Larry Hall Hanshi 10th Dan, Okinawa Shorinji-Ryu Zenshu-Ha Karate-Do
The Zenshu-Ha is the Karate school (style) established by the late Walter Dailey, Hanshi 10th Dan. It is an extension or daughter school of the late Master Zenryo Shimabukuro Hanshi 10th Dan founder of the Seibukan Dojo in Jagaru Okinawa in 1962. The Zenshu-Ha was established in 1962 when Master Shimabukuro gave Walter Dailey the family name of Zenshu and granted him permission to open up the first Seibukan Dojo in the United States which was located in Norwood Pennsylvania.
The Zenshu-Ha was transferred to Larry Hall, Hanshi 10th Dan on August 24th 2018. Now Larry Hall carries the torch and continues with the preservation of “Old School Seibukan” which is Zenryo Shimabukuro’s Karate, and not just the physical art but it is important to remember and follow the master’s philosophy of life, caring and loving nature. This was Walter Dailey’s wish. Larry Hall studied alongside Walter Daily in Okinawa and is the sole remaining direct American student of master Shimabukuro.
Statement from Hanshi Larry Hall
Transition statement from Walter Dailey: August 24, 2018
This is a public announcement to the martial arts community
I am Walter P. Dailey, Hanshi 10th Dan, and Founder of Zenshu-Ha Shorinji Ryu Karate-Do. I am a first generation student of Master Shimabukuro, Zenryo who taught Seibukan Karate on the island of Okinawa in the early 1960’s. In 1966, I was given the Shimabukuro family title of “Zenshu,” along with the authority to bring Master Shimabukuro’s style of karate to North America. The name Zenshu-Ha was established as a separate and independent branch of the parent style, and currently has full authority to represent Shimabukuro, Zenryo Sensei in the United States.
Today I am appointing Larry Hall, Hanshi 10th Dan as my successor to the Zenshu-Ha legacy and authority.
Larry Hall, Hanshi 10th Dan, is the Founder of Kyante-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do and was also a student of Shimabukuro, Zenryo Sensei in the early 1960’s, and is still actively teaching and promoting Seibukan karate in the United States. Sensei Hall will be my successor and the new head of Zenshu-Ha in America (and abroad), and will have full autonomy to use the name and title as he sees fit.
The reason for this appointment is to ensure that the Zenryo Shimabukuro name and style is preserved in its original purity and intent.
Walter P. Dailey, Hanshi 10th Dan
Founder of Zenshu-Ha Shorinji Ryu Karate-Do