Sanchin Shito Ryu (kata) video
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Sanchin was brought back from China by Kanryo Higaonna, and means “three battles”, the three generally accepted as being the body, mind and spirit. The physical principles that provide the strength of Sanchin are:
1) centering of the body’s energy;
2) lowering the body’s center of gravity;
3) controlled breathing into the abdomen, which is the body’s center. When properly performed, the kata is an incredibly strong foundation for the ensuing advanced techniques. Sanchin develops the immovable center of balance by a combination of physical balance (posture) and psychological balance (application of Zen). Sanchin combines meditation with a healthy strong body able to withstand the rigorous mental and physical training.
During Sanchin, the instructor tests the focus,centering, conditioning and stability of the student by repeatedly striking parts of the student’s body, arms and legs. As a person’s training progresses, the tests become more intense, the strikes much harder. It becomes a matter of pride and honor to be able to receive the hardest of blows with no visible effect.
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