The name Sochin (or 壯鎭 in Japanese) means ‘Tranquil Force’, or ‘Preserve the Peace’. It was probably derived from Dragon style Kung Fu. It was taught in the Naha-te school in Okinawa by Seisho Arakaki (1840 – 1918). Later on, Yoshitaka “Gigo” Funakoshi (1906 – 1957), son of Gichin Funakoshi (1968 – 1957), modified it slightly. In the video embedded below (recorded on 19 June 2023), budoka Johan Oldenkamp, a former national runner-up from the Netherlands, performs this Preserve the Peace kata of Shotokan ( 松濤館 ) Karate-do ( 空手道 ).

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