This video features exclusive footage of the late Shinjo Sensei performing kata at Kodokan Taira Karate Dojo,Urasoe branch in 2001.
Shinjo Sensei was a senior member of Taira dojo and also a direct student of Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine.
Mr Shinjo Sensei was a great teacher and friend. His hospitality and kindness is fondly remembered by Sensei Kevin who was taken under his wing on his many visits to Okinawa. Shinjo Sensei shared not only his vast knowledge of Matsubayashi Ryu with Sensei Kevin but also the many wonders of Okinawan culture.
Shinjo Sensei passed away in May 2008
The composer of this kata is also unknown. The characteristic of this kata is the execution of knife-hand techniques. This kata was the favourite of many Karate men of Tomari Village.
It is believed that this kata was brought to Okinawa in 1683 by a Chinese envoy named Wanshu; but later, this kata was reformed and developed by Karate men of Tomari Village. The characteristic of this kata is the execution of hidden fist punches.