KunTao Silat in Italy

Estevan Mulloni introduces Malabar KunTao Silat in Italy.

Malabar KunTao Silat in ItalyMalabar KTS is a traditional Dutch/Indo/Chinese martial discipline codified up to Sigung Level by Pak Steve Gartin from decades of personal training with the de Thouars Brothers.

To a considerate, disciplined and well-trained warrior, it might be considered imprudent to be rolling around on the ground with an opponent when many more may be round about.

KunTao Silat prefers to execute finishing techniques to a grounded opponent whislt standing.

Lankas Monjet is a traditional Indo/Chinese form from the Kendang Silat Triad finding its genesis with BaPak Willem de Thouars in the late 1970’s. These three Kendang forms became the foundation for the original Kun Lun Pai Silat basics in 1981.

The chaos of combat requires a serious practitioner to diligently train to attain as much agility as their physical form allows, and of course to push those limits constantly. Lankas Monjet begins training that concept, but the next two levels also add their flair to combat chaos.

Here, Estevan Mulloni submits test videos for destructive criticism and wins hands down. . . he did his homework back in Level One! Now, as of today, Estevan has been certified by me as a Level Five Malabar KunTao Silat Teacher. Those People in Italy who want to learn KunTao Silat now have the opportunity! Please follow Estevan on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009571307324

A lot of discussion needs be addressed concerning this form, for myriad reasons ~ but because it was never seriously codified in the early days. . . it is now time. Chime in and let’s hear your opinions.

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14 Responses to KunTao Silat in Italy

  1. Paco July 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Estevan’s kembanggan videos are always well received !
    Thanks again Pak Steve for sharing with us this knowledge!
    Have a great day, all.

  2. Estevan Mulloni June 27, 2017 at 4:28 am #

    Maybe this question may sound silly to you guys, but please: could someone explain to me the exact meaning of “cudos” and where does it come from?! I’m curious..

  3. Paco June 22, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    Auguri Estaban!

    Congrats and good work.

    En buca di lupo (did I get the expression right?)


    • Estevan Mulloni June 26, 2017 at 9:17 am #

      Thank you Paco!!! Almost perfect: the correct way to write it in italian is “in bocca al lupo”!!!

      Thank you again Brother!!!

      • Paco July 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

        Scusi, mio italiano non e troppo buono.
        Io ha dimenticato como parlare e escrivire questa bella lingua.

        • Estevan Mulloni July 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

          Your italian is more than just good Paco..and you have a very good heart Brother!!! I have to confess that my spanish is a bit rusty..i need to practice more!!!

    • Steve June 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

      Might be Estevan in Italian, whereas Spanish is Esteban.
      Jest an opinion from plain ol’ Steve :0(<

      • Estevan Mulloni June 28, 2017 at 12:22 am #

        Both way to write down my name (Estévan or Esteban) are spanish. In italian it would be Stefano..i’ve had my problems as child because of my name..lol


  4. Estevan Mulloni June 21, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    Thank You Pak Steve. It’s always a pleasure to be of some help. This particular form is quite difficult to learn and i guess it will take one life-time to be mastered but, step by step, let’s walk its path.

  5. Steve June 21, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Thank you Estevan ~ that was an erudite explanation of your choices and even the addition of the Triple Hitter to the Djurus makes perfect sense. The idea of building both versions of the low turning elbows provides a basis for evaluation of the techniques each variation offers.

    It is truly a shame that KunTao Silat People do not participate in the Testing Group Forum. I will protect this video probably at the end of the day so that no one will be able to see this video who is not a participant in the Testing Group. This video will show up here for a continuing discussion, but it will not play unless you are also logged in on Vimeo.

    Cudos to you and the others who DO participate and contribute to their fellow practitioner’s learning experience.

  6. Estevan Mulloni June 21, 2017 at 2:02 am #

    Actually i mixed up Ted Garcia’s execution of the form, combining it with Phillip Sailas turns (Ted Garcia turns always in the same direction of the elbow blow whilst Phillip turns always in the opposite direction): my first couple of turns are performed in the opposite direction, like Phillip, the next three couples of turns go in the same direction of the elbow blow, like Ted; and then, the last couple of turning before the Dragon’s Tail Sweeps, are again performed in the opposite direction of the elbow blow. I perform only two Sweeps in the end like Ted does. My handwork is a personal choice again combining the various executions of this form i’ve seen: after the KTS Greeting and the elbow blow+first two punches of Djurus Satu, there are four Mirror Hands, then four Two-finger-pointing Mirror Hands, Four Songsat, Four Figer Jabs, Four Punches ( looking at Willem de Thouars it seemed to me they were straight punches), Four Triple-Hitters, One Wave Hand and One Elbow Blow in combination with the King Dragon’s sits.

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