Kuntao Training in Dallas, Tx?

Discussion in 'Silat' started by Ashton, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Ashton

    Ashton Valued Member

    Hi All,

    I'm new here, having just introduced myself. I thought I would start off with a question. I'm very interested in training in Indonesian or Indonesian-influenced arts. I was hoping someone could tell me of any Kuntao training avialable in the Dallas, Tx area (or at least fairly close).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

  3. Ashton

    Ashton Valued Member

    Thanks Ular Sawa! I'll check those out. Truth to tell, I have my heart set on Kuntao, thought.

    I did find someone in the Dallas area teaching Pentjak Silat Serak http://www.crowsmartialarts.com/ I'm not familiar with the system or how similar/different it might be to Kuntao or other Silat systems, for that matter.

    I also found a teacher in the Dallas area teaching Kuntaw which I understand is a Filipino version of Kuntao www.planoselfdefense.com I'm unfamiliar with Kuntaw as well.

    I'd apprciate any further comments, leads, advice etc on any of the above. Thanks again!
  4. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    Well you've got some decisions to make but that's a good thing. I have not trained in the system I suggested but I am very familiar with it. It's good stuff. Let me know how your search turns out. Good luck.
  5. masterfinger

    masterfinger New Member

    Ashton, I would definitely recommend going to Crow's for the Silat Serak classes. It's a great system, plus he offers a variety of other systems that you might like.
  6. Ashton

    Ashton Valued Member

    Thanks for the feedback Masterfinger. Is there anything you (or anyone else) can tell me about the Silat Serak system above? What is good about it? What are its characteristics? I'm a small guy,(5'8), does it lend itself to use by smaller people? As I said, I'm brand-new to the Indonesian arts so this is a totally new ball-game for me.

    If anyone has feed back on Kuntaw (apparently the Filipino version of Kuntao) I'd love some input there too.
  7. masterfinger

    masterfinger New Member

    Ashton, Silat Serak is designed for the smaller person. It teaches how to close quickly on an opponent, using torque and leverage to gain an edge. I like it for it's no-nonsense approach to street defense, and for it's direct and destructive applications. I train under Pak Victor DeThouars. His brother Willem DeThouars teaches Kuntao Silat, which is a more Chinese influenced system, which I'm not too familiar with, but I've heard good things.

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