"During the middle of the Meiji period, karate, in accord with the changing times, was opened to society in general as a method of developing the mind and body. The secretive methods of instruction faded. Like rays from the morning sun, karate dawned upon society. As time passed it was to become an integral part of Okinawan culture, and recognized as avaluable mental and physical training method." — Chojun Miyagi, 1888-1953 • Founder of Goju Ryu Karate This professionally made DVD has three parts which are demonstrated and explained by Higaonna Sensei himself. The kata SANCHIN, literally “three battles," is common to Okinawan karate styles whose origins can be traced to the Fuchow region of China. Its purpose is to prepare the student for combat by creating an iron body through severe training. TENSHO is: “…to develop good posture and form, correct breathing methods, and correct harmonization of breathing with one's movements."