Silat concepts in an MMA scenario

Discussion in 'Silat' started by nasigoreng, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. nasigoreng

    nasigoreng Valued Member

    This is an interesting clip a friend of mine brought to my attention a long time ago and I recently started thinking about it again. Sifu Richardson hits the nail on the head: there are a lot of good principles in silat... "unfortunately, they don't practice in a manner that's very alive, anymore."

    [ame=""]Burton Richardson: Silat concepts in MMA - YouTube[/ame]

    apologies for the bad video quality.
  2. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Replace "Silat" with pretty much every art....
  3. nasigoreng

    nasigoreng Valued Member

  4. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    His "Battlefield Kali" programme runs along similar lines and is superb

    I am on the fence with video testing depending on what day you ask me - all most exams are is a visual demo of techniques and skill so theoretically video is no different as long as the parameters and requirements are consistent and adhered to.

    On the flip side "video testing" can often go hand in hand with "video training" and that is very much a double edged sword
  5. minamo9

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    I remember a move of my old mma teacher. He also had experience in Sambo en Silat. He showed us one handy silat trick where you put your foot on the ground between his legs, put your kneecap against the side of his knee and push, causing the opponent to fall.
  6. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    That was a old trick we had way back in the 60's called "Elementary-el-Trippo :)
  7. taoizt

    taoizt Valued Member

    A lot of people have experience (like in the USA) in Silat through tricks like the one mentioned above. A lot of JKD guys have some silat in their bag of tricks, although i would not say they practice silat.

    The video course and testing of Silat is definitely not my cup of tea. Silat is all about training a certain sensitivity which is hard if not impossible to see on video's. I still prefer quality one-on-one correction by a skilled teacher. Same with detailed correction on movements. With a webcam it's very hard to see the proper distancing and positioning, at least, that's my experience. Perhaps a more professional video setup might help.
  8. nasigoreng

    nasigoreng Valued Member

    Majapahit Silat v.1 and v.2 by S. Spezