Before the Fykyu Gata were
developed or formalized, kata Sanchin, or T` asnd Tensho, or eVE were the basaic exercises in Goju-Ryu school in Okinawa
during 1920s. Therefore, they were called kihon (basic) kata even after the Kihon
and Kihon Ido program was formalized.
Both Sanchin and Tensho
utilized isotonic tention of kinesthesia accompanied with laud respiration for the primary
exercise. Some describe the exercise as a form of dynamic meditation, others express
the physiological maintnance for the respiration, and the rest may intemperate this as
both or somethingelse. Its orgin of theory may go back to ancient Hinduism and Budism.
Various schools of Yoga teach simular exercises.
KIHON GATA IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION