- Self Defense
History The Sai: Present in Okinawan and other Asian weapon arsenals, the Sai was used to stab, block, trap and punch. Practitioners often carried a Sai in each hand, and a spare at the belt. The Okinawans would also throw the weapon.
Traditional use: The Sai is believed to have originated from basically nothing more than a pitchfork. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword attacks.
Current use: With sometimes dulled points, the Sai is now a karate training weapon. It tests accuracy in striking and quick counter techniques. It also develops strong shoulder, forearm and wrist strength.
Official Statement of the OSMKKF regarding the ISMSKF, Jay Gravelle and Greg Lazarus
July 11, 2016
As June 15th, 2016, Grandmaster Fusei Kise, Kaicho Isao Kise, and the OSMKKF (Okinawa Shorinryu Matsumura Orthodox Karate and Kobudo Federation) have no interest in being involved with the ISMSKF, Greg Lazarus or Jay Gravelle as evidenced by the withdrawal of Grandmaster Kise’s support.