Thirty six hands. Thirty six representing 6×6, the first six being eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and spirit and the second six, colour, voice, smell, taste, touch and justice.

The name "Sanseru" is derived from the Chinese characters for "36," which refers to the 36 techniques that are featured in the kata. Sanseru is known for its long, fluid movements and complex techniques, and is considered to be a challenging kata to master. It is typically taught to advanced students who have already mastered the basics of Goju-ryu karate and have a strong foundation in the martial art.