SANSAI NO KATA - REPRESENTATIVE
KATA OF GENSEIRYU KARATE-DO

In order to get a better understanding of the style of Genseiryu Karate-do, one must take a look at the representative Sansai no Kata, which is a masterpiece created bythe founder Seiken Shukumine.

Against the enemy's attack in Sansai no Kata, the performer should always move the body close to the enemy using psychological tactics in guiding and controlling the enemy. Movements are performed not just at the plain level, but also at the higher levels (jump) and lower levels (descending to the ground).

While in the process of learning Sansai no Kata the performer is required to imagine the enemy in front of him in order to obtain a more realistic sense of actual fighting. Forcing your enemy into a corner by appearing to attack with a technique of Nukite with your left hand, you suddenly turn around facing another enemy behind you, while applying Nukite with your right hand applying the principle of SEN-TAI.

Sansai no Kata consists of all the techniques, which has been created in the art of karate-do. These include techniques such as Nukite, Hiji-ate, Gyaku-dori, Ura-ken, Ura-tsuki and Ai-tsuki etc. Sansai no Kata develops the performer's ability to apply techniques composed in a sequence.

COMPARING THE TECHNIQUES OF KANKU (DAI)
WITH THOSE OF GENSEIRYU KARATE-DO

In order to compare Genseiryu Karate-do with other styles, please take a look at the applications of Shitei Kata Kanku (dai) (pictures H through M). In the style of Shotokan-ryu, the application depicted in these pictures is defined as a block using the right hand against an enemy attacking from behind using tsuki.

In the style of Genseiryu Karate-do a Mae-geri is avoided by moving the body, and then apply a counter attack (pictures H through M - 2). In order to understand the techniques completely, one must imagine the use of these techniques in a real fight.

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