Kuntao Silat in Utah

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  1. Marnetmar

    Marnetmar Black Belt

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    Do any Kuntao SIlat schools exist in Utah? I can't seem to be able to find any.
     
  2. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise MT Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not aware of any but that does not mean there isn't a teacher available.
     
  3. Dong xiao hu

    Dong xiao hu Orange Belt

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    I practice kuntao silat where in Utah are you?

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    Im in Ogden, Utah and I practice Kuntau. Where in Utah are you?
     
  5. Dong xiao hu

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    Brigham city, but I work in Layton

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    gamunoz80 White Belt

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    Awesome. Are there any schools out here or private teachers? I've been practicing Kuntau for 20 years now. How/where did you learn?
     
  7. Dong xiao hu

    Dong xiao hu Orange Belt

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    There maybe a group in SLC but haven't had contact with them in a few years. I started kuntao silat 25 years ago in OR with a practitioner called Alan Olear from Cebu city. Where did you learn?

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    Nice! I learned in Los Angeles from Luis Mayoral. He was taught by Master Yeung in Germany.
     
  9. Dong xiao hu

    Dong xiao hu Orange Belt

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    Cool so was there a definite system? Because learning from guro Alan was sometimes disjointed. There was a method to the " madness " however.

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    gamunoz80 White Belt

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    There is a definite system, but it's not as structured I think as say a Shotokan Karate style. Kuntau is just all techniques and a handful of forms. My teacher taught us Kuntau as our main art and also taught us Kenpo and Shotokan separately to augment Kuntau. So we had a structure as far as ranking system and requirements within that ranking system. I can see why it felt disjointed.
     
  11. Dong xiao hu

    Dong xiao hu Orange Belt

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    Wasn't much for a rank system. If you knew all 12 sayaw and the required applications he would tell you you didn't need to come anymore. Of course he was teaching out of his house and had a very good day job.

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  12. Dong xiao hu

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    We will have to get together and compare notes

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  13. gamunoz80

    gamunoz80 White Belt

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    Yes definitely. Let me know when you're available and we can meet up.
     

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