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DVD: Sanchin Kata by Kris Wilder

Sanchin Kata—The Root of Karate Power

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Run Time: 60min

Number of discs: 1

Narration: English

Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish

Region Encoding: All Regions

Code: D1897

ISBN: 978-1-59439-189-7

Release Date: February 1, 2010

Skill Level: Skill level 1 recomended Skill level 2 recomended Skill Level 3

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Traditional Training Methods for Karate Power

The Sanchin Kata, or 'Three Battles Sequence', is an ancient form that can be traced back to the roots of karate. Sanchin Kata is known to develop extraordinary quickness and generate remarkable power. This program breaks down the form piece by piece, body part by body part, so that the hidden details of the kata are revealed.

Regular practice of Sanchin Kata conditions the body, trains correct alignment, and teaches the essential structure needed for generating power within all of your karate movements. Many karate practitioners believe that Sanchin Kata holds the key to mastering the traditional martial arts. Though it can be one of the simplest forms to learn, it is one of the most difficult to perfect.

Goju-Ryu 5th-dan Kris Wilder offers in-depth exploration of Sanchin Kata, with detailed instruction of the essential posture, linking the spine, generating power, and demonstration of the complete Sanchin Kata.

Simply put, your Karate will never be the same.


Kris Wilder

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.

5 starsAn Hour With a Master Teacher, Susan (Amazon reviewer) November, 2011

This DVD is like spending an hour with a master teacher looking at all the tiny mechanical details of Sanchin. You won't find a lot of gee-whiz martial arts here. What you will find are enough clearly described details to give you something to chew on for months. This is a DVD for people who strive for body control and mastery of every aspect of their kata. It's clear enough for beginners, but I've gotten several good insights from it, too, and I've been doing Sanchin for 17 years now.

Kudos, by the way, to the production team. This is a nicely filmed, professional DVD with well-chosen camera angles and clear sound.

5 starsA Literal Cornucopia of Martial Arts Knowledge Contained In This DVD, Shawn Kovacich (Amazon reviewer) May, 2010
Sensei Wilder's DVD covers all aspects of executing not only the Sanchin Kata correctly, but the way he presents the material. Everything he teaches could easily be applied to other katas as well and not just the Sanchin Kata, of which there seems to be several different versions or variations. Rather than teaching "his" way of executing the kata from an external perspective (technique), Sensei Wilder teaches you the more important internal workings (primciples) of the kata, which should be all the same regardless of what the external technique is, and this is the hallmark of a master!

I have often said that the one true key to finding a true martial arts master is to find one who focuses more on the principles behind a technique rather than focusing too much on the technique itself, and Sensei Wilder definitely fits that description.

5 starsSimple but Very Detailed, William Campbell (Amazon reviewer) April, 2010
Kris Wilder doesn't look like your regular Karate superhero but by the end of this DVD I think he will be. For the first time on DVD someone has really taken the time explain down to the smallest detail how to make a correct Sanchin stance. For those that don't know a Sanchin stance, it is a basic Karate stance that is the anchor for higher level forms. If it's incorrect you cannot generate extreme power and cause excess strain on your joints. Kris with the help of his student explains how having a foot or an elbow in even a slightly wrong position can deplete your power.

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