Isshin Ryu Sanchin Kata video
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Sanchin is the eight and last empty-hand Kata in Isshin Ryu Karate. Coming from Chojun Miyagi, Sanchin has its origins in the Gojū-ryū Ryu system. Along with Seiunchin, this is one of two Gojū-ryū katas in Isshin-ryū.
Previous to the instruction of Miyagi, the kata was practiced with open hands, turns, and natural breathing methods. With the founding of Gojū-ryū, this form was practiced with closed fists (a more traditional method on Okinawa), no turns, and a controlled, almost hard inhalation and exhalation.
Touted primarily for its physical training aspects, Sanchin also contains many applicable martial techniques. Shimabuku also thought very highly of the form, saying once, “Sanchin is for health. Without health, how can one have karate?”