Recommended reading for the martial arts. This is my personal library list. I practice Okinawan Te or "Ryukyu Ti." My system is derived from two others, one being the main influence of Shorin-ryu and the second Goju-ryu. The branch under Shorin-ryu is Isshin-ryu as developed by Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.

I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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Monday, January 23, 2012

The Way of Sanchin Kata

Wilder, Kris. "The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power." YMAA Publication. New York. 2007.

Review: Sanchin is a core kata in my system as well as in the Goju-ryu system that Wilder Sensei teaches and practices. I have found over the years many variations on this kata. I have observed many variations on its performance and practice. This book is outstanding for anyone who wishes to learn, know and understand more in regards to Sanchin.

I cannot recommend this and other books by Wilder Sensei with more enthusiasm, buy them and add them to your library! You will not regret it.

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