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#105061 - 05/15/03 10:06 PM Soshin
Sandifer Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
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Has anyone heard of the kata Soshin? I am aware of one called Sochin. If you have can you share any information on it. I have not been able to find any references. Thanks in advance.


Sandifer M. Deer

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#105062 - 05/16/03 08:25 AM Re: Soshin
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Sochin is one of the Shotokan blackbelt kata. It is a powerfull kata with many double handed techniques. When used in competition it is generally chosen by bigger karateka, as it tends to suit that build of person more so than a lighter person.

I believe it also exists in Shito-Ryu, but I haven't seen it done so couldn't tell you how it compares.

I've never heard of a kata callsed Soshin but will try and check

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#105063 - 05/17/03 01:00 PM Re: Soshin
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The Shito Ryu version has nothing in common with the Shotokan version. The Shito Ryu version comes from Arakaki along with Unsu and Niseishi (Nijushiho).

The opening is a little like Unsu. Three consective cat stances forward, with double yoku ukes (Outside blocks), and one hand pulls back and strikes. Just as in Sachin, and several other Naha-te kata.

-Kakushiite

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#105064 - 08/22/03 01:43 PM Re: Soshin
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JohnL:
Sochin is one of the Shotokan blackbelt kata. It is a powerfull kata with many double handed techniques. When used in competition it is generally chosen by bigger karateka, as it tends to suit that build of person more so than a lighter person...

JohnL
[/QUOTE]

I'd add that it's main purpose is to train in the use of sochin- (Also called fudo- ) dachi, in a similar way as Hangetsu Kata is meant to train in the use of hangetsu- dachi.

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