To Control and Pull in Battle (制引戦) A derivative of a very old
Chinese kata probably originated from the Hsing-I system. Seiyunchin is a
long and strength-sapping kata. It contains pulling and gripping
techniques, throwing techniques and requires a strong upper and lower body,
good breath control and lots of stamina. There are no kicks in this
kata. The techniques are well suited for practical, close-in fighting.
Seiyunchin is the most-performed kata at tournaments throughout the world.
Watch Higaonna Sensei perform Seiyunchin: