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KunTao Silat TriAngle Sapu

TriAngle Sapu:

KunTao Silat’s TriAngular footwork patterns serve many functions. Here Guru Jeff Fargo and Kyle Mentink, from Sigung Joe Judt’s lineage, demostrate a basic triangle sapu {front sweep} technique from the first movement of the training set. Videoed by Steve Gartin at the First Annual American KunTao Silat Gathering at the Seventh Heaven Ranch in New Mexico.

3 Responses to KunTao Silat TriAngle Sapu

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    Kuntaoer May 28, 2017 at 5:34 am #

    It’s always best to look at KTS as it’s own thing. “Pak Sao” is not a thing in KTS, and looking at it like Wing Chun can result in not seeing what is in front of you. I’m not picking on you – this applies to everyone. The movement I think you are referring to around the1:02 mark, that is an entry from Djurus Satu – it appears right before the two kicks.

    Unlike Pak Sao, this entry works no matter WHERE you make contact with the opponent, and force you put into it can vary.

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    Duane November 1, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Very basic, yet effective concept.

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      james w bonham May 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

      When the left hand hits,i guess it’s a pak sau, i cant see if the right hand comes around the back of the left to grab the upper arm or is it just a transfer of hands?

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