Instructions for Seisan - Kata for Goju-Ryu Karate

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Instructions for Seisan - Kata for Goju-Ryu Karate

This page will help you to learn Seisan, one of the katas used in Goju-Ryu Karate. This Goju-Ryu kata is also known as Sesan. The Seisan kata means "Thirteen Hands".

For information on additional Goju-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Goju-Ryu Katas page. For other Karate katas, please visit the main Katas & Forms page.

Written kata instructions are at the bottom of the page.

YouTube Demonstration of Seisan - Goju-Ryu Kata - Front View

YouTube Demonstration of Seisan - Goju-Ryu Kata - Side View

YouTube Demonstration of Seisan - Goju-Ryu Kata

Written Kata Instructions

  • Bow from Musubi Dachi
  • Right sanchin dachi, double middle block, left punch, left middle block
  • Left sanchin dachi, double middle block, right punch, right middle block
  • Right sanchin dachi, double middle block, left punch, left middle block
  • Chamber hands at hips
  • Left finger thrust to throat, right finger thrust to throat, double finger thrust to throat
  • Chamber hands at hips while performing rear heel kick to groin, burst forward and press palms down
  • Repeat heel kick sequence twice more
  • Face left while chambering hands, right kansetsu geri to right side, face rear in left zenkutsu dachi
  • Left step, double kagi uke
  • Right step, double kagi uke
  • Left step, double kagi uke
  • Left hand open guarding head, right hand extend to right side for throat grab
  • Squeeze right hand, shift to face right, gyaku tsuki, seiken tsuki, right hammerfist to temple
  • Right side thrust kick, face left side, left palm hand block
  • Right cross step over left, kiba dachi to rear left corner, left kagi uke, three straight punches
  • Face left side and chamber hands
  • Right side thrust kick to rear wall, high middle block, right hammerfist to side, right low block
  • Left strike across body, bow and arrow punch to rear wall
  • Face front and chamber hands
  • Right kansetsu geri, right cross step behind
  • Left zen facing front, left kagi uke
  • Right front kick, slide back to cat stance, kagi uke
  • Mawashi uke starting with left high and right low
  • End mawashi uke with right hand high and left low
  • Return to musubi dachi
  • End of kata

Seisan Kata Diagram
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Reference Sources

  1. Kata instructions are courtesy of Mike at MBD Martial Arts, http://www.mbdmartialarts.com/, Added - 04/13/15
  2. Kata diagram created by Mike at MBD Martial Arts, http://www.mbdmartialarts.com/, Added - 04/15/15


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