The name Sōchin refers not only to the stance (Sōchin dachi or also Fūdo dachi), but above all reflects the character of the kata: strength and calmness.

The dominant stance, Sōchin dachi, represents stability and strength, while tranquility is conveyed through rhythm (with many large and slow arm movements). Sōchin teaches the development of a superior attitude: confidence in one's own abilities allows the practitioner to face any situation - even in everyday life - with serenity. The power that the body assumes and radiates can create the appropriate mindset when practiced intensively.

The last combination represents a defense against two fist attacks. After defending the first attack, the second is blocked by holding the attacking arm. The penultimate technique shows pulling the opponent into one's own fighting distance, whereupon the fight is ended with two successive tsuki.
Here body control can be well practiced: the setting down of the right foot can be finished simultaneously (not prematurely) with the execution of the combined arm techniques. Balance and coordination are needed for this. The slow and powerful execution of the whole movement additionally stresses the technical skills of the practitioners.

Duration: about 60 seconds

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