Seiryukan was established in 1968 by its chairman Miyazato Kosuke, who studied karate and kobudo under the guidance of late Akamine Eisuke, chairman of the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai. We study techniques with the motto of Onko Chishin - Discovering new things by studying the past. We do not change but develop the kata. The teaching method incorporates not only the kata but also exercises keeping in mind actual offenses and defenses. Another unique practice method uses music to capture the sense of rhythm in which the technique is to be performed. The characteristic of this dojo is people perform kata in front of the chairman and receive indications and evaluations from him.
A unique lineage in Okinawa: Sakugawa Kanga → Matsumura Sokon → Asato Anko & Itosu Anko → Gichin Funakoshi → Taira Shinken → Akamine Eisuke → Miyazato Kosuke sensei.
Funakoshi Gichin taught karate in mainland Japan universities and his son Funakoshi Gigo formed the style of Shotokan which spread around the world. The roots of Shotokan are in the Funakoshi Shorin-ryu Seiryukan.
According to our chairman, martial arts are also an art in pursuit of beauty. Seiryukan is constantly evolving. This is a fortune! Polish your own stone... as only you can polish it (the diamond will shine the more you polish it)
If you learn one from your teacher, you have to study about 10. Take care of each minute and second as the past cannot be recovered. Although we are reminded daily about this by our chairman, the difficulty of mastering the art is impressive.