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The Way of Sanchin Kata
The Application of Power
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.
- Movement Not Seen
- The Crescent Step
- The Spine
- Bones, Sinew, and Muscle
- The Energetic Structure
- The Mechanical Structure
- Iron Shirt
- The Mind
- Ten-minute Sanchin
- The 5:7 Ratio
- The Entire Traditional Kata in step-by-step Movement
- And Much More!
Kris Wilder is author of Lessons from the Dojo Floor (Xlibris 2003). Practicing martial arts from the age of 15, Kris has earned black belt rankings in three styles, Goju-Ryu (4th dan), tae kwon do (2nd dan), and Judo (1st dan) and is an international competition medallist. He has received training in Okinawa, Japan and the USA from gifted martial artists who take their lineage directly from the founders of their systems. Kris lives and teaches Goju Ryu karate in Seattle Washington.
216 pages • 331 illustrations • ISBN: 978-1-59439-084-5
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