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Historical Outline of Karatedo, Martial Arts of Ryukyu translated by Sanzinsoo
Historical Outline of Karatedo, Martial Arts of Ryukyu
by Chojun Miyagi
Translated by Sanzinsoo

Remarks: The title in Japanese is "Ryukyu Kenpo Karatedo Enkaku Gaiyo". This essay appeared as a supplementary article in two books, "Okinawano Karatedo" by Shoshin Nagamine (1975, Shinjinbutsu Oraisha) and "Okinawaden Gojuryu Karatedo" by Eiichi Miyazato (1979, Jitsugyono S...... full article
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Seiyunchin

 Seiyunchin
To walk far and conquer

Seiyunchin is a very old Chinese kata and it's origins are probably in the Hsing-i internal system. Mostly consisting of transitions in and out of low stances and escaping techniques with no kicks, a very unusual feature.

As the name translates 'walk far and conquer', Seiyunchin covers a large amount of distance in its performance.

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#1 Gonzalo
on June 03 2006 18:36:36
Some other translate it as "to grab and pull in battle". It's a Kata without keri-wasa (kicks, particularly).
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