Kancho Seishin Iwashita was born in Miyazaki in Japan and started his martial career in 1981 with Shihan Yanagiwatari Seiji who was then Branch Chief of Gifu Prefecture in Japan. He lived for many years in Vancouver, Canada where he played and won several tournaments and championships in the Canadian underground on the supervision of Shihan Andrey Coloumbe (8th Dan Kyokushin) and today Kancho of the style Seikyu Kai. In 1990 he founded his first free martial arts dojo, upon returning to Japan he was appointed by Mas Oyama as Gifu's President Branch in place of his former Shihan who for political reasons left karate. In August 1992, he founded Karate Seishin-Kaikan, applying his lived experience over time, seeking the perfection of body and spirit through Budo. In addition, Of Kyokushin and his style, Kancho Seishin Iwashita is trained in several other styles of Karate and also in Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing.
In 2012 Kancho Seishin Iwashita was formally invited by the President of Cambodia to teach Karate Seishin-Kaikan drills for his national army, a country with great tradition and strength in martial arts such as "Kun Khmer or Pradal Serey" Is known Muaythai in the country), thus having recognized the Seishinkaikan style as a powerful and efficient martial art.
Born: July 27, 1923, Gimje, South Korea
Died: April 26, 1994, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5′ 8″
Teacher: Gichin Funakoshi, Gōgen Yamaguchi