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Kisae Kempo Martial Arts

Kisae got its name in 1986. However, Kisae is partially based on another form of Kempo called Moe -rhymes with go. Moe, which is also spelled Moh, made its appearance in Canada in the late 1950’s. During the 1960’s the leader of Moh received his 8th degree Black Belt from Grand master Ed Parker. I have trained in the Martial Arts since I was a child. I discovered Moh in the mid 1970’s. In the mid 1980’s, I split from my teachers to concentrate on those parts of my craft that I excelled at. Hence the name change. In the early 1990’s, I reconnected with a former student named Kurt. His assistance and inspiration have been invaluable time and again. Without Kurt, Kisae would have progressed much slower and in a different direction.

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Kisae Kempo is a non traditional Martial Art based on striking as the primary method of defending oneself. Kisae is known for its rapid hands and low kicks.
There are six levels to first degree black belt. It should take a practitioner about 6 years to receive a first-degree Black Belt, at 3 group classes and 1 private lesson per week.
Each of these levels has six categories of testable techniques. We define a technique as a single strike, kick, step, block, moving strike or moving block.
Combinations for sparring, fighting and / or self defense fall into ten different tactical categories.

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