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Matsumura Seito Shorinryu:
Of Kata DVD Series
By Phillip Koeppel, 10th Dan,
Director of the United States Karate-Do Kai
Exclusive to FightingArts.com
DVD series focuses on the knowledge of
kata -- the principles of body change to set
up technique, body sticking and sinking, simultaneous
striking, control of the opponent and vital
points striking shown as part of kata applications.
The technique is close-in and no-holds-barred.
Especially interesting are the many old versions
of kata, such as the Pinan series seen in one
of their original forms. Included too are Koeppel’s
own series of Gokui Waza, short kata-like exercises
that summarize principles and applications
taken from various kata.
these DVDs will open up a wealth of ideas
and applications for viewers
found in a wide variety of kata. Koeppel has
40 + years of karate experience under the tutelage
of some of Okinawan great teachers including
Fusei Kise, Yuichi Kuda and Kousai Nishihira– all
inheritors of Hohan Soken’s White Crane
influenced old-style karate system passed down
from Bushi Matsumura, the great Okinawan master
and fountainhead of Okinawan karate practice.
Koeppel, unlike many other senior teachers, is
very open and forthcoming, so viewers will learn
DVDs were not originally produced for the
general public. They were developed by Koeppel
during a time when he faced a life threatening
illness in order to preserve his legacy for senior
students. They are crammed with applications
and insights gathered over a lifetime of study – so
much so that viewers will benefit by taking notes.
These videos, however, are not for most beginners
or for the casually interested. They also include