Lineage & Kata
The Style of Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu was founded by Soke Hoshu Ikeda in 1969. The basis of Jyoshinmon is very old, Soke Hoshu Ikeda having based his teachings on those of Kyan Chotoku. A master who lived between 1870 and 1945, Kyan is considered to be the founder of the Shobayashi branch of Shorin-Ryu.
Of the three areas in Okinawa that can be attributed with the creation of "styles" in karate, Jyoshinmon is influenced mainly by Shuri-Te (The style practised in Shuri), and Tomari-Te. This can be seen from the 7 core seiden kata. These kata are Ananku, Wanshu, Seisan, Chinto, Tomari-Bassai, Gojushiho and Yara-Kushanku. Ananku was created by Kyan Pechin, the father of Kyan Chotoku within the Shuri area. Wanshu was created by Maeda Pechin, and has its roots in the Tomari-Te style. Both Seisan and Gojushiho were devised by Matsumura Sokon, a very famous master in the Shuri area. Matsumura Kosaku, of the Tomari area, created the version of Chinto that we practise today. There are possibly eight different versions of the Bassai kata. The version that we practise was that of Oyadomari Pechin, using the Tomari-Te style. Finally, Yara-Kushanku was created by Chatanyara Uekata of Shuri-Te.
Soke Hoshu Ikeda first learnt karate under the guidance of Tamotsu Isamu, who had in turn learnt from both Shimbukuro Zenryo and Nakazato Jyoen. After many years of learning from Tamotsu Isamu, he decided to seek information from the source, and travelled to Okinawa where he proceeded to learn from both Shimabukuro and Nakazato. By this time he had learnt many different kata, and wished to learn why there were so many different versions of the same kata within Shorin-Ryu. To this end he studied many different styles under more than 20 different masters in Okinawa as well as travelling to China to study the origins of karate. It was during this time that he studied the teachings of Kyan Chotoku and found out as much about him as he could. It was the teachings of Kyan Chotoku that Soke Hoshu Ikeda felt were best suited to his personal beliefs.
During his time in Okinawa and China, Soke Hoshu Ikeda learnt many kata that he believed would augment the teachings of the Seiden Kata. These Betsuden Kata are also part of the Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu system, but did not originate through the teachings of Kyan Chotoku. Each of the Betsuden Kata provide a good basis for learning the Seiden Kata.
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|Happo No Kata Omote
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