Kata

Whenever you see someone practicing a series of techniques alone, you’re probably witnessing kata. The general idea is that the thousands of repetitions over time will make these techniques automatic in the case that one would have to use them.

Sanchin – This is the first kata any student usually learns. It’s meant to help one develop a shield all around their body. In this way, one should be able to withstand being hit almost anywhere on the body. The student also develops the proper breathing, piercing eyes, concentration, and stance needed in everything else he/she will practice in this system.

Here’s some in-depth description of Sanchin…

Kanshiwa

Kanshu

Seichin

Seisan

Seiryu

Kanchin

Sanseiryu