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Heavy Bag Training KunTao Silat trains many different energy delivery methods, hitting tools, diverting blows and body hardening with the heavy bag. The free swinging bag provides infinite variations for timing and body alignment as well as the preparation for large objects moving toward the practitioner. The use of chairs or other movable objects surrounding […]
KunTao Silat Partner Training KunTao Silat practitioners find ways to train that may seem a little unorthodox. Our Sticking Hand training is somewhat similar to how goats play fight ~ at least in spirit. Here Steve trains with TwinkleToes in the clash of horn and hand. Slow motion reveals the timing, stance and position. Part […]
KunTao Silat Sticking Hand – Key Training exercise The foundation of the concept is that KunTao Silat is a zero-range combat art designed to work with just about anything you can put in your hands. Toe to toe Partner practice accustoms the practitioner to close range and both the danger and opportunities that presents. If […]
Formerly: Combat Cane for Cripples Unfortunately, combat is not reserved for the healthy and virile. People with various disabilities are often the object of the criminal elements because they think there is easy prey. Sigung Chas Clements has diligently studied many martial arts from the 1960s until 1978 when he was introduced to what is […]
KunTao Silat Triangle LegSet The Triangle LegSet comes from the Kendang Silat system and encompasses most of the critical leg maneuvers in silat. The front sweep is called “sapu” and the back sweep is “beset.” The turning 180 degrees accompanies both sweeps and is used in many of the most efficient silat applications. This is […]
KunTao Silat Triangle Elbow Exercise KunTao Silat Triangle Elbow Exercise “It is a common practice amongst silat systems to practice the djurus (handwork) and lankahs (legwork) separately. In KunTao Silat we generally practice them together, because in most cases the legwork provides a delivery mechanism for the hitting tools and amplifies the magnitude of the […]
KunTao Silat utilizes its own stances and handsets as a warm up. This is a typical KunTao Silat class warm up.
Pentjak Silat CiMande with Willem de Thouars – OK? Pentjak Silat CiMande forms and technical applications is performed by Willem de Thouars and filmed by Steve Gartin. Steve’s commentary of Willem’s masterful performance adds layers of useful martial application concepts to the slow motion video of Willem’s lightning-like execution of CiMande techniques. First in the OK? […]
KunTao Silat Forms: KunTao Silat is different from most martial arts in that KunTao Silat forms train actual combat related movements and strategy. We train as we fight. That is a simple concept, but isn’t it usually simple things that work? Here’s all the forms.