Sanchin Kata - Step by Step

# Explanation
1. Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. Move into MUSUBI DACHI and MOKUSO on the command MOKUSO. On the second command Sanchin, open eyes, move into the YOI position with IBUKI.

On the command HAJIME/ICHI move into right SANCHIN DACHI, and simultaneously putting the right arm in front of the left and blocking right MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE (Sanchin no Kamae).

All IBUKI NOGARE rhythms at this Kata are at a mental count of four, with with a one count finish.


2. In the same position inhale and bring the left fist back to the ready punch position and punch left CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI,

inhale and with the extended left arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


3. With the arms in the MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE position, quickly step into left SANCHIN DACHI.
4. Inhale and bring the right fist back to the ready punch position and punch right CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI,

inhale and with the extended right arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


5. With the arms in the MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE position, quickly step into right SANCHIN DACHI.
6. Inhale and bring the left fist back to the ready punch position and punch left KAGI TSUKI under de right elbow with IBUKI.
7. With the arms in this position quickly step across with the right foot and turn 180° anti-clockwise into left SANCHIN DACHI, simultaneously blocking with a fast left CHUDAN UCHI UKE, inhale and bring the right fist back into ready punch position.

In the same stance punch right CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI, inhale and with the extended right arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


8. With the arms in the MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE position, quickly step into right SANCHIN DACHI.
9. Inhale and bring the right fist back to the ready punch position and punch right KAGI TSUKI in Sanchin no Kamae with IBUKI.
10. With the arms in this position quickly step across with the right foot and turn 180° into left SANCHIN DACHI simultaneously blocking with a fast left CHUDAN UCHI UKE, inhale and bring the right fist back to the ready punch position.

In the same stance punch right CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI with the extended right arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


11. With the arms in the MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE position, quickly step into right SANCHIN DACHI.
12. Inhale and bring the left fist back to the ready punch position, and punch left CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI,

inhale and with the extended left arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


13. In the same position inhale and bring the right fist back to the ready punch position, and punch right CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI,

inhale and with the extended right arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


14. In the same position inhale and bring the left fist back to the ready punch position, and punch left CHUDAN TSUKI with IBUKI,

inhale and with the extended left arm block CHUDAN UCHI UKE with IBUKI.


15. Still in the same position inhale and quickly grab with both hands directly in front of you, at neck height, with palms facing out. Quickly pull back both hands closed to the ready punch position. Open both fists and execute a MOROTE YONHON NUKITE, approximately at your own solar plexus height, with IBUKI (1).
16. Again inhale and quickly grab with both hands directly in front of you, quickly pull back both hands closed to the ready punch position and execute a MOROTE YONHON NUKITE with IBUKI (2).
17. Repeat the last sequence of inhaling, grabbing, pulling back the hands closed and execute a MOROTE YONHON NUKITE with IBUKI (3).
18. Quickly move back with the right leg into left SANCHIN DACHI, position both hands in preparation for SHUTO MAWASHI UKE. Quickly complete the SHUTO MAWASHI UKE,

inhale and execute MOROTE SHOTEI UCHI, right hand JODAN left hand GEDAN, with IBUKI (1).


19. Quickly move back with the left foot into right SANCHIN DACHI and execute a fast SHUTO MAWASHI UKE,

inhale and execute MOROTE SHOTEI UCHI (left hand JODAN right hand GEDAN) with IBUKI (2).


20. Move the right foot back into MUSUBI DACHI and the MOKUSO position is retained.

The Kata is completed on the command NAORE when the FUDO DACHI position is taken.