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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Georgetown Texas
I follow your thinking to a certain extent but to clarify, to see if we are on the same page:While this is true for all kata to some extent, it is especially true for Sanchin. Concepts such as outward power projection driven primarily by breath (ki) rather than sequential muscular usage cannot be experienced, taught or learned visually.
Sanchin kata is a feeling kata pertaining to structure, movement and breath. Put all of these together and they equate to the movement of power strictly, with no bunkai value.
Kata on the other hand is the result of applying the principles of sanchin kata into the application of bunkai.