Seienchin Shito Ryu (kata) video
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Seienchin kata is a traditional Japanese/Okinawan style kata. The name Seienchin is generally defined as either “the calm before the storm” or the “storm within the calm.”
Seienchin was one of the many kata handed down by Kanryo Higaonna, a famous Okinawan karate master. It is a very old kata and its roots may be from the Hsing-I system of Chinese wushu (martial arts). The Shito-Ryu version is one of the standardized WKF competition kata. Kancho Kanazawa incorporated this kata into the SKIF system largely because it provides training in shiko-dachi, a stance that is not used in other traditional Shotokan-style kata or Shotokan basic training. The Shito-Ryu version of Seienchin, with slight variations, is the version Kancho Kanazawa has incorporated into the SKIF system. Seienchin is now fully recognized for competition in all SKIF tournaments.
Seienchin is unique among advanced kata because it has no keri (kicking) techniques. Four stances are used in Seienchin kata: shiko-dachi, zenkutsu-dachi, sanchi-dachi, and neiko-ashi-dachi. Correct breathing, smoothness of movement, pivoting in and out of shiko-dachi and sanchin-dachi, and effective use of open and closed hand techniques are important points in the performance of this kata.