Shiru geto – Empi

Seal the gates

Translation to the form is Seal the Gates which are the eight upper gates are the arm and the eight lower gates of the leg sixteen in total. Seal the gates translation of Shiru Geto reflects its strategy, the art of planning and directing the specific purpose of the form. Concepts, principles and strategy is the result of good form training whist also developing the correct alignment and body control to functionalise the techniques inherent in the form.

The sequence to the form is as follows

Section A is the upper body, direction (Hiji) elbow strikes with centre line covering (Chuosen)
and latching (Kake Uke). Performed in Sanshin Stance.

Section B is the knee (Hiza) and kicks (Keri) the knee and kicks are low line aimed at the opponent’s legs, mainly at the joints of the ankle knee and hip. The directions of these techniques are forward, back and forty five degree angle.

Shiru Geto, Sanshin, Tensho and Naihanchi blend the strategy of Shi Zen Do concepts as the very idea to seal, attack or strike through the gates of the opponents whilst guarding your own gates. Simultaneous, directional High, middle and low line attacks through the sixteen gate method using In Yo (Yin Yang) martial energy.


“The Art is the Flow the Flow being the Art”