Grand Master of the All Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kenshin Kan Karate and Kobudo Federation
MASTER FUSEI KISE was born on May 4, 1935. He began his study of Karate in 1947 from his Uncle Master Makabe. In 1955 Master Kise became a student of Master Nobutake Shingake and received his SHO DAN. In 1958 Master Kise began studying under Grand Master Hohan Soken, the third successor of Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate-Do. In 1960 he was a student of Grand Master Shigeru Nakamura, Okinawan Kenpo Karate-Do Federation and qualified for his 7th Degree Black Belt.
After five years of training, Master Kise became a shihan or Master on January 1, 1965 when he passed the 7th Dan examination under Grand Master Shigeru Nakamura. At that time Master Kise taught and practice Shorinji Ryu Karate-Do. Also during this time he was studying Shorin Ryu under Grand Master Hohan Soken. On January 1, 1957 Master Kise switched completely over to the Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito (Orthodox Karate- Do).
On January 3, 1972 Master Kise qualified for the Hanshi title by passing the 8th Dan examination held by Grand Master Hohan Soken and Master Makabe. September 1st 1976 Master Kise qualified for his 9th Dan by Grand Master Hohan Soken. In 1977 Master Kise founded the Shorin Ryu Karate Kenshin Kan Karate and Kobudo Federation. On Oct 25 1987 Master Kise was promoted to 10th Dan by Master Shigaru Tamaiya.
In 2001 Kise Hanshi-Sei was recognised by the Japanese government as the legitimate heir to the Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito system, resolving a contentious issue that had raged on Okinawa since Soken O-Sensei's death in 1982. Kise Hanshi-Sei has now re-instated Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito as the formal title of the organization.