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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It contains techniques performed under full tension through the range of motion, as well as strong fast techniques. 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. However, these names have no historical basis.
The most likely explanation is the number of non-repeating techniques contained within the kata. This is ksta unproven and uncorroborated. These include the number of steps originally in the kata, the number of different types of ‘power’ or ‘energy’ in the kata, the number of applications, or that the kata represents defence against 13 specific types of attack. Versions of Seisan taught today have roots in Shuri-te, Naha-te and Tomari-te streams siesan karate that is the karate that was traditionally taught in the Okinawan towns of ShuriNaha and Tomari respectively.
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Articles containing Japanese-language text. 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. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history.
The form seisxn 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 the 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.
Funakoshi’s could have taken the best from these contrasting styles synthesising them into Hangetsu, which possibly explains why the form is so different from other kata in the Shotokan canon. OkinawaRyukyu Kingdom. This form introduces many recurring concepts used in higher level Seusan Shorin-Ryu kata. Chotoku Kyan taught Tatsuo Shimabuku. 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, seisxn punch; break Look to right; collect to RF forward neko ashe dache Drop into T-stance; RH bridge of the nose Sidestep into RF forward seisan dache RH leg aeisan, straight punch; break Collect backwards to RF forward neko ashe dache LH open hand side block Sidestep into LF forward seisan dache: Seisan is said to complement Seiunchin.
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Shimabuku taught the vertical punch with the thumb on top in this kata instead of using a twist punch. Another more obscure version of this kata known as Aragaki-no-Seisan, bears the closest surface resemblance to the Shotokan kata Hangetsu.
A more obscure and unlikely theory is that the kata was taken from a Chinese folk dance where seisaj performer is explaining the importance of the tides as they cycle on day intervals as the moon revolves around the earth. From 2nd Dan to 6th Dan. There are numerous theories regarding the name of the kata.
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.
As is a feature of the style, all punches are performed with a vertical fist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is named after a Chinese artist, Seisan, who lived on an Okinawan island during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Traditionally the regular performance is performed to a regular counting cadence maintaining the same tempo throughout the kata.