Grand Master of the All Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kenshin Kan Karate and Kobudo Federation
MASTER HANSHI – SEI 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 receive his black belt ranking. On January 1, 1957 Master Kise switched completely over to the Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito (Orthodox Karate- Do) studying under Grand Master Hohan Soken, the third successor of Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito 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. Sep 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.
The definition of Kenshin Kan being:
KEN – Empty hand or Loochoo (Ryu Kyu) art of self defence.
SHIN – Truth, Reality, Human nature, Humanity.
KAN – A place, building, mansion or palace.
On Oct 25 1987 Master Kise was promoted to 10th Dan by Master Shigaru Tamaiya. In 2001 the Government of Japan gave their Seal of Approval to the accuracy of Master Kise’s book. They have stated that he (Grand Master Kise ) is the sole true heir to Matsumura Orthodox Karate, being passed down to him from Soken Sensei. This has been entered into the official Government Archives.
(Photo taken at the Ballarat honbu dojo 1990.)