KATA LABORATORY

“A man is a scientist not because of what he sees, but how he sees it.” (1)

KATA LAB

I hear it. There’s a noticeably growing “buzz” in my full Kata Laboratory project. The fact is, my Kata Lab has taken another step closer to being published. To that end, I set up this page showing the entire working Table Of Contents for the project. As my readers know, I have published “teaser” kata lab articles on this blog, most supported with a video on my You-Tube channel.
Now, for the first time, here is the working Table Of Contents and project statistics (as of May 1st, 2015): word count 44,339, pages 179.

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Kata Laboratory ©
Table Of Contents
( * denotes that the Kata Lab has a video on my You-Tube channel)

Introduction
Kata A “Lazy” Pursuit – Link: https://senseijohn.me/2013/09/22/kata-a-lazy-pursuit/
Necessity For My Kata Laboratory

Chapter One:

Kata Laboratory – Introductory Concepts
Central Theme For All Kata Labs – 3 Battles Of Bunkai (Analysis) – Link : https://senseijohn.me/2013/05/20/kata-lab-101-three-states-of-bunkai/
You can’t Fish In The Same (Kata) River Twice
Kata Curse – A Warning – Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/09/22/kata-my-curse/

Chapter Two: 1000 Series Basic Kata Labs

Physical Labs (#100 sub-series):

# 1110 – Custom Kiai – Link: https://senseijohn.me/2015/02/23/kata-lab-kata-with-custom-kiai/
# 1120 – Sanchin Kata In A Chair Or Bed
# 1130 – Kata From A Seated Position
# 1140 – Kata Statue
# 1150 – Kata With Makiwara Or Heavy Bag – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2015/03/23/kata-lab-kata-makiwara-kata/


Spiritual Labs (#200 sub-series):

# 1210 – Kata Of The Mind
# 1220 – Modify Positional Coincidence
# 1230 – Kata Dogma

Environmental Labs (#300 sub-series):

# 1310 – Kata In Nature – Link: https://senseijohn.me/2013/11/17/kata-lab-131-kata-in-nature/

Chapter Three: 2000 Series Intermediate Kata Labs

Physical Labs:

# 2110 – Kata With Eyes Closed
# 2120 – Incomplete Kata
# 2130 – Kata-Kumite Ichi – * Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/01/26/kata-lab-211-kata-kumite-ichi/
# 2140 – Sanchin Kata In Reverse Order – * Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/10/20/kata-lab-reverse-sanchin-kata/
# 2150 – Kata Deconstruction – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2013/06/09/kata-lab-201-introduction-to-kata-deconstruction/
# 2160 – Kata Morphing
# 2170 – Blink-Of-An-Eye Bunkai – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/05/04/kata-lab-303-blink-of-an-eye-bunkai-physical-aspect/

Spiritual Labs:

# 2210 – Re-examine Philosophical Doctrines
# 2220 – Refreshing Recollection With Kata – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2013/07/21/kata-lab-121-refreshing-recollection-with-kata/
# 2230 – Kata: Dr. Jekyll’s Potion – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/02/09/kata-lab-122-kata-dr-jekylls-potion/
# 2240 – Ten Virtues Of Kata

# 2250 – Kata With You – An Introduction Link:
https://senseijohn.me/2016/05/23/kata-lab-2250-kata-within-you-an-introduction/
Environmental Labs:

# 2310 – Kata In The Dark
# 2320 – Kata With Music Or Noise
# 2330 – Deconstructed Kata In Nature
# 2340 – Kata Impaired

Chapter Four: 3000 Series Advanced Kata Labs

Physical Labs:

# 3110 – Deconstructed Kata With Makiwara Or Heavy Bag
# 3120 – Deconstructed Kata Interrupted With:
# 3121: Ippon Kumite
# 3122: Jiyu Kumite
# 3130 – Maai – The 4th Dimension – Introduction
# 3140 – Kata – Interrupted With Partner
# 3150 – Kata – Sequences Versus Pattern

Spiritual Labs:

# 3210 – Kata To Modify Emotions – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2013/10/06/kata-lab-221-kata-as-an-emotional-modifier/
# 3220 – Seienchin Kata In Reverse Order – *Link: https://senseijohn.me/2015/06/01/kata-lab-reverse-seienchin-kata/

# 3230 – Three States Of Kata

# 3240 – Kata All Day

Environmental Labs:

# 3310 – Deconstructed Kata In Nature
# 3320 – Kata In Various Environments

Chapter Five: 4000 Series Master Kata Labs

Physical Labs:

# 4110 – Kata Deconstruction – Jiyu Kumite With Kata Techniques
# 4120 – Random Sanchin – * Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/11/03/kata-lab-random-sanchin-kata/
# 4130 – Maai – 4th Dimension – Advanced
# 4140 – Kata – Jumbled
# 4141 – Kata Jumbled – Individual
# 4142 – Kata Jumbled – With A Partner
# 4150 – Taikiyouku – To Build The Body – To What End?

Spiritual Labs:

# 4210: Kata Within You – Advanced
# 4220: Kata As Sustenance
# 4230: Egotistic Zen-Ken Ichi
# 4240: Kata As A Meme
# 4250 – Taikiyouku – To Build The Spirit – To What End?

# 4260 – Kata & Perception – A Puzzle Experiment

# 4270 – Kata & Perception – A Riddle Experiment

Environmental Labs:

# 4310 – Matching Kata To The Environment
# 4320: All Prior “Indoor” Kata Labs Outdoors

Chapter Six: Grandmaster Kata Lab

# 5000 – Create Your Own Kata that combines all three battles of Kata

Appendices:
# 1: Goshin-Do Kata-Jitsu (Self-defense, Art Of Kata)
# 2: Responses To Attack
# 3: Kata Lab – The Process – Link: https://senseijohn.me/2014/04/20/kata-lab-the-process-of-making-a-kata-lab/
# 4: Walking In Your Footsteps (Guide To Creating Your Own Kata)

© 2013 through 2015 John Szmitkowski – no portion of the Kata Lab may be used without express, written permission.

HANKO-master

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Endnotes:
1. Leeming, David A., Flights: Magic, Mysticism, Fantasy & Myth (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. New York, NY 1974) p. 275.

dreams-seisan    For information on my “no-risk”, kata seminars, please visit the seminar page using this convenient link https://senseijohn.me/seminar-kata/

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