Monday, March 05, 2012

On Tap for SMAF

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!


kemanga said...

salam brother..

good luck with the event.....

coach lan

guro jeff davidson said...

Asalaamualeikum Coach - thanks for the good wishes! We will be thinking of you. By the way, the SKT students say 'Salaam'!

kemanga said...

salam & wassssuuuuppppppp!!!!