Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Videoclip Sai (Side View)

I made this video so that you can learn the Kata of Sai better. Thanks.

Yokokara mitahooga mottoyoo wakarun chaukato omote kono bideo wo tsukurimashita.

Ini videoclip (side view). Saya bikin video ini agar saudara-saudari bisa mlihat dan belajar jurus senjata kuno yang bernama Sai lebih jelas.


Happy New Year 2010!

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!

Selamat Tahun Baru 2010!

Memang saya bisa berbahasa Indonesia. Kalau anda calon perawat "Kaigofukushishi" yang sedang bekerja dan belajar di Jepang, ayo kirimkanlah e-mail kepada saya.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Kata name: Sepai
Performed by Sanzinsoo
Location: Osaka, Japan


Enjoy my latest video-clip of Kata "Kururunfa". Location: Osaka, Japan. Performed by myself, Sanzinsoo.
Grand Master Seiko Higa performing Kururunfa

Monday, December 7, 2009



Date: 6th December 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Performed by Yamada (aka Sanzinsoo)
I don't know the reason why, but I lost my hair in July 2009 and became bald. Thanks to the training in Okinawan Goju-Ryu, my hair is recovering day by day. The color of my hair has changed into white from black. What a strange!



Date: 6th December 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Performed by Yamada (aka Sanzinsoo)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tai Chi workshop

On 21st October 2009, at last I met with Sifu Wayne Gorsky from the United States. He is the Tai Chi expert and the black belt holder of Aikido. He held a workshop at our school. He taught us various applications of Tai Chi and a form of Yang style Tai Chi. It was a excellent lesson. All the participants (about 30 members) enjoyed his workshop. I was fortunate enough to assist his workshop. What a wonderful event! The photo of Sifu Wayne Gorsky in a white Chinese jacket and Yamada in a black jacket, courtesy of Mr. Mori.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Koya Kaido Matsuri

Today we had a festival in Nagano Shrine in Osaka. It is called Koya Kaido Matsuri. It means the festival of the ancient route to Koyasan which is the sacred temple established by Kukai. In the shrine, we danced Eisaa, the popular Okinawan “Bon” dance. Following the dance, I performed the Kata of Bo (= a fighting staff) and Sai of Ryukyu Kobudo. The photo of myself in Eisaa costume.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Urgent Notice: SAYONARA, GeoCities!

Dear friends,

GeoCities is closing on 26th October 2009, so my websites ( and
are to be closed. I have already moved most of the contents to the new site of Angelfire. The new URL is as under.

I hope you change the URL accordingly and keep linking your website with my website. Many thanks.

Best regards,

Kiyotaka Yamada (aka Sanzinsoo)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Enliglish Teacher

Since April this year I have been studying English at school once a week. Today I have found that our English teacher, a Japanese female, has an American cousin who is an expert in Tai Chi (= Taijiquan) and Aikido. She said she would take him to our school next month for teaching us English and maybe some self-defense technique. What a coincidence! I told her of this website and that I was also interested in Tai Chi. In fact almost every morning before going to school, I practice Tai Chi Chuan and, of course, Goju-ryu Karate in the park near our school. We have the common hobby. I am really looking forward to meeting with him.

Friday, March 20, 2009




Our Suparinpe ends in Nekoashi Dachi stance.



Thursday, March 19, 2009


三十六 サンセールー Sanseru

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Sesan セーサン 十三

Today is 6th anniversary of my website, "Sanzinsoo Okinawan Gojuryu Karate" founded on March 3, 2003. URL is as under. I show you my demonstration of Kata "Sesan" to celebrate 6th anniversary.

Front View

Back View

Tuesday, February 17, 2009



Wednesday, February 11, 2009


転掌 Tensho

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gekisai Ichi

Gekisai Ichi

Yesterday I had a sore throat. I seem to have a cold. So, early in this morning I went to my "outdoor dojo" and practiced Sanchin and Tensho. I believe they can cure a cold.

Monday, January 12, 2009


クルルンファー Kururunfa
A video clip of Kata "Kururunfa" performed by San Zinsoo. Many people think Tai Chi (= taijiquan) exercise is beneficial for health promotion. I think Kata of Gojuryu is also useful for the same purpose, if we practice it correctly in a relaxed way. In that way, we can enjoy practicing karate even if we get older. I am now 55 years old.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sai, the most famous and popular weapon of Ryukyu Kobudo

Sai 琉球古武道 サイ

Minasan, akemashite omedeto gozaimasu! Honnenmo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Happy New Year 2009! On the first day of the year 2009, this morning I performed Sai, a weapon of Ryukyu Kobudo, to celebrate the opening of the new year.