Upper West Side Kenshikai Karate
928 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY  10025
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Seienchin Kata
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Mokuso.
?Seienchin?
Yoi.

1. Right foot steps 45 degrees to the right diagonal into kiba-dachi, simultaneously fists pull back into chamber and then double shotei-uke down with fingers touching in front of groin.

2. Without moving feet, hands turn inward and elbows come together to face height, hands close to seiken on way down to kaki-waki-uke at side.

3. Without moving feet, left open hand covers right side of face, right haito sweeps out groin and continues into chudan-uchi-uke (palm up); right hand reaches out, tensho, grabs opponent?s wrist, pulls them in and left chudan- nukite, palm up.

4. Repeat #1 to left diagonal.

5. Repeat #2.

6. Repeat #3 with opposing hands.

7. Repeat #1.

8. Repeat #2.

9. Repeat #3.

10. Right hiji-ushiro-ate and right ushiro- kakato-geri, hop forward into right kuzure-heiko-dachi and right augmented chudan-tsuki, KIAI; right foot steps back into left zenkutsu-dachi, right hiji-age; right foot steps onto the right 45 degree diagonal into left kokutsu-dachi and right soete-chudan-uchi-uke.

11. Left foot steps to right 45 degree diagonal into kiba-dachi, left gedan-barai; left foot steps back to same diagonal, kiba-dachi, right gedan-barai.

12. Left foot steps to left 45 degree diagonal into right kokutsu-dachi, left soete-chudan-uchi-uke.

13. Right leg steps forward to same diagonal into kiba-dachi, right gedan-barai; right leg steps back to same diagonal into kiba-dachi, left gedan-barai.

14. Left foot moves to right and then straight down the ?I? into kiba-dachi, hands perform slow yumi-uke. Continue looking up the ?I?.

15. Right foot moves to left and then straight down the ?I? into kiba-dachi, hands perform slow yumi-uke. Continue looking up the ?I?.

16. Hop forward into kuzure-heiko-dachi, right modified chudan-soto-uke into left open hand, left hand blocking down and right uraken-furi-oroshi. KIAI!

17. Right foot crosses left, mawate, into left sanchin-dachi on the 45 degree diagonal, hands execute chudan-uchi-uke-gedan-barai, right hand down inside.

18. Right foot steps on the dame diagonal into kiba-dachi, right tsuki-age and KIAI!, right uraken-shomen-uchi, right gedan-barai; right foot steps back along same diagonal into kiba-dachi and left gedan-barai.

19. Right foot pulls back into left nekoashi-dachi, right hiji-age.

20. Right foot steps straight back (down ?I?) into right nekoashi-dachi, left hiji-age.

21. Left foot crosses right, mawate, into right sanchin-dachi on the 45 degree diagonal, hands execute chudan-uchi-uke gedan-barai, left hand down inside.

22. Left foot steps on the same diagonal into kiba-dachi, left tsuki-age and KIAI!, left uraken-shomen-uchi, left gedan-barai; left foot steps back along same diagonal into kiba-dachi and right gedan-barai.

23. Left foot pulls back into right nekoashi-dachi, left hiji-age.

24. Left foot steps straight back (down ?I?) into left nekoashi-dachi, right hiji-age.

25. Reaching out with left hand, grab opponent?s hair and jump forward into right kuzure-heiko-dachi simultaneously blocking downward and uraken-shomen-uchi (right hand), ending with right elbow on left downturned open hand. KIAI!

26. Leap back into right nekoashi-dachi, both hands reach over head and elbows come down into morote- hiji-oroshi, breaking opponent?s hold on lapels; hands continue down with thumbs and first finger together forming a triangle on back of opponent?s head forcing their face down to left knee, ibuki.

27. Come back to mokuso.

Naore.