Kissaki-Kai Karate is Karate returned to its roots. We teach it as an art of personal development and self-protection.
It was created by Hanshi Vince Morris 9th dan at the request of senior black belts who had become disillusioned with what the “traditional” karate schools had to offer.
Kissaki teaches the fundamental 5 elements of Combat.
- Ne-waza – Groundwork, grappling
- Nage-waza – Throwing techniques
- Atemi waza – Vital point strikes
- Shime-waza – Choking techniques
- Kansetsu-waza – Joint locking techniques
The application of these waza are guided by the Rules of Combat and the bunkai (applications) hidden in the kata.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF OKINAWAN & JAPANESE KARATE-DO
Though now disbanded, ISOK was originally formed by a small group of high-ranking karate-ka, it operated as a non profit democratic organisation set up to support legitimate practitioners and teachers from the Okinawa and Japanese karate systems. ISOK assessed rank based on the international standards of the Dai Nippon Butokukai and the Martial Arts Federation.