Instructions for Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata

This free martial arts wiki will help you with Shotokan Kata, Taekwondo Forms, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Kyokushin, etc. This wiki will also help you to become a better martial arts "athlete" with drills & exercises for agility, balance, conditioning, flexibility, speed, strength, etc. You can also talk with other martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 07 Feb 2016 15:48


FacebookShare this page with a friend

Instructions for Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata

This page will help you to learn Sepai, one of the katas used in Goju-Ryu Karate. This Goju-Ryu kata is also known as Seipai, Saipai, etc. The meaning of the Sepai kata is "Eighteen Hands".

Written kata instructions are located at the bottom of this page. These instructions will help you to prepare for your Karate belt tests. To watch bunkai for Sepai kata, please visit the Goju-Ryu Bunkai section. For additional Goju-Ryu Karate katas (i.e. Saifa), please visit the main Goju-Ryu Katas page.

If you are interested in other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Katas & Forms page.

Section supported by Karate books

Demonstration of Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata - Front View

Demonstration of Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata - Side View

Demonstration of Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata

Instructional Video for Sepai - Goju-Ryu Kata


Written Kata Instructions

  • Bow from musubi dachi
  • Left step back to kokutsu dachi, right hand open above head
  • Lower right hand to right side of body while sinking deeper in to stance
  • Step up to heiko dachi, clasp hands right over left
  • Chamber to right hip, strike with left on top
  • Chamber to left hip, strike with right on top
  • Left step back to kokutsu dachi, pull hands in to chest, right elbow facing down, left horizontal
  • Right elbow strike outwards
  • Left step forward to deep kokutsu dachi, left hand open by thigh, right hand open above head
  • Shift to left zenkutsu facing front, right open hand inside block
  • Right front kick, set down back in to left kokutsu dachi, chamber at right hip, left middle block to left side
  • Right cat stance facing rear, left hand crosses body, right hand low block over left hand
  • Left hand open above head, right hand open extended downwards
  • Turn to the right to face the front, left over right mid-level cross block
  • Left hand open above head, right hand open extended downwards
  • Turn to the left to face the left rear corner, right palm press up to chest level, left hand chamber
  • Step to left zenkutsu, left middle block, left low block, left middle block
  • Right step to kiba dachi at 45, both hands open at solar plexus, palms facing each other
  • Right leg lift up, stomp back to kiba dachi, two strikes straight downwards
  • Right leg step behind to kiba facing rear 45, left low block
  • Right middle block to right rear 45
  • Left step to kiba dachi at 45, both hands open at solar plexus, palms facing each other
  • Left leg lift up, stomp back to kiba dachi, two strikes straight downwards
  • Left leg step behind to kiba facing rear 45, right low block, slide back to cat stance
  • Left leg step towards front to left kokutsu dachi, yama tsuki w/ right hand above
  • Right step to left front 45, seiken tsuki
  • Left cross step behind towards front, yama tsuki w/ left hand above
  • Left step behind to turn 270 degrees, left zenkutsu dachi, left kagi uke
  • Left middle block, left low block, left middle block, right middle block
  • Right front kick, set down behind to left kokutsu, right palm block across, left bow and arrow punch
  • Face right in right zenkutsu dachi
  • Right middle block, right low block, right middle block, left middle block
  • Left front kick, set down behind to right kokutsu, left palm block across, right bow and arrow punch
  • Right foot slide around behind, right cat stance facing front
  • Pull both open hands to solar plexus, palms facing each other
  • Mawashi uke position w/ right high left low, push hands out, slide left foot back
  • Left circle up to chest level, fist with knuckles facing out, right circles simultaneously to same position
  • Open left hand at groin level, right hammerfist in to palm
  • End of kata

Sepai Kata Diagram
Click on diagram for a larger picture

wiki-seipai.jpg

Reference Sources

  1. Kata instructions are courtesy of Mike at MBD Martial Arts, http://www.mbdmartialarts.com/, Added - 04/14/15
  2. Kata diagram created by Mike at MBD Martial Arts, http://www.mbdmartialarts.com/, Added - 04/15/15



Facebook
Share this page with a friend

Books - Aikido | BJJ | Flexibility | Karate | Krav Maga | MMA | Muay Thai | Taekwondo | Other

Other Popular Black Belt Wiki Pages



Join the Wiki Community

Join our wiki community for in-depth martial arts discussions
and to meet other martial artists. You can also join via Facebook.



New Community Posts - Member Generated Posts & Questions

  • Master Ken's Knife Hand Strike This video looks at the destructive power of Master Ken's knife hand strike. Of course, to learn more realistic knife hand strikes, you should visit the wiki's section on punches & hand strikes :) - http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/punches-strikes Will Bl...
  • Grab and knife defense Knife attacks often start with the empty hand, here i disrupt the grab and rake the eyes as he thrusts the knife
  • Top 10 Ways to Practice Kata These are not originally written by me, but they are my top 10 favorite methods of practicing all of my kata. These are methods that I actively use in my own practice. 1.) Practice kihon. By practicing these basic techniques (known as “kihon waza”), y...
  • My Journey to Nidan After recently receiving my Second Degree (Nidan) Black Belt from Sensei Norman Beck (an honor that I am both proud of and humbled by), I wanted to take a look back and reflect on that journey in a very technical way. I decided to sit and make a list ...
  • My Black Belt Journey It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I've taken that single step multiple times in my life. Each time, the journey made me a little smarter, a little stronger, and a little more humble in the person that I know mysel...

Popular Community Posts - Highly Rated Member Generated Posts & Questions

Latest Martial Arts Techniques or Kata/Forms Added to Black Belt Wiki



Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.


Martial Arts Gear