This is the sixth and final volume of the Goju Ryu Karate Technical series of videos featuring the world’s leading exponent of Goju Ryu karate, Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan, Hanshi. It is a fitting conclusion to an instructional course widely regarded as the finest ever made on the subject, that has, since its introduction, been a best-seller in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australasia.
The subject of this presentation, Sanseru, is a trade mark kata of Goju Ryu, and no one performs it better than the author. For clarity he teaches the kata in great detail to a single student, emphasizing the key points that must be perfected, and the common faults that should be avoided. He also explains the significance of the movements, how they are applied (bunkai), and shows many training exercises with a partner that develop the ability to use these powerful methods fluidly and dynamically (kakie). Filmed in a traditional dojo, against the backdrop of a superb Japanese garden, the inclusion of on-screen navigational menus make this DVD as easy to use as it is beautiful. This is an enduring record of the genius of the founder of Goju Ryu karate, Chojun Miyagi, expressed through the mastery of his art by a modern instructor of unparalleled strength and ability.
This series was made to a standard far higher than anything else that has been produced due to the involvement of the major studio that partnered with the producer from the planning stage to post-production.