9/27/2012 8:43am, #531
9/27/2012 8:55am, #532
9/27/2012 9:00am, #533
9/27/2012 9:19am, #534
9/27/2012 9:22am, #535
9/27/2012 10:32am, #536
9/27/2012 11:19am, #537
That's nothing. I once saw my Muay Thai coach emerge victorious in a fight with another human being. Let's see a Silat guy do that. (Seriously, been searching for three years now, still nothing)
Anyways, I loved how this thread got resurrected for first "I saw it in an action movie so does that count?" immediately followed by "I knew a guy who was super cool and could punch dumpsters, so of course Silat works" mixed in with Hedgehogey's "these dark savages perfect fighting arts that no civilized white man would even consider!" kind of old-timey racism.
Ten points for Hufflepuff.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
9/27/2012 11:58am, #538
9/30/2012 8:02am, #539
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
Thought it was an old woman. LOL
OK..SO that said, can we make peace now on this thread? Im not saying anything more about it,regardless of who attacks me or what. Its sad but I forgot what I was on this thread to accomplish. I will say, I have met some really good, classy,knowledgable people here who make putting up with the others worth coming here. I just wish this board wasnt so much like America,where anyone has 'the right" to be here just because they are breathing. Howz that policy working out for the United States so far? I must admit that the guys here who have dug up so much funny stuff on Steven Seagal have kept me ROFLMAO so long, its amazing the comedic talent we get here ....when boundaries are respected. Happy training to all, and thank you guys for answering my questions.
Oh, what I did want to add in about Silat is that I have been to Silat schools in NYC where the instructor was directly from Indonesia, and 2 schools where they were 1 step removed. All 3 schools could not keep members. My guess......Silat is not a simple art and most people cannot do it unless more coordinated than the avg guy to begin with. Everyone here seems to be dying to find a Silat school, yet every silat school I find has like 4 students at most per class. I think it is deadly, an incredibly beautiful street art, but there is a reason the Dog Bros, took stick fighting from the jungle arts and simplified it so anyone can do it. One is not better than the other...it depends what you want. Thats my opinion after living over 50 years on this planet.
9/30/2012 8:56am, #540
but there is a reason the Dog Bros, took stick fighting from the jungle arts and simplified it so anyone can do it.
I can't recall which of their DVD's has it, but in one, they have a silat player demonstrate one of his forms. And then Crafty Dog comes on and says something along the lines of "I'd see someone doing a form like that, and I'd think to myself 'great, but I wonder how he deals with a jab.' "