The Saratoga Martial Arts Festival 2012 is just a few short weeks away. Here's a description of one of the classes I'll be presenting:
From Blade to Buah: The Integration of Filipino Kali and Silat Melayu
This unique training experience will utilize a very basic close-quarter attacking pattern with the knife – taken from the Pekiti-Tirsia system of Kali - as a basis to teach an unarmed student how to ‘enter’ (using tangkisan or “soft parries”), disrupt the flow of the opponent’s knife, and place the opponent into various kuncian – or full-body immobilizations drawn from a very rare form of Malaysian Silat. Various follow-up techniques such as buangan (throws), pins, and knife-disarms will be integrated into practice. This is a very “tactical” form of grappling that is ideal for scenarios involving multiple, armed aggressors.
See you there!