In this video, lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes, John Burke sensei takes a look at the kata Sanchin and the kata Tensho.
These fundamental mainstays of Naha-te Karate lineages like Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu are widely practiced as breathing exercises and body development forms. Some even go so far as to say "there are no applications" to them.
Of course, the movements are found in other kata. Kata that are considered "fighting kata" or "complete styles" in their own right. So here, assisted by Ross Chesterton sensei, the moves are shown with practical self defence in mind.
Sanchin & Tensho - pairing where the yin & yang of the martial arts, hardness and softness, flow and tension, are found in an ever-changing tide of balance and imbalance.