Silat is a fighting style that tends to focus on strikes, joint manipulation, throws, weaponry, or some combination thereof. This Martial art has heavy influence from a variety of bladed weapons and is the original system that utilizes the Kerambit as well as the surong.
The goal is to manipulate the opponent’s body as quickly as possible, with the expectation of multiple attackers. It emphasizes the concept of flow, which is the smooth transition through entering, takedown and finishing.
Silat, Bursilat and Penjakt Silat all encompass cultural practice such as dance, music, drums the Juru's (forms) as well as the raw combative principles that makes this one of the most beautiful and deadly martial arts to evolve from South East Asia.
Instruction by: Annie Conklin