Hi Bill ,
Thanks for your experience and questions with sanchin .
Because sanchin is the life giving blood to uechi-ryu ,I have noticed were more lip service is given to sanchin at the expense of all the other material ,such as do sanchin a few times then spend much more time to other aspects of our ryu .
I don't care at all for that attitude ,I want nothing to do with it ,I want the total opposite ,keep very close to sanchin , I acknowledge the fact its difficult to keep close to sanchin ,this is what my posts are all about ,keeping close to sanchin .
Sanchin training as many sides to it ,but allinclusiveness sums it up ,this is a superb reason to embrace sanchin ,up to this point my main two properties in the posts are ; patience and will ,quite simply without these two , we start avoiding sanchin ,or can only face it in small doses ,now this is fine when we understand we arn't getting enough of the life blood sanchin gives ,and we start to gradually give more to sanchin, but when we kid ourselves on ,we will not develop a sanchin based body ,a body forged in the fire of sanchin ,this is a element of sanchin practice ,to forge a body on sanchin not weights ,jars etc, just sanchin .
Thats the original foundational body for uechi-ryu ,i can see dead easy if a practioner as done this , this will in turn give ryu specific power ,but only if you have the WILL and PATIENCE to carry this out on nothing but sanchin .
Breathing will be different for this specific all or nothing sanchin the emotional state's undergone to stay within the area called sanchin for long duration will reflect ,this effort to forge both the will and patience .