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The Way of Sanchin Kata—The Application of Power

by Kris Wilder

Many believe that Sanchin Kata holds the key to mastering traditional martial arts. Those who understand its teachings find that it facilitates enormous quickness and power in any martial application. The challenge lies in gaining that understanding.

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Paperback: 212 pages
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ISBN: 9781594390845

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Release date: 
May 1, 2007
Paperback: 212 pages
Dimensions: 
9.5 × 7.37 × 0.75 in
ISBN: 9781594390845
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Once you read this book, your Karate will never be the same

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.

"Ti" (is the Okinawan word for 'hand'). "Te" (is the Japanese word for 'hand').

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 Seen
  • The Crescent Step
  • The Spine
  • Bones, Sinew, and Muscle
  • The Energetic Structure
  • The Mechanical Structure
  • Iron Shirt
  • Rooting
  • The Mind
  • Ten-minute Sanchin
  • The 5:7 Ratio
  • The Entire Traditional Kata in step-by-step Movement
  • And Much More!

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About the Author

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 has trained under Kenji Yamada, who as a Judoka won back-to-back United States grand championships ('54-'55); Shihan John Roseberry, founder of Shorei-Shobukan Karate and a direct student of Seikichi Toguchi; and Hiroo … More »