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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for the serious karateka, 21 Nov 2007
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Goran Powell (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power (Paperback)
Sanchin is one of the simplest kata to learn, yet one of the most profound and difficult to grasp. Unlike other kata that catalogue fighting techniques, Sanchin concentrates on developing physical toughness and short-range power to underpin the learnings of the other kata, and in the Goju Ryu system Sanchin is often cited as the most important kata of all. Yet considering its importance, there has been little written about it - until now. This excellent book covers every aspect of this essential kata in great detail, from performance to fighting applications and the health benefits that can be derived from its correct practice. The Way of Sanchin is essential reference for any martial artist wishing to understand this core kata. Kris Wilder brings his long experience in various martial arts to bear in an interesting and engaging way - congratulations on an excellent and long overdue book.

Goran Powell
4th Dan
Author of Waking Dragons
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource for all serious martial artists, 3 April 2007
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L. A. Kane (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power (Paperback)
Many practitioners believe that sanchin kata holds the key to mastering traditional martial arts. It is one of the simplest forms to learn pattern-wise, yet one of the most difficult to perfect. Those who truly understand its teachings find that it facilitates enormous quickness and power in any martial application. The challenge comes in gaining that understanding, something we had to uncover by trial and error until now.

In his groundbreaking book, The Way of Sanchin, Sensei Wilder lays out step-by-step instructions for mastering this vital form. He covers every element of body mechanics, movement, breathing, and application with clear writing, pertinent detail, and informative illustrations. The "test it" exercises help readers internalize what they have learned.

Wilder manages to take the ancient wisdom of sanchin kata and make it relevant for modern budoka (martial artists) today. If you want to develop real strength, speed, endurance, and power for tournament competition or street survival you need to buy this book.

Contents Include:

- The entire kata in step-by-step movement

- Movement not seen

- The crescent step

- The spine

- Bones, sinew, and muscle

- The energetic structure

- The mechanical structure

- Iron shirt

- Rooting

- The mind

- Ten-minute sanchin

- The 5:7 ratio

- And much more...

The illustrations are outstanding too, supplementing the text in exacting detail. This insightful book truly should be required reading for all serious practitioners.

Lawrence Kane

Author of Surviving Armed Assaults and Martial Arts Instruction; co-author of The Way of Kata and The Way to Black Belt
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Way of Sanchin as food for thought, 27 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power (Paperback)
You don't have to be a GoJu specialist or even a karateka to benefit from reading this book. Anyone interested in exploring their physicality in a martial or even an everyday sense will find much food for thought here.

Thought provoking research and study from an artiste par excellence, Kris is a true gent, scholar, and a great ambassador for martial arts in general and GoJu Ryu in particular.
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