This is the first kata of the Isshinryu system, which originated from Shorin-Ryu. It emphasizes a straight forward stance, mae geri, and rapid techniques.
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However, these names have no historical basis. The most likely explanation is the number of non-repeating techniques contained within the kata.
There are numerous theories regarding the name of the kata. Some people refer to the kata as ’13 Hands’, ’13 Fists’, ’13 Techniques’, ’13 Steps’ or even ’13 killing positions’. It contains techniques performed under full tension through the range of motion, as well as strong fast techniques.
RH leg block, straight punch; break Look over left; collect to LF forward neko ashe dache Step into T-stance; LH bridge of the nose Rotate fist and back into neko ashe dache while pulling L arm in Stomp into T-stance, step forward into kake dache, LF straight kick and landing forward into seisan dache LH leg block, straight punch; break Look to right; collect to RF forward neko ashe dache Drop into T-stance; RH bridge of jata nose Sidestep into RF forward seisan dache RH leg block, straight punch; break Collect backwards to RF forward neko ashe dache LH open hand side block Sidestep into LF forward seisan dache: Retrieved from ” https: Articles containing Japanese-language text.
Although rooted in the same form, significant differences can be seen in the Goju version compared to the other versions mentioned above. Seisn the regular performance is performed to a regular counting cadence maintaining the same tempo throughout the kata. KarateTang Soo Do. From 2nd Dan to 6th Dan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Another more obscure version of this kata known as Aragaki-no-Seisan, bears the closest surface resemblance to the Shotokan kata Hangetsu.
Views Read Edit View history. Though not considered a basic kata, the Okinawa Seidokan version is foundational in teaching koshi trunkial twist power from a beginners onset. Look to left and catch to right hip LF forward shuffle, LH side block, two punches, RF straight kick, punch Look over R shoulder to rear; ‘ turn RH side block, two punches, LF straight kick, punch Look over L shoulder; 90’ turn LH side block, two punches, RF straight kick, punch Rotate seiswn foot and sink into shika dache; break Look to right; collect to RF forward neko ashe dache Step into T-stance; RH bridge of the nose Rotate fist to thumb up; back into neko ashe dache and pull R arm in Stomp into T-stance, step forward into kake dache, RF straight kick with kiai and RF landing forward into seisan dache.
Seisan is thought to be one of the oldest kata, being quite spread among other Nahate schools. There are some other Chinese styles having a form called ‘Shisan’ 13 in their curricula, but a link from a specific kung-fu form to Okinawan Seisan has never been established. This slower version is called ‘Seisan Breath’ and taught to higher level students to develop internal martial arts.
As is a feature of the style, all punches are performed with a vertical ssisan.
Isshinryu Karate: Seisan Kata
Versions of Seisan taught today have roots in Shuri-te, Naha-te and Tomari-te streams of karate that is the karate that was traditionally taught in the Okinawan towns of ShuriNaha and Tomari respectively. Hangetsu translates to ‘Half Moon’ or ‘Half Month’ a reference to the half-moon stance used extensively and the semi-circular stepping actions in this kata.
Seisan is said to complement Seiunchin. It emphasizes a straight forward stance, mae geri, and rapid techniques.
This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat It seizan named after a Chinese artist, Seisan, who lived on an Okinawan island during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These include the number of steps originally in the kata, the number of different types of ‘power’ or ‘energy’ in the kata, ktaa number of applications, or that the kata represents defence against 13 specific types of attack.
His reasons were 1, it was faster, 2, it could be retracted easily without elbow breaks, and 3, it was stronger. This is completely unproven and uncorroborated.
Shimabuku taught the vertical punch with the thumb on top in this kata instead of using a twist punch. This form introduces many recurring concepts used in higher level Seibukan Shorin-Ryu kata. The Shotokan version was probably renamed when Gichin Funakoshi formed his school in Japan.
Japanese martial arts Okinawan martial arts Chinese martial arts. Shito-ryu has its own version and different versions are now practised even in Shuri-te derivatives like Shotokan called Hangetsu and in Wado-ryu called Seishan. Chotoku Kyan taught Tatsuo Shimabuku. OkinawaRyukyu Kingdom. Due to its difficulty, this kata is often reserved for advanced students. The form predominantly features the stance Shiko-Dachi common in Tomari-te kata accompanying a block which often sets up a powerful pivot and punch into Zenkutsu-dachi.
This is seiaan second of the three kata of Pangai-noon learned and then taught by Kanbun Uechi.
This is the first kata of the Isshinryu system, which originated from Shorin-Ryu. Seisan kata can be traced back as far as Soshu Matsumara in the nineteenth century, who was the instructor of Yasutune Itosu and Chotoku Kyan.
Seisan was considered “the eighth wonder of the world” because of his unusual power and ability.