The Oldest KATA in KARATE History (セーサン)
By Jesse Enkamp on
Learn the oldest kata from Okinawa - the birthplace of Karate.
This form actually originates in China, from a kung-fu style called Incense Shop boxing. This was the style practiced at the Southern Shaolin temple, which later developed into White Crane, and heavily influenced the roots of Karate.
(Or "Tode" as the martial art was called before its modernization in mainland Japan.)
This kata exists in every traditional style, and is even featured in Bubishi - the bible of Karate.
In this video you'll learn its original form as taught by master Lin in Fuzhou, Fujian.