Shōrin-ryū (少林流) as in the Shaolin Temple of China. “Ryu” means “style”. Shōrin-ryū, is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate. It was named by Choshin Chibana in 1933, but the system itself is much older. “Shōrin” means pine tree. Shōrin-ryū combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles of Shuri-te.
Kenyu Chinen is a real inspiration for all karate students to keep on a lifetime practicing the way of the empty hand. In this video he presents the kata naihanchi sandan and pinan shodan with some bunkai.Continue reading Kenyu Chinen
Shorin-Ryu karate applications using direct force from the hip, lats, quads muscle, allowing compression of the body to easily execute punches or palm strikes.
A central point can be recognized very well. Whoever controls the central area has a decisive advantage over his opponent.