Sanchin Kyokushinkai (kata) video
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Sanchin literally means “three battles” or “three conflicts”. It is the principal kata in certain Okinawan karate styles, such as Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu, and it is likely one of the oldest kata. Certain legends attribute the creation of Sanchin to Bodhidharma in the early sixth century.
Sanchin kata seeks to develop three elements at the same time: 1) mind, body and techniques, 2) the internal organs, circulation and the nervous system, and 3) the three energies (ki), located in the top of the head (tento), the diaphragm (hara), and the lower abdomen (tanden).
Sanchin is an isometric kata where each move is performed in a state of complete tension, accompanied by powerful, deep breathing (ibuki) that originates in the lower abdomen (tanden). The practice of Sanchin not only leads to the strengthening of the body, but to the development of the inner power (ki) and the coordination of mind and body.
[From kyokushinshrine.jimdo.com. Original page is here]