Shorin-ryu Seibukan also known as Sukunaihayashi, is one of the many Okinawan Shorin-ryu styles of karate.
Seibukan Karate do was founded in 1962 by Zenryo Shimabukuro (1906 ~ 1969). Sensei Zenryo, 10th Dan Hanshi, was the foremost student of Sensei Kyan Chotoku. After 10 years of training under Sensei Kyan, Sensei Zenryo built his own dojo in Jagaru, Okinawa in 1962. He named his dojo as “Seibukan” meaning “the holy art school”. In 1964, Sensei Zenryo received his 10th Dan black belt from All Okinawan Karate do Federation. After his untimely death in 1969, his son Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro succeeded him as the head of Seibukan karate do. Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro (10th Dan black belt) was born in Chatan Cho, Okinawa, on the 11th of October, 1943. As the head of the movement, he has loyally maintained the tradition of Sensei Chotoku Kyan which he has inherited from his father, Zenryo. He is the Supreme Instructor & Technical Director and President of the International Okinawan Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate do Association which has branch dojos in over 18 foreign countries.
Seibukan dojo in India was founded in 1975 at Chennai and first Kerala dojo in 1976 by Sensei P.Kuppusamy . Sensei P. Kuppusamy was considered one of the best karate instructors of his time. It was under his stewardship that many dojos where opened at various places throughout the country. Seibukan Karate-do became so popular that by 1980 there were 28 dojos in Kerala itself with strength of about 3000 students.