Shorei   is,   like   Shorin,   the   Okinawa   name   for   the   monestry   of   Shaolin.   But   the   Karate   which   is   typical   for   Naha   is   very   different   to   the Karate   done   in   Shuri   and   Tomari.   So   it's   to   suppose   that   in   Naha   a   totally   different   interpreation   of   the   Shaolon   Quan   Fa   was   handed down. Furthermore   the   names   of   a   lot   of   the   Kata   used   in   Naha-te   (Shorei-Ryu)   has,   in   chinese   mythologie,   the   meaning   of   mystic numbers.   Maybe   this   is   a   sign   that   there   was   a   stronger   spiritual   influence.   Probably   in   Shuri   and   Tomari   some   chinese   experts   of one   part   of   the   Shaolin   system   have   been,   while   in   Naha   experts   of   some   other   parts   lived.   Something   as   if   two   car   manufactories would do a race, and one car would use patrol engine and the other gasoiline engine. It's   known   that   there   was   a   chinese   master   with   name   Wai   Chin   Zhan   who   lived   in   Naha   and   did   teach   his   Art.   It's   for   sure   that   the famous   Karate   expert   Kanryo   Higashionna   did   travel   to   China   for   to   learn   the   chinese   Martial   Arts   in   original   form.   Later   Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito-Ryu) and also Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu) did learn from Kanryo Higashionna. Only   9   Kata   has   been   official   part   of   the   Naha-te.   But   it's   known   that   some   versions   of   Hakutsuru   Kata   have   been   practised   in secret.   It's   not   known   for   sure   how   many   secret   familiy   style   there   are.   For   example   the   Ryuei-Ryu   what   is   part   of   Naha-te   was firstly seen public in 1970. Main   part   of   the   Shorei-Ryu   are   the   versatile   using   of   open   hand   techniques,   circular   blocking   techniques   and   snapping   kicking techniques in Gedan area. Furthermore   we   find   a   lot   of   lever   and   throwing   techniques.   Also   special   training   for   to   make   the   body   hard   against   punches   and also a special training for the muscles. Seldom there a grand master of Shorei-Ryu which aren't with a strong body. The   using   of   hard   and   short   techniques   in   the   direct   infight   in   combination   with   throwing   techniques   is   the   speciality   of   the   Shorei- Ryu. Also the stances like Sanchin-Dachi and Shiko-Dachi which are very good for this special kind of fighting. Original part of the Shorei are the Kata: Kururunfa Sanchin (Kaishu) Alte Version mit offenen Händen Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seipai Seisun Shisochin Suparimpei Pachu Heiku Paiku Anan Ohan Paiho Sochin Niseishi Useishi Unshu Kata created by Chojun Miyagi Tensho Gekisai Dai Ichi Gekisai Dai Ni A   very   big   and   important   part   of   the   Shorei-Ryu   are   the   training   of   Kobudo.   Weapons   like   Bo,   Sai,   Tonfa   and   Kama   are   the   normal part of the skills of grand masters. Karate and Kobudo are uncutable connected especially in the Shorei-Ryu The most known school of Shorei-Ryu is the Goju-Ryu. Also the Shorei-Ryu is an important part of Kenwa Mabuni's Shito-Ryu.
Shorei    is,    like    Shorin,    the    Okinawa    name    for    the    monestry    of Shaolin.   But   the   Karate   which   is   typical   for   Naha   is   very   different   to the   Karate   done   in   Shuri   and   Tomari.   So   it's   to   suppose   that   in   Naha a   totally   different   interpreation   of   the   Shaolon   Quan   Fa   was   handed down. Furthermore   the   names   of   a   lot   of   the   Kata   used   in   Naha-te   (Shorei- Ryu)   has,   in   chinese   mythologie,   the   meaning   of   mystic   numbers. Maybe   this   is   a   sign   that   there   was   a   stronger   spiritual   influence. Probably   in   Shuri   and   Tomari   some   chinese   experts   of   one   part   of the   Shaolin   system   have   been,   while   in   Naha   experts   of   some   other parts   lived.   Something   as   if   two   car   manufactories   would   do   a   race, and one car would use patrol engine and the other gasoiline engine. It's   known   that   there   was   a   chinese   master   with   name   Wai   Chin Zhan   who   lived   in   Naha   and   did   teach   his   Art.   It's   for   sure   that   the famous   Karate   expert   Kanryo   Higashionna   did   travel   to   China   for   to learn   the   chinese   Martial   Arts   in   original   form.   Later   Kenwa   Mabuni (founder   of   Shito-Ryu)   and   also   Chojun   Miyagi   (founder   of   Goju-Ryu) did learn from Kanryo Higashionna. Only   9   Kata   has   been   official   part   of   the   Naha-te.   But   it's   known   that some   versions   of   Hakutsuru   Kata   have   been   practised   in   secret.   It's not   known   for   sure   how   many   secret   familiy   style   there   are.   For example   the   Ryuei-Ryu   what   is   part   of   Naha-te   was   firstly   seen public in 1970. Main   part   of   the   Shorei-Ryu   are   the   versatile   using   of   open   hand techniques,    circular    blocking    techniques    and    snapping    kicking techniques in Gedan area. Furthermore   we   find   a   lot   of   lever   and   throwing   techniques.   Also special   training   for   to   make   the   body   hard   against   punches   and   also a   special   training   for   the   muscles.   Seldom   there   a   grand   master   of Shorei-Ryu which aren't with a strong body. The    using    of    hard    and    short    techniques    in    the    direct    infight    in combination   with   throwing   techniques   is   the   speciality   of   the   Shorei- Ryu.   Also   the   stances   like   Sanchin-Dachi   and   Shiko-Dachi   which   are very good for this special kind of fighting. Original part of the Shorei are the Kata: Kururunfa Sanchin (Kaishu) Alte Version mit offenen Händen Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seipai Seisun Shisochin Suparimpei Pachu Heiku Paiku Anan Ohan Paiho Sochin Niseishi Useishi Unshu Kata created by Chojun Miyagi Tensho Gekisai Dai Ichi Gekisai Dai Ni A   very   big   and   important   part   of   the   Shorei-Ryu   are   the   training   of Kobudo.   Weapons   like   Bo,   Sai,   Tonfa   and   Kama   are   the   normal   part of the skills of grand masters. Karate   and   Kobudo   are   uncutable   connected   especially   in   the   Shorei- Ryu The   most   known   school   of   Shorei-Ryu   is   the   Goju-Ryu.   Also   the Shorei-Ryu is an important part of Kenwa Mabuni's Shito-Ryu. Known Schools of Shorei-Ryu Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Ryuei Ryu
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Shorei Ryu
Known Schools of Shorei-Ryu
Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Ryuei Ryu
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Shorei Ryu