Sesan – “13 Hands”
Sesan, Sanseru and Sepai all share the kanji “se”. This may well be a Chinese dialect of the Okinawan term “te” or “fighting hand”, referring to life-protection techniques. To better understand these Kata requires a more defined understanding of the language and culture of the people from which these Kata originated.
Sesan is believed to be the oldest of all Okinawan Goju-Ryu Kata. There is a version of Sesan practiced in the Shorin schools, but in comparison, the Goju-Ryu version is longer and much more complex.
Sesan is practiced in the following styles of Chinese Boxing: Dragon, Lion and Monk Fist