is a karate style with roots in Shuri-te, one of the three original karate styles of Okinawa Japan. It was developed by Seiken Shukumine (1925–2001) who combined classic techniques with his own innovations thus developing the special characteristics of Genseiryū. Shukumine had two known teachers, Sadoyama and Kishimoto. The name Genseiryū was first used in 1953. In Japanese the name consists of three different characters ( kanji):.
The first is and means 'mysterious', 'occult', and 'universe' but also 'a subtle and deep truth'. The second is and translates to 'control', 'system', 'law' or 'rule' but also 'creating a form.' The last is which simply means 'style' or 'school.' The combination of could be translated as 'to control the universe', but is interpreted by members of the school to mean something like "to pursue the deep truth and making it clear through the form," which can be regarded physically as well as spiritually.