Seiunchin (制引戦) is a kaishu kata of Goju-ryu karate. It was taught by Goju-ryu's founder, Chojun Miyagi. Seiunchin can be interpreted to mean "pulling".[1]

Meibukan karateka believe that this kata originated in Hsing-I and that Seiunchin's direct translation has been lost. Meibukan karateka refer to it as "Marching far Quietly".[2]

Seiunchin is a unique kata because only hand techniques are used. Seiunchin uses shiko dachi and incorporates strikes such as the back fist and elbow.


  1. Higaonna, Morio (1986). Traditional Karatedo Vol. 2 Performances of the Kata. p. 88. ISBN 0-87040-596-9.
  2. "Meibukan Karate Dojo Kaishu Kata". Retrieved 2013-06-12.
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