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Shōrin-ryū Shidōkan


Itosu Passai

Most styles call this kata Passai/Bassai Dai, although it is called Passai Sho in our style

Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate #8 Seikichi Iha

Master of Okinawan karate Seikichi Iha, 10th dan Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo, an “Intangible Cultural Asset Holder in the Field of Okinawan Karate and Martial Arts with Weaponry.”

This interview was filmed during his return to Okinawa for his 88th year party. Speaking in Japanese and the Okinawan language he discusses his teachers Gusukuma Sensei and Miyahira Sensei, including the fundamentals of their studies of karate. He demonstrate techniques with his students at the Miyahira Dojo.

Seikichi Iha Sensei's friend and student Koichi Nakasone Sensei was interview #3 in this series.

Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate is a crowd-funded YouTube documentary series about the legendary martial arts teachers of Okinawa, Japan.

Will all the videos be on YouTube?

Yes the videos will be available for free on YouTube to anyone who wants to watch and learn from these great sensei. Hopefully individuals, dojos, or karate organizations will help sponsor or support the project to allow us to keep making videos.

How can you help?

Give the video a thumbs up, comment, and subscribe to the channel.

Share the videos through social media with others who are interested in Okinawa, Japan, martial arts, history etc..

If you, your dojo, or your organization is interested in helping sponsor the series, I’d love to hear from you.

This documentary series would not be possible without the help of the international karate community. Thank you to all the people listed in the credits and below.

Click this link to learn more and help:

Main Sponsors

Fusei Kise, Isao Kise and the OSMKKF-USA
Jerry Figgiani - Shorin Ryu Karate Do International
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association
Grant Campbell - USA Karate Federation

Series Sponsors

Cezar Borkowski - Northern Karate Schools
Marguerite Peggy Hess - Jensen Beach Uechi Ryu Karate Do Dojo
Reece Cummings - Cummings Karate Dojo
Michael Quinn - Okinawa Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Europe
Martin Pinto - Essex Goju Ryu Karate
Mark Spear - Black Bear Dojo
Okinawa Karate Podcast
Fred Mansfield Jr. - Beikoku Shidokan / RBKD

Series Supporters
Tim Herlihy
Robin Ross
Joshua Simmers
Jeff Perkins
Paul Punshon
John J. Strangeway
Gerry Campbell
Shelley Cormier
K V Manoharan
Phil Butler
Danny Smith
Justin Rathert
Adam Carter
Mike Powers
Miguel Da Luz
Robert Roberto Curtis
Josh Ryer
Belgi Serin
Igor Vakos
Lisken Dus
Andrew Pearce
William C. Ford
Cos Vona
Steve Ouslis
Sandro Simonetta
Axel Heinrich
Jiří Matouš
Jose Planas
Andy Morris
Steve Armes
Olaf Steinbrecher
Hannele Zubeck
Maija Zubeck
Scott Alter
Rob Chartier
Laura Chartier
Xu Ya Hui

We are now shooting with two 4k cameras (FS5 and A7Sii). There are still many improvements to be made, and hopefully we'll keep progressing with each video. Ideally we'd get a proper boom mic and audio recorder to improve audio, cinema lenses, and we need greater data storage as we're working with and archiving the huge 4K Pro Res Raw files.

More information?

To see images from the Karate Masters Portrait Project you can visit my Facebook page

or the website


Sensei Nakasone Koichi demonstration.

Shidokan Shorin Ryu / Tameshiwari demonstration by sensei Nakasone Koichi.

NAHANCHI NIDAN- okinawa te shorin ryu shidokan france ecole de Miyahira Katsuya sensei

Okinawa 2010 - Dojo de Dick Kevork - kyoshi Hachidan Shidokan Hombu Dojo Okinawa.

shorin ryu karate-do shidokan kuwait

Sensei Maeshiro Morinobu - kata Gojushiho

Shido-Kan Shorin-Ryu sensei Maeshiro Morinobu is performing kata Gojushiho.

Matsumura No Passai - Katsuya Miyahira Sensei

Katsuya Miyahira Sensei (10th Dan - Hanshi, Shorin Ryu Shidokan) performing Matsumura No Passai (Passai Dai) kata at the 1997 Okinawa Karate and Kobudo World Tournament Master Demonstrations.

shorin ryu karate-do shidokan kihon kata godan performed by Hazley Tan

Okinawa Shorinryu Shidokan Karate do Sensei Laupp 9. Dan Hanshi

Okinawa Shorinryu Shidokan Karate do Germany
Sensei Laupp 9. Dan Hanshi

Shidokan Shorin-ryu


Karate Shorin ryu shidokan Dick KevorK

Karate shorin ryu 20ème Anniversaire Dojo De Dick KEvorK - Okinawa Shidokan France Dojo

OKINAWA KARATE : SHORIN RYU - Shidokan - MDV Communication

Bienvenue au SHIDOKAN ! L'un des derniers dojos traditionnels de SHURI TE / SHORIN RYU. Découvrez cet art ancestral du Karaté ainsi que les anciens Katas de Karaté. - à voir en intégral dans le Karaté Bushido de septembre 2012 !
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Katsuya Miyahira - Shorin Ryu

Shorin-Ryu Karate by Grandmaster Miyahira.

Shorin ryu - practicing basic kihon kata

shorin ryu karate do shidokan - kuwait

Kata: Itosu Passai ( Shorin-ryū Shidō-kan )

Yujiro Uza Sensei preforms kata Itosu Passai.

Shorin Ryu Karate Shidokan/Catsclaw Kuwait Training

shorin ryu karate-do shidokan training

Catsclaw karate training

Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karatedo Shidokan/Catsclaw Kuwait Training

Interview w/ Shorin Ryu Karate Master Seikichi Iha

Karate Shorin-ryu shidokan - kihon kata

Kyoshi Jun Caballero performed Kihon Kata Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan and Gudan



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