Okinawa karate is believed to have originated from Chinese Kempo.
Unarmed fighting had spread throughout the island as a result of the policy of banning of weapons
by King Sho Shin (who ruled the unified Ryukyu with his strong central government) and later by
Satsuma-han who invaded the Kingdom of Ryukyu.
This is how 'Di' (empty-hand techniques) and kobudo (use of farming equipment as weapons)
There are five main styles in Okinawa karate. Shorin-ryu Kenshinkan belongs to Shuri-te style.
1. Shuri- te
Listed above right is a historical chart which shows a link to Kenshinkan.
Okinawa Shorinryu Matsumura Seito Karate Kobudo Federation
The Honbu Dojo Kenshinkan
(Left in the photo)
Hanshi Fusei Kise
(Right in the photo)
Kaicho Isao Kise
Hanshi Fusei Kise commenced his karate training in 1947 at the age of
12 under his uncle Master Makabe, then became a student of Grand Master
Hohan Soken. Hanshi founded Okinawa Shorinryu Kenshinkan Karate Kobudo
Federation in 1977. He is one of the best known karate-ka both in Okinawa
Hanshi's son, Kaicho Isao Kise was taught by his father/Hanshi Fusei Kise
since he was 3 years old. He is in charge of the Honbu Dojo and dedicates
himself to teaching and developing both juniors and adults.