Seienchin (Lull in the storm)
This kata belongs to Naha-te, from master Higaonna school. This is one of the most important kata in shitoryu karate. Tender and slow movements with deep breathing along with quick and strong movements are the specifications in this kata. Shiko-dachi, Neko ashi-dachi and Sanchin-dachi, are executed in this kata.
The time required is about one minute and fifty seconds. The time for performing the first three parts of this kata should be forty-five seconds.
Grabbing the opponent’s wrist and attacking him, uchi komi and hiji kuri uke are used in this kata. The number of movements is forty-eight and this kata is practiced in the 2nd Dan level.