Shuri Sanchin Kata

Takamiyiagi Shigeru Uechi-ryu Sanchin Kata Goju-ryu Tou'on-ryu
Moto-ichi (sanchin) of Motobu-ryu

There is quite a bit of evidence to suggest that Shurite/Shorin did practice a version of san chin kata. I thought it may be of interest to people to post some notes on the topic from that I had made from Kinjo Akio’s book detailing what he calls “Shuri Sanchin”.

Documentation

1. Hohan Soken (circa 1966) demonstrated Matsumura’s San Chin. Did not pass it on to students.

2. Ishimine-ryu (1967) all Okinawa Karte-do Federation demonstration.

3. Shuri’s Bugei-kan Kancho, Higa Seitoku, (Matsu San Chin). Transmitted by Bushi Takemura (previously called Jou San Chin). Speculates that it is one part of the Jou / Ge San Chin kata set common in Fuzhou.

4. Nakamoto Masahiro mentions that oral accounts indicate that Kinjo (Ufuchiku) practiced San Chin.

5. Kyudokan – (1992)  Higa Yuchoku states that his teacher Miyahira (Tanmei) performed Shuri San Chin for him two or three times.

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