Mindfulness is to be fully present, aware of our environment, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Mindfulness has long been practiced in traditional Chinese and Okinawan martial arts through Sanchin. Sanchin is a kata (set of movements) of Chinese origin considered to be the core of several styles of Chinese and Okinawan martial arts. The name Sanchin, meaning "three battles/conflicts/wars," is interpreted as the battle to unify the mind, body, and spirit.
In this workshop, learn and practice Sanchin kata as a means of practicing mindfulness.
Dan McLeod holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Uechi-Ryu Karate and has over 15 years’ experience in martial arts.
He began his martial art training at Mike Rozumek’s Karate Center learning Uechi-ryu. During his tenure there he won a number of regional point fighting tournaments and became a full-time teacher for both children and adults.