Oh btw SFGOON. They guy who you mean is from Uechi-ryu. Just noticed local MA-store selling his "Okinawan Karate"-series DVD´s. :snorting:
If you did Kata the way you fought woudln't it look like shadow boxing? I am not a huge kata fanatic ,I don't mind it, but I wouldn't use the traditional downward sweeping blocks or outside middle area blocks found in kata when I am sparring.
Originally Posted by AAAhmed46
If anyone is curious here is a video of Uechi -Ryu Sanchin kata
Which is pretty different form the GoJu system, but to each his own.
Does the DVD come with a free fat guy? 'Cuz that would rule.
Originally Posted by Rubberduck
I'll take Iron Wire over Karate San Chin every day, but S White Crane I'd like to look into. :)
Sorry, fat guys are out of stock. But in on DVD cover there is nice picture of guy taking baseball bat shot to solar blexus area. In three others is da sensei doing *drumroll* sanchin-dachi. :ninja2:
Originally Posted by SFGOON
Here are some excellent links on the use of Sanchin in Goju and Uechi-ryu. There is also a link on the use of Naifanchi (Naebojin), the form I use in my training for tension training. In addition to history and explanation of the various kata, there are videos of Okinawan masters performing them. Some of these masters are Intangible Assets registered with the Okinawan government.
Sanchin, kata of Goju-ryu: http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/011/001/index.html
Sanchin, kata of Uechi-ryu: http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/011/002/index.html
Naifanchi, kata of Shorin-ryu: http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/011/003/index.html
It's interessting I recently started doing pilates to help my back and increase my core strength and I found it simillar to GoJu Sanchin in that it involved controlled breatheing, exhailinging to tighten the stomach and abs as well as slow movments isolating certain muscles.
I like the Pilates better because instead of being felt up by a guy making sure I am in the correct form I was gropped by a hot girl making sure I was tightening my stomach muscles and glutes properly.
Pilates (w hot pilates teacher) > Sanchin
"Dynamic tension" exercises merely work the muscles and do virtually nothing for the tendons. While it is good as a supplementary exercise, resistance training with heavy objects should still take top priority.
And Sanchin kata is fun.
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You can do dynamic tension all day, every day if you want. Heavy weights damage tendons slightly so they can only be conducted maybe four times per week. If you damage your tendons, your muscles will weaken themselves to protect their tendons, which is counterproductive.
I've learned more about weightlifting in the last month than I have in the previous twelve years. Pavel Tsatouline is worth looking in to.
Im actually how surprised sanchin looks from school to school within the same style.