not only perform the Sanchin Pilgrimage as scheduled, but may also revisit the specific pilgrimage and perform the Sanchin described in each session as an integral part of your regular Sanchin practice. I often incorporate Sanchin into my daily routine. Here’s a few short video examples:

In closing I remain enraptured by the “Everyday Mind of Sanchin”,


Sensei John Szmitkowski

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