Thursday, September 28, 2006

Pistol CQB Seminar

The long-awaited pistol Close Quarter Battle (CQB) seminar will be held on Sunday, October 8th. Please call or email for details on location and time.

Here are some updates:

- We will meet at the training hall at 10:45am on Sunday and caravan to the location of the seminar.

- Equipment needed:

* Airsoft pistol and holster (CCW holders may bring their unloaded carry pistol.)
* Eye Protection
* Extra t-shirt or bandana
* Wear your street clothes

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Band of Brothers (and Uncle)

Here's a photo I just received from our 'Superbowl of Pekiti Tirsia' seminar a few months ago. From left: Ka Jay Saludo; Jeff Davidson; Tito Jun Saludo; Kuya Jamal Hakim Abdullah.

Monday, September 04, 2006

First Tekpi Instructors in the U.S.

The First (and arguably the Best)

From left: Robert Slomkowski; Omar Hakim; Steve Slomkowski; Ricky Rillera; Jeff Davidson

Friday, September 01, 2006

Silat Melayu on the Move

Cikgu Mohd Nadzrin Wahab

For an outsider coming to Silat Kuntau Tekpi (or any Silat Melayu) it is not sufficient merely to learn the physical techniques of buah, tapak, kuncian, pukulan, etc. In order to truly grasp where the Art “is coming from” both historically and conceptually, one must endeavor to understand the culture which spawned it. For one who is so far removed from the Source - namely Malaysia - this is can be a daunting and often frustrating task.

Without a doubt, the greatest blessing on this journey into the hermetic world of Silat Melayu has been to make the acquaintance of a generous and enthusiastic teacher, practitioner, and eminent scholar of Silat Melayu named Mohd Nadzrin Wahab, known to many as Saiful Azraq. Any foreigner who has done even the most cursory research into Malaysian martial arts from the available resources in English knows this young man - primarily because Nadzrin is personally responsible for translating and making the information available to us!

It is no cliche to say that this young man is a veritable encyclopedia of information on the history, customs, traditions, lineages, masters, people, places, events, milestones and just about anything else significant to Silat. Luckily for us, he is a painstaking and patient guide. If by chance he doesn’t have the answers...he knows the folks that do.

I invite you to his blog:

Tell him ‘JD Tekpi’ sent you!