Seipai

Kyokushin Karate Kata, Seipai

十八  Seipai

Seipai is the Okinawan pronunciation of the kanji characters for 18 (pronounced  Hachi in Japanese).  In other karate styles, this kata is sometimes called Seipaite, or eighteen hands.  The number 18 is derived from the Buddhist concept of 6 x 3, where six represents colour, voice, taste, smell, touch and justice and three represents good, bad and peace.

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