Looking for Silat training video's

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  1. Boyan Libon

    Boyan Libon White Belt

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    Hello all,

    I'll enlighten you a bit about my martial arts path and why I ask for help on looking for video's :).

    I started practicing Pencak Silat almost a year ago. Coming from 5 years of Ip Man Wing Chun and 6 years of Shotokan Karate it was quite a refreshing martial art.
    I really enjoy Pencak Silat and (most) of the movements feel more natural to me than in my previous martial arts.

    The only problem is that, due to work, I can't train that much. I aim to train 3 times a week but barely make 2 times. So I thought, let's train what we learned at home (easier said than done seeing I'm still quite new).
    So I wanted to search some videos showing some Juru's or self defence moves but can't seem to find any.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Kind Regards,

    Boyan
     
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    It sounds like you already have a teacher and a style and I suspect that anything else on the market will be different than what you are looking for. Did you ask your instructor?
     
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    Thanks for replying this fast.
    Yes I have a teacher, and I asked him but he couldn't really help me.
    I just assumed that, as in WC and Shotokan Karate, there were some 'default' sort of movements and such I could research?

    If I am mistaken, thanks for answering my question. I'll have to find a different way to practice these things at home on my own :).
     
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    With the caveat that I am not a silat guy, I have friends who are.

    General recommendation is don't do this series: Silat Concepts: with Joseph Simonet, pentjak silat, how to street fight

    I don't know about the DVDs but I have heard nothing but rave reviews for Stevan Plinck (I am sure someone, somewhere disagrees with that) DVD Training Videos

    For general free information I like Bobbe Edmonds youtube channel, silat mixed in with some other stuff: PendekarBobbe
    I think he had a DVD that at one point was free or for a donation after it shoed up on torrent sites. You might want to contact him for details.

    And then I think he handles sales of vids for his instructor:
    West Javanese Pencak Silat
     
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    Thanks alot!

    I'm definitely gonna look into those!
     
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    I can point you to some, but I'll voice the same concern as others. If you try to learn from video something different from what your instructor is teaching, you can actually slow yourself down, because different principles may be emphasized. I'd suggest getting your instructor's input - if he/she recommends going ahead, then look for some videos, preferably with their recommendation.

    All that said, and I (like others here) am not a Silat guy, but know some who are. Mike Casto (Anjing Gembala Pencak Silat) has some, and his teaching style has worked for me (learned from him in seminar format).
     
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    Welcome to MT.

    I see you train in de style of the family de Thomis.

    I myself trained in a different system that is built up from 4 different Silat and Pukulan styles.

    I always recommend to look beyond your current style even in Pentjak Silat, so maybe there is another, different style near you were you can train extra. Every Pentjak Style has something different to bring to the table.

    I would surely NOT recommend to learn through video or seminar format. It's bad and it teaches you bad habits and bad practices.

    Then I would always recommend to do what you stated yourself, practice at home what you learn during your time with your teacher.
     
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    Since the video parts already being answered.
    If you are talking about traditional silat, instead of only copying the movement, you can try to ponder the concept behind it, so you won't be bound by certain kind of movement.
    Because in traditional silat they usually being taught the concept then what the concept (biji: lit. Means seed) means in example of movement (kembangan/application), or vice versa.
    That's why talking/discussion is also an important part of learning.

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    My understanding is that there are a lot of styles of Silat, with significant technical differences.
     
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    Burton Richardson has a dvd set out "Silat for the Street". He trains under Dan Inosanto. Some people really like his stuff.

    But, like Mr. Dismukes pointed out, there are many different styles of Silat and can be quit different. Much like the difference between "karate" or Shotokan vs. Uechi-Ryu. Learning one, would not really translate into helping you with your current system/approach.
     
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    Yes op need to consider that, since silat in malay term means martial art.
    According to a book researched by the late Oong Maryono RIP, there were over 600 styles of silat that had been influenced by other style of martial arts.
    For example the joint manipulation heavy cingkrik, the jab heavy peupeuhan, or the duck stance terumbu silat...

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    Yes there are, but like the OP said, there are certain moves that are similar in different styles. The OP practices a style that consist of Javanese Silat, so a Pasang is a Pasang and a Langkah Tiga is in alot styles the same.

    Like I said before, try to practice the moves or drills that you get during training with your teacher or try to find a boxing/kickboxing school were you can train besides your Silat. The kickboxing/muay thay that I did helped me in a big way during my Silat training.
     
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    Stevan Plinck, Bobbe Edmonds, Bambang Suwanda, Burton Richardson's are okay, Maul Mornie has a million free videos out on YouTube, look up Silat Fitrah on YouTube, Professor Jak Othman on YouTube, there are a lot of sources out there and as mentioned above Silat is a broad name for a lot of very different styles.
     
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    Take a look at Mande Muda.
    I was able to do some training years ago with Pa Herman Suwanda and with my wing chun background many of the fundamental jurus were very similar though more flowing to our wc drills. He often remarked on how quickly I learned them. I'd say it's very similar to wing chun and he'd always laugh and say "Wing Chun...I don't know it, never heard of this Wing Chun. You sure you've never trained Silat before?"
     
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    Thank you all for the replies! I really appreciate it and find it fun to have some ppl as passionate about Martial Arts as myself!
    I know there are alot of Pencak styles but like Malos said there are certain moves that are similar in different styles.

    I'm just trying to learn as fast as I can and expand in my Silat. Like Danny T said, some of the fundamentals are very similar to WC but Silat just feels more natural to me :).
     
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    Just keep practising the moves you get from your teacher at home, there are always things you can train solo or maybe ask one of your training partners if they want to train with you outside the lessons.
     
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    Boyan Liban,

    You can go to my blog here and see a lot of different Silat videos that I have posted throughout the years. Just search Silat.

    Brian VanCise - Silat (link with Silat searched for you)
     
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    Just curious.......

    Which ones did you practise?
     
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    Throughout the years I have practiced Mande Muda, Kuntaw (Filipino), Silat and Kuntao from one of my mentors and good friend who is now passed Bob Orlando and have dabbled with many others at seminars.
     
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