Okay, this is one of two posts I have about Sanchin Kata (Ironic title, nay?).

This is a question as to the combat applications of the Isshinryu version of Sanchin Kata.

First, I need to say I have learned one of two versions of this kata. I've been taught to use the vertical punch and Isshinryu forearm block. I am aware of some Isshinryuka who practice with the twisting punch and ulna block.

In my opinion, this kata has many basic (useful) techniques.

I would be extremely interested in hearing other, more experienced artists' opinions on this kata.

[This message has been edited by Vash (edited 05-06-2002).]