Sanchin - Kata for Goju-Ryu Karate

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Sanchin - Kata for Goju-Ryu Karate

This page will help you to learn Sanchin, one of the katas used in Goju-Ryu Karate. For additional Goju-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Goju-Ryu Katas page.

Meaning of the Sanchin kata - "Three Battles". For the meaning of other kata, please visit the section on Goju-Ryu kata meanings.

If you need other Karate information (i.e. kicks, stances and strikes), please visit the main Karate section. For other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Katas & Forms page.

YouTube Demonstration of Sanchin - Goju-Ryu Kata - Front View

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YouTube Demonstration of Sanchin - Goju-Ryu Kata

Written Kata Instructions

  • From attention stance
  • Move to Yoi stance with the feet together and hands in front left over right
  • Right foot steps forward into Sanchin dachi
    • The tension in the arms is released as right foot steps, they stay in contact and turn upwards with a double middle block with the right hand in front of the left
    • As the arms raise crossed in front of you you breath in
    • And as the blocks move out into the double block you breath out
    • The left hand pulls back chamber as you breath in
    • With tension in the arm it extends to a middle punch breathing out
    • With tension the arm pulls in slightly as you breath in
    • Then the the arm turns back to middle block breathing out



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