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Genseiryu / Gensei-Ryu

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玄制流 is the Japanese title for the Genseiryū or Gensei-Ryū style of Karate.

tai dou
Taido Scroll

Taidō (The Way of the Body) is a style of Karate practiced in Japan and popular around the world.

Taidō or 躰道 traces a lineage from Genseiryū (玄制流) which came from Shuri-te (首里手), one of the original martial arts schools of ancient Okinawa.

The first character 躰 is a variant of the original Chinese character 體. In modern Japan, they tend to use 体, a more simple form of the character. 体 is also the modern Simplified Chinese form of 體.
The 躰 character is correct for this 躰道 martial arts title. But it can be confusing with so many variants out there, not to mention other homophonic Japanese words that also romanize as Taidō or Taidou.

To have a bit more fun with this 躰 character, it has a 身 radical on the left, which sets it apart. The meaning doubles up on the "body" as 身 (shin) is a character that also means body in Japanese and Chinese. On the right is 本 which often means root, stem, origin, source, or fundamental (but can also mean "book" in some contexts). This has deviated from the original 體 which was 骨 (bone) + 豊 (vessel). Hence, body was your "bone vessel" in ancient Asia.

The meaning of 躰, as well as 體 and 体, is usually translated as body. When related to the physical body, it can also refer to the torso, trunk, build, physique, or constitution of a person. As an extension of this, it can also refer to someone's health (good body = good health).
However, depending on context, it can encompass other meanings such as: form; style; system; to experience; aspect; corpus, corporeal; the substance, the essentials.

The second character, 道, is recognized and well-known as the "Way" and is the same "do" as in Karate-do or Aikido.




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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
Genseiryu
Gensei-Ryu
玄制流
Taido躰道tai dou / taidou / tai do / taido


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

現世


现世

see styles
xiàn shì
    xian4 shi4
hsien shih
 gensei
    ありよ
Taido Scroll
this life; to lose face; to be disgraced
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (Buddhist term) present world; present age; transient world; life; (2) recent epoch (i.e. the Holocene epoch); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Buddhist term) present world; present age; transient world; life; (female given name) Ariyo
The present world; this life

元姓

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
former surname; original surname

元誠

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(given name) Gensei

原生

see styles
yuán shēng
    yuan2 sheng1
yüan sheng
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
original; primary; native; indigenous; proto-; stock (firmware)
(adj-no,n) primeval; primordial; primitive; pristine; (surname) Harao

厳正

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(noun or adjectival noun) strict; rigid; exact; fair; impartial; (personal name) Itsumasa

源清

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(given name) Gensei

源生

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(given name) Gensei

源盛

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(personal name) Gensei

玄生

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(surname) Gensei

現勢

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
current state; present or actual strength

現姓

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(See 旧姓・きゅうせい) one's current family name; woman's family name after she married

現成


现成

see styles
xiàn chéng
    xian4 cheng2
hsien ch`eng
    hsien cheng
 gensei
ready-made; readily available
Manifest, existing, evident, ready-made, self-evident or self-existing; spontaneously appearing

現生


现生

see styles
xiàn shēng
    xian4 sheng1
hsien sheng
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(noun/participle) living in the present
The present life; the present life

絃声

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
sound of the strings; (given name) Gensei

芫菁

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(1) (obscure) (See 土斑猫) blister beetle; (2) (See カンタリス) cantharides

言成

see styles
 gensei / gense
    げんせい
(personal name) Gensei

Variations:
現世
現し世

see styles
 gensei(現世); gense(現世); genze(現世)(ok); utsushiyo(ok) / gense(現世); gense(現世); genze(現世)(ok); utsushiyo(ok)
    げんせい(現世); げんせ(現世); げんぜ(現世)(ok); うつしよ(ok)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) {Buddh} (usu. げんせ) present world; present age; transient world; life; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (げんせい only) (See 完新世) recent epoch (i.e. the Holocene epoch)

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