Martial Arts Wisdom


Sanseru kanji

Sanseru means "36 hands", and is also referred to as the dragon kata. It also focuses on fighting in all four directions.

It is easy to see some of the roots of Suparunpei in this form, or perhaps conversely the derative aspects of this form from Suparanpei. While a relatively long kata on the surface it seems relatively simplistic in bunkai. The serious student should not be deceived by this. Anyone taking time to delve deep into this kata will be rewarded by the richness contianed within.