SEIYUNCHIN

MEANING:
GRAB(GRASP), PULL, & UNBALANCE
SUPRESS / SUBDUE FROM A DISTANCE

STYLE:
HARD (Go) & SOFT (Ju)
Origin:
Believed to have originated to Southern China it is unclear whether it was taught to Chojun Miyagi by Kanryo Higaonna or whether it was learn't by Chojun Miyagi during his time in Southern China. Further some believe it was pieced together from elements of kata from both Okinawa and Southern China by Chojun Miyagi.


Description:
Seiyunchin utilises considerable use of hand techniques and extensive use of shiko dachi stance. No kicking techniques are shown in the kata although they my be implied through hidden applications within the kata.
The kata requires strong stances, good control of breathing, and a strong balanced body. Techniques focus on close quarter fighting and include throwing, gripping, pulling, strikes, take downs, and sweeps.
Due to the length of the kata correct posture, tension, and breathing are essential and a higher level of stamina required from the karateka.

Seiyunchin is an excellent example of both the hard and soft style of Goju Ryu with advanced techniques and controlled breathing. It is often demonstrated during exhibitions.

Broseley Goju Kan teach Seiyunchin kata from approximately 3rd Kyu depending on the individual ability of the karateka.


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