The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power

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YMAA Publication Center, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 181 pages
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Many practitioners believe that Sanchin Kata holds the key to mastering traditional martial arts. It is one of the simplest forms to learn, yet one of the most difficult to perfect. Those who truly understand its teachings find that it facilitates enormous quickness and power in any martial application. The challenge lies in gaining that understanding, which is something we had to uncover ourselves by trial and error until now.When Karate or Ti was first developed in Okinawa, it was about using technique and extraordinary power to end a fight instantly. These old ways of generating remarkable power are still accessible, but they are purposefully hidden in Sanchin Kata for the truly dedicated to find.This book takes you to new depths of practice by breaking down the form piece by piece, body part by body part, so that the very foundation of the kata is revealed.Test it. Every chapter, concept, and application is accompanied by a test it section, designed for you to explore and verify the kata for yourself. Sanchin Kata really comes alive when you can feel the thrill of having those hidden teachings speak to you through your body across the ages. No other document or video available today provides such depth and exploration of Sanchin Kata. Simply put: once you read this book and test what you have learned, your Karate will never be the same.Contents Include: Movement Not SeenThe Crescent StepThe SpineBones, Sinew, and MuscleThe Energetic StructureThe Mechanical StructureIron ShirtRootingThe MindTen-minute SanchinThe 5:7 RatioThe Entire Traditional Kata in step-by-step MovementAnd Much More!

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Review: The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power

User Review  - Lance Schonberg - Goodreads

Tremendous depth and detail, I'd call this a must read for anyone studying a style that practices Sanchin, particularly Goju. Mr. Wilder breaks down the kata at a very fine level, discussing each move ... Read full review

Review: The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power

User Review  - Timothy Nichols - Goodreads

I don't do sanchin kata, but I know my own forms well enough to profit from what Wilder is doing here. This is how forms should be studied. A good form will stand up to this level of scrutiny and ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Kris Wilder began his martial arts training in 1976 in the art of Tae Kwon Do, he has earned black belt-level ranks in three arts: Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree), Kodokan Judo (1st Degree) and Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Degree), which he teaches at the West Seattle Karate Academy. He is a regular columnist for Traditional Karate Magazine.

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