San zhan of 5 Ancestors is said to come from White crane, i.e. 5 ancestors is derived from 5 different styles crane being one and that form in particular is a direct implant. I've not seen it performed with closed fists though.
My first thought was that this form looked more like a shorin seisan than a sanchin. I think the open handed forms bare far greater resemblance to Sanchin than this.
I did some looking and apparently the three recititudes are "eyes, body and feet" distinctly different to the three battles.
Still it is interesting.
Edited by Shonuff (04/29/08 04:40 AM)
It's Shotokan not Shoto-can't!!!