My name is Robert Bartkowski and my mission is simple: sharing the skills I have acquired over the last 25+ years as a martial artist, personal fitness trainer and healing arts practitioner with anyone seeking to learn and apply the essence of these various "warrior ways" to live a more healthy, confident and balanced life.
it is both my mission and my passion to share the skills I have learned to awaken the WARRIOR within YOU!
Before we go any further, let me take a second to explain what exactly the term “backyard” means: back in the old days, a kung fu instructor or Sifu (a title meaning “teacher” or “one who has gone before,” used the same way as the much more familiar karate term Sensei) would generally have 2 kinds of students: class students and backyard ones. Almost all of the teacher’s students would limited to the class or school, but a chosen few would meet privately at the teacher’s home, in his backyard, to learn the advanced secrets of the art.
To these students-who had proven their dedication and worthiness-nothing was held back, no secrets were hidden and all was revealed.
If you are reading this, it means that YOU are among the chosen few to receive an invitation to my virtual “backyard,” so again welcome! I am so excited to be able to share what I have learned with you, as I know it will greatly improve whichever area of your life you choose to focus on.
No matter what you goals are, if you would like to be able to:
increase your overall level of health & wellness in a holistic, balanced way
become more functionally fit and active to be prepared for whatever life throws at you
manage stress & anxiety simply and effectively
conquer your own fears & build self-confidence
explore the various benefits traditional martial art training can bring to your day-to-day life (there are a TON, btw)
learn simple, practical and effective self-defense skills to keep in your mental "back pocket" should the need ever arise
just know that all of these benefits-and more-are just waiting for you here. Whatever your reason for dropping by today, just know I've got you covered. Here's the best part about what I have in store for you:
Nothing I will share with you here is "fluff" or fancy theory. These are same exact skills that I personally practice daily and teach to others.
You can start from wherever you are! Nothing I share with you here requires anything more to get started than the desire to learn. All ages and ability levels are welcome.
Best of all, what I have to share with you is designed to be done in pockets of your day allowing you to practice these simple, quick and easy to learn skills whenever is most convenient for you in today's hectic, fast-paced world. Remember that the TRUE measure of a warrior is the ability to adapt!
You will be stunned (in the positive sense) at just how easy it is to begin learning and applying the ancient “warrior ways for modern days.”
So get ready, because you’re gonna love what’s coming up next.