You can explain who you are by going to Newbietown and making an introduction thread.
Speaking of Shihan Chris Bisset . I went to a seminar he gave in London during march 2009. Very solid techniques. No bullshido whatsoever. Very nice and brutal moves.
Bisset has a bit of a bad rep here in the Peg. Kind of a Bullshido expert, but even worse than him is Angelo Mendoza! The guy is one of the biggest jokes in the city. First he trained up to his Nidan in Shito Ryu, moved to Winnipeg and could not pass a black belt test in Shotokan, actually the instructor that tested him said he was a purple belt at best, but rather full of himself. I was a in the club and saw brown belts wipe the floor with him.
So, he leaves the club when he failed his test and "made" his own club up and suddenly was a 3rd dan with a "black belt" in Shotokan...LMAO, he was not good enough to carry a real black belts bag!
Years pass and I find out one of my students knows one of his. And the guy is now teaching .....wait for it.....NINJITSU! ROTFL!!!! I almost peed when I read this and then went to his web site and saw crap Karate with some really funny looking "ninjitsu" and very low grade gymnastics.
Bissett is a GOD compaired to this moron! The only ones I see as SLIGHTLY worse than him is the "Temple Kung Fu" guys.
Basically we let them kick around with out making to much fun of them because we dont want them leaving...we need a good laugh every once and a while!!
Bissett has got a bad rep everywhere.
Although this thread is old, i would like to put something in.
Some people said that Chris Bissett movied to Honduras. This is a lie. He lived there for 2 years, and that was in the 80's. Has been back in canada ever since.
Some people said that he was no longer teaching, but this is also a lie. He teaches seminars in all of his clubs.
People said that he had no talent. This is an absolute lie. I have been to his classes, and he is fantasitc. Not only does he relate, and give you what you need, he can fight. If any of you ever come against him, you will be screwed. This man has real experiance, and he really knows what he's doing. no crap involved.
His main style is JuiJitsu, as a self-defence.
He also does Tai-jitsu.
i also read here that he once did a test to get his black belt, and he failed, the coach even saying he didnt deserve a purple belt? thats such bullshit. Jui-jitsu doesnt even have purple belts. and if you see this guy, you would understand that thats not possible.
Anyone smearing his name is clearly stupid, or jealous.
Anyone interested in Jui-Jitsu as a self-defence should really check out one of his seminars.
So, do you have any proof to back up this post? If not it will be moved.
Originally Posted by incharge
Also, get a browser with spell check. I wish that people that come to defend their teachers or schools could spell.
Here is his webpage that proves that he still lives in Canada, and that he still does seminars. He was doing one this weekend, actually, that I attended and found really great. http://www.bissettjiu-jitsu.com/
I guess I dont have 'proof' that his classes are great, even though everyone I talked to at the seminar really enjoyed it.
instructed by C. D. Bissett
Sensei C. D. Bissett is the current head of the Jishin-Ryu of Jiu-
Jitsu style. With over 30 years of experience, Sensei Bissett is
one of Canada's top self-defense and personal protection
instructors. Sensei Bissett currently holds an 8th Degree Black
Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tai-Jitsu. Chris
Bissett is the top ranked Tai-Jitsu instructor in the country.
Sensei Bissett will lead sessions focusing on a variety of
traditional Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
This was made from the coach at the Portage la Prarie Jiu-Jitsu club, were Chris Bissett did a seminar this past weekend.
Unfortunately, I could not find a website that shows the jiu-jitsu belts, but there is no purple belt, in that style.
And again, anyone who is interested in Jiu-Jitsu, should really check out one of his classes.
Hard to believe I started this thread in 2005. Little update. Living in Ottawa and going to OAMA now. Good stuff.
Originally posted under #255, but for some reason, the text has been whited out - interesting. Tools to do this I do not have - seems like a moderator type function.
