Thread: Pencak silat

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    StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
    Quote Originally Posted by ButcherWing View Post
    What is its main focus?
    99% of Silat is LARPing pseudo-mystical crap. It's almost impossible to find a school that comes even close to practical live sparing.
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

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    Jun 2016
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Exactly what Im finding out...

    Hey Jim_Jude,

    Ive been trying to research Silat via the internet and Im coming to the same conclusion. But Ive read many of the arguments that youve made that genuine, and useful, Silat does actually exist.

    Ive also read that, of what genuine and useful Silat there is that exists, little of it is in this country. And I have found no teachers in the Phoenix AZ area.

    Thus, Ive come to the realization that to learn what I want, I will have to rely on the internet, books and DVDs--of course, I will have to sift through a lot of BS to get anything valuable out of it. But it sounds like you and a few others must have done this already. So, I actually only joined Bullshido to contact you and ask you if you could suggest/recommend to me some good sources for research, some teachers, books, videos, websites etc. that are creditable, have good material and pertain mostly to footwork used in Silat.

    To be honest, Im mostly just interested in the footwork for a project that I am working on. But I want good, honest, reliable quality info.



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