Kata-RX For Wellness Full Course

This course picks up where course # 1 - The Core Kata Course leaves off. If you did not enroll & complete that course you must do so first.

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Attention new students you MUST takes the first course, The "Core Kata Course" before purchasing this course. This course builds on the physical movements and internal concepts of that course.

This course is the penultimate result of my 48 years of exploring karate kata. NO karate experience is necessary - it is specifically geared for the NON-martial artist. Anyone, anytime, anyplace can perform it. For that reason I call it the "1 Day-1 Lifetime" Kata (Ichi-Nichi-Issho in Japanese).

Additionally, this course provides classes offering insight into the entheogenic use of medical cannabis. For those students that are legally prescribed medical cannabis the integration of kata and medical cannabis is explored as a ritualistic ceremony.

No experience, no special clothes, no outside equipment, nothing is needed. At all times the kata resides within you percolating. It simmers ready to come forth when you call upon it in times of physical or mental distress. It helps me get through the rigors of daily life, and I believe it will help you also.Sore? Tired? Depressed? Panic Attacks? Do the kata.

Course Curriculum

Your Instructor

Sensei John Szmitkowski
Sensei John Szmitkowski

Sensei John M. Szmitkowski has 48 years of training and practicing Okinawa-based Karate-Do. In 1971 he began his training at age 10 in the Palisades Park, NJ Dojo of Shihan Thomas DeFelice, Ku-Dan, (ninth degree black belt) in Goshin-Do Karate-Do. To date, since the dojo opened in 1965, only twenty-four people have attained a black belt rank in this demanding style of karate. Sensei John is presently ranked as a Nana-Dan, (seventh degree black belt).

Sensei John's understanding of kata, the ritual forms of karate is profound. He had undertaken a deep exploration of kata resulting in a ground-breaking method of teaching certain, some may say sacred kata, to non-martial artists to promote physical and mental (spiritual) well-being. Sensei John is unique in this endeavor. Worldwide there are few who have such a rare ability to convert these ready kata into a life enhancing experience.

Academically, Sensei's highest level of education is a Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law (1989). Sensei is a retired criminal defense attorney who now devotes a substantial part of his day exploring and teaching his methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I like the kata experience, is there more?
Absolutely. First, there is the advanced course (course # 3 in this series) which adds both physical movements and more internal processes to this kata. In addition, in my almost five decades of experience, I have at my disposal many more kata. If you tell me your needs, I can show you a kata to help. Another possibility is that with you I can develop a unique, innovative kata tailored just for you.

My sincerest thanks to you for visiting this page.

These courses are the result of (as of now) my 48 year exploration of karate kata. The penultimate result being this meditative kata for wellness. My your path from hereon in be smooth.

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