To see the original post #255, just highlight like you will cut and paste and you can see the content. I guess someone didn't like facts getting in the way of a good argument
So, since so many post what they do not know, let me post this one once again for an old friend. These are the facts ma'am - nothing but the facts...
-- written sometime in 2008 --
Somewhere out there in the world I can hear Chris laughing his ass off - and I wholeheartedly join you. So much ado about what ???
Well here is another man's opinion, but it's mine so I like it.
I too trained in Kelowna under Sensei Chris. Many of the names and stories here sound very familiar.
I have been lucky enough to have trained and done seminars under three different masters in my time, and I do consider Bissett to be one of them. When I met him he was a 5th degree black belt teaching Jishin-Ryu (Bissett Jui-Jitsu) in Kelowna, BC. During my training Dr. Moses Powell came to town, gave a weekend seminar/demonstration to our crew (absolutely outstanding) and while there, promoted Chris to a 7th degree black belt. His promotion from 5th to 7th (skipped 6th) was, as Dr. Moses proclaimed "very long overdue".
This is fact - I was there and I was even lucky enough to host the after party. The signatures on my door from that event were priceless.
So, does anybody here want to question Dr. Moses’ judgment on this matter?
Dr. Moses always spoke of Chris and Bissett Jui Jitsu with great respect, and always made sure that all in his extended martial arts world gave this respect as well. Whenever I would show up at one of his seminars, he would always inquire about Chris and his whereabouts.
So, once again, when you have the respect of an elder of this caliber, and his extended family, who cares what unknowing morons type.
I have trained under Chris in Jishin Ryu, taken weapons courses, and other training I do not think prudent to discuss. I find his style and training to extremely effective in real life – which is where I live. I own both the books and have almost had to come to blows to recover them the few times I have lent them out. I have done the R&R sessions with Chris and crew (riding & rappelling) and have never felt anything but safe under his tutelage - even hanging upside down from a cliff on a rappelling rope, or cutting from one rope to another as detailed in a previous post. We have shared the smell of gunpowder together, his eye being as good as his wit, and never once have I seen a student of his in harms way.
Life is tough in his world, but never reckless. We build men here folks – either stand up or get back on the porch.
I have assisted in BPG functions, and Chris always used the cream of the crop. The team was always well prepared, performed well and fulfilled their contracts in a professional manner. His intent was always to provide a top-notch crew, and that is what he delivered. Trust me, before Sensei Chris ever gave you a belt or a position, you earned it in every way possible.
I have seen the walls, the awards, and the commendations. I have sat in his office and discussed life, love and happiness. We have ridden through the backwoods highways of BC side by side and I have followed his lead down some of the nicest (and sheerest) walls in the BC mountainside. I have dined at his house and he at mine.
Do I know the man? I don’t think so. Do I like the man? Yes. Do I respect the man? Definitely.
One must remember that as with any club, there is the core and there are the rest. We had our 1%ers – the loudmouths and show offs that used the name and the reputation to their own end. They were quickly weeded out, but still sometimes damage was done. I can assure you that the local constabulary had nothing but respect for Chris and the core, and would often approach Chris directly about any members that would get out of line.
I come out and read these posts every 6 months or so, and I am amazed at all the conjecture, speculations, and assumptions about Sensei Chris. Way to go Chris – you are now up there with the Yetis – hardly ever seen, but always talked about by supposed experts. For all of you that wish to nitpick about details from past lives - have your day - but I challenge any one of you to come face to face with the man on a matt.
Regardless of your opinions about the man, his accomplishments or his background, his addition to the martial arts community, and Okinawa style Jui Jitsu in particular, cannot be disputed – at least by those who know.
If you are ever in the land of the sun, my friend, there is always a fine bottle of port waiting… BJF
The words are still there, you just fail at Internet - then, and now. We have a pretty strict policy against editing or deleting testimonials in MABS threads. But, thankfully, you've reposted exactly the same thing from 8 years ago, so we know exactly where you stand.
Originally Posted by drgnslyr
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