Deadliest Man Alive…His Kata!
Count Dante, born as John Keehan, was the deadliest man alive. He could catch not just bullets, but BIG bullets….with his ears!
Okay, so I am kidding around. The fact of the matter is that John Keehan promoted himself as the Deadliest Man Alive. And, actually, before everybody said he was disrespected, he was respected! He taught people, he held tournaments, and people actually said he was pretty good!
Now, the dance of death was his signature move, or kata.
Actually, it seems to be some sort of a cousin to a long Kenpo technique. It is not a particularly useful technique, unless one takes it apart and uses the pieces in smaller self defense motions.
The Dance of Death wouldn’t work, for instance, if the opponent was fighting back. However, take some of those strikes by themselves, take them out of the stylized ritual and work them as strict self defense moves…they aren’t too bad.
No, you wouldn’t keep raking with your fingertips, and one would assume that if one was to rake in the first place, they would do a couple of years shaolin style training.
But, you might rake once, twist it into a grab, and do the deed pretty darn efficiently.
Here’s a description of the Dance of Death:
- Step to the front.
- Block the attacker’s punching arm.
- At the same time do a palm heel strike to the chin.
- Rake down on the enemy’s eyes.
- Tiger claw strike to the cheek.
- Tiger claw strike to the ear with other hand.
- Arm block and throat strike.
- Claw strike to rip the groin.
- Elbow to the face or the solar plexus.
- Knee strike while executing an elbow to the back of your enemy’s head.
- Throw the enemy to the ground.
- Break his elbow while hammer fisting his spine or neck.
- Stomp on him, both feet.
- Smash head down to the ground.
- Twist him over and stomp with both feet.
- Rip the mouth and lips open with claw.
- Grab the ears and rip up.
- Crush his head with your knee.
- Step away from corpse and assume guard.
Here is a video from youtube:
So, practice it a while, see if it works, and, BTW, if you want some truly efficient martial arts, head for MonsterMartialArts.com. The karate there has been refined to only the effective moves, and is fast and easy to learn. It is definitely not comic book material.