I’ve always heard that Sanchin and Tensho are the most important katas in the Goju system (and are equally important in Kyokushin). Sanchin kata is the fundamental kata of Goju ryu and other Naha-Te karate styles . While it looks basic and simple, in reality it takes years to master. Here are. This page will help you to learn Sanchin, one of the katas used in Goju-Ryu Karate. Meaning of the Sanchin kata is “Three Battles”.

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I’ve practised this kata for a long, long time, and in the context of my training, I always understood it to be an isometric strengthening exercise for the body, which trained you to take some hard hits instructors can be pretty ruthless in testing your stance and control your breathing.

But this doesn’t seem to constitute a complete fighting system in the same way that pretty much any of the katas I’ve seen Iain interpret does.

That it’s practised in this way in just sanhin every dojo and has been as far back as we can identifyis undeniable; that the kata is an incredible way of helping develop the strength, breathing, and structure of the practitioner not to mention snchin namesake stanceagain is undeniable. I have come to learn that the value of sanchin is more for conditioning than fighting application.

It is therefore vital to repeat training of sanchin in order to build a body for karate. So here is what you do: He is a regular columnist for Traditional Sannchin Magazine. In each position, the hips are tilted, held firm and always facing forward, while the only movement is in the arms and the breath. In the Goju Ryu system of which I am most familiar, the originator or person who standardized of what became Goju Ryu karate, Chojun Miyagi made changes to sanchin kata.


It is only possible sanchon touch upon a handful of points on the timeline with reasonable assurance when looking at the history of sanchin kata. Miyagi also changed the breathing taught to him making sancihn more direct and less circulatory in nature. The very act of practicing sanchin kata changes the way the one looks at karate and fighting. As such it would be teaching core skills necessary for stabilty, grappling, gripping, locking, breathing and dealing with an opponent’s body mass.

Sanchin & The 4 Secrets of The Skill of Strength

It is therefore possible to continue fighting and practicing strong karate as you get older, when this kata is used. Mas Oyama with Gogen Yamaguchi. This physical aspect of sanchin kata is the most sought after aspect of training in this kata.

Miyagi also changed the breathing taught to him making it sanchi direct and less circulatory in nature. The basic kata sanchin has existed a long time, and has developed into variations called saifa, seiyunchin, shisochin, sanseiryu, seipai, kururunfa, and suparunpen, which are still practiced.


Miyagi then took out the turns in the form his instructor Higashionna taught to create another version of the kata. And my kwta told us the sameā€¦. As the reader can see, many paths for martial arts, as well as many paths for sanchin kata can be identified. The three areas are interwoven, each defining and shaping the others. See Sosai himself in the proper stance here: Over the years, different versions of sanchin kata have arisen, many of which are in use today. The movements and principles of the tensho kata are also strikingly similar to Ngo Cho Kun, and it seems the similarities are by no means coincidental.

Sanchin. The Three Battles of Kyokushin Karate | The Martial Way

In the past, karate masters learned sanchin kata and maybe one or two other forms. If we always wear shoes, and drive everywhere, the kaa become weak and function merely as appendages rather than full participants in the locomotion of our bodies. I do think compared to other katas it’s the odd one out because I don’t believe it was originally a kata: Some difficulty in understanding sanchin kata comes from the sznchin of the kata. This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit our website.


– Sanchin Kata Fundamentals

Important elements of martial arts Budo are the combination of mind, body, and spirit. Ancient Wisdom The true history of sanchin kata is lost to time.

People wanchin that to protect the groin, the knees are brought together, which in fact provides very little protection, especially against knees and thrusting kicks, but this misconception has resulted in thousands of students practicing this stance in a way that makes them look knock kneed.

LOL For example, mawashi uke, if you look at the mini movements of it, it contains controlling and protecting your centerline with parries and blocks and exploiting and opening up your attacker’s centerline. So, if you look at those ideas many applications can be pulled from the kata based on those ideas.

Sanchin. The Three Battles of Kyokushin Karate

The version I know is one of the southern crane variations. Breaking stuff is a skill he has developed over time, and his body has adapted to it throughout the years. If the techniques of the other kata are the trees, Sanchin is the rain that nourishes them all. In actual fact, Sanchin Dachi protects the groin by enabling you to turn the genitals to the side, away from a frontal attack, placing your thighs in the way of danger. Sanchin appears in the Shukokai syllabus as well via it’s Shito-Ryu and therefore Goju ancestry.

Also, it is a simple way to learn how to ‘sync’ your breathing with striking and to focus power or ki energy in every movement, as is need is actual combat.