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#146028 - 05/23/05 02:21 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
hedkikr Offline
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Annanko - After a w/e Gasshuku last week, I learned so many reasons why Sanchin is important but Annanko has applications of Sanchin in it.

Plenty of open-hand techniques, empi-uchi, take-down w/ F/U, dynamic & subtle.

#146029 - 05/24/05 07:04 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: hedkikr]
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I was wondering if anyone would choose any of the "Fighting" kata. Annanku or Kusanku. I should have known it would be Hedkikr

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#146030 - 05/26/05 10:00 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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I would choose Sanchin for chinkuchi development and Naihanchi for fighting applications. Wansu and Siesan would be next on my list. For those who don't know, chinkuchi literally means bone, sinew, and energy. Chinkuchi is basicaly total controll of your technique and center of gravity, focus, directing energy to different parts of your body and propper breathing.These are all things that I believe Sanchin teaches. I also believe that this is why so many Okinawan styles stress Sanchin so much. Isshin Ryu is a combination of Goju Ryu and Shorin Ryu. They way that I practice Isshin Ryu is to use the Goju Ryu Kata for chinkuchi development and the Shorin Ryu kata for fighting. I must say though If I could pick only one it would be Sanchin. I would use my basics for fighting.
It's not the quantity but the quality that counts.

#146031 - 05/26/05 10:04 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: IsshinRyuStudent]
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I like Saifa (Smash! Tear!).

#146032 - 05/26/05 11:07 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: harlan]
Kempoman Offline

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Naihanchi hands down. Although we practice all three as one kata.

Yeah, if you want to get dry-humped and dookie-licked.

#146033 - 05/27/05 02:12 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: Kempoman]
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Only one... I would have to go with AKK's Short Form Three. It contains the most complete coverage of the styles principles. The other forms in AKK, especiall Long 3, 4, 5, and six, might look better, but they favor the style of movement that is present in brown/black belt techniques, whereas Short three is the intermediary that covers the entire range of movement in AKK.

#146034 - 05/31/05 11:41 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: KiDoHae]
student Offline

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Good choice KiDoHae. I agree completely.

#146035 - 07/20/05 04:50 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: student]
Salek Offline

Registered: 06/09/04
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Loc: Minnesota
KANKU DAI i think
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

#146036 - 07/20/05 09:25 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: Salek]
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Registered: 06/15/05
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The Channan.
All 5 Heians in one.

#146037 - 07/21/05 07:25 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: McSensei]
Kintama Offline
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It's the only Goju kata that I have not been taught.

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