The Kissaki Method: Kissaki-Kai is karate returned to its practical and functional roots. It was founded by Vince Morris, 8th dan, in 1993 at the behest of senior black belt students who had become disillusioned with what the 'traditional' karate schools had to offer in terms of 'real' fighting techniques. It is less a style but more a series of principles guided by Sensei Morris' 'Rules of Combat', a groundbreaking analysis of strategies derived from many real world conflicts. Here, UK Chief Instructor Don Came, presents a series of drills following these Rules that you can apply to your own teaching or training, which can also help you unlock the hidden applications of the kata or forms within your own system. Contents include: Flow drills + defences against a series of common methods of assault, including straight and hook punches, combination punches, headbutts, and various grabs seen as a precursor to a strike... all practised from realistic ranges! These can be used to enhance your own lesson plans and be incorporated into any martial system.
This DVD is superb! Great production values, superb presentation and solid no-nonsense content. When so much of modern karate is practised in an unrealistic manner from an unrealistic range, it's always heartening to see karate presented as it should be! The DVD shows a great number of close-range flow drills that make use of the key principles of the Kissaki-Kai method (that can be utilised by practitioners of all styles) and methods found within the traditional kata. Don Came 6th dan explains and demonstrates these drills in a clear and authoritative way which makes for a very information dense DVD. Close-range, practical and exactly what karate was and should be. As I say, superb! A must for all pragmatically minded karateka. --Iain Abernethy 6th Dan BCA, BKA, EKF