Seisan 十三 (Thirteen)

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Kyan learned Seisan from his father, Kyan Chōfu 喜屋武朝扶, who was a student of Matsumura Sōkon.

Key points from Zenpō  Sensei: 

 

Seisan is the tanren 鍛錬 kata for Seibukan. It forges the body for our kind of karate. When asked how to improve in Seibukan karate, Zenpō Sensei responded, "Do Seisan."

Repeated use of shiko dachi builds the legs and waist to develop stability.

Kyan emphasized jumping towards and away from an attacker.


Renzoku tsuki geri is unique to Matsumura's Seisan and develops continuous attacking.

 

Adapted from the Seibukan book by Shimabukuro and Smith

Videos

 

Zenpō from DVD

Zenpō 2018 Tournament

Zenpō 2019

Zenpō 1985

Ryūshi 2018

Ryūshi 2019 Tournament

Ryūshi 2019 Tournament 2

Goto Keisuke

Zenshun teaching seminar

Seibukan group 2022

Zenshun's daughter 2022 Tournament

All 5 of Zenpo's children 2012

Three person demo

Zenshun, Arakaki, Isagawa

Zenshun, Zenei, Ryushi, Arakaki