Sifu Kisu Talks Martial-Arts of "Avatar" to AvatarSpirit.net
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first section of an interview with Sifu Kisu, the martial-arts consultant to Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Included in the topics discussed are how Sifu Kisu discovered the martial arts, how he got invovled with the show, what his involvement in the show entails, and how to develop a martial-arts style used by badger moles in a children’s TV show. Parts 2 and 3 of the interview will be posted over the next several weeks.
UPDATED Oct 13: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where Sifu Kisu speaks about how he selected the styles of kung-fu that formed the basis of each nation’s fighting art.
UPDATED Oct 20: The final section of the interview with Sifu Kisu has been posted, where he talks about what it means to be a “master” of martial-arts, how “realistic” he thinks the fights on Avatar are, and what weapons he would select for currently unarmed cast members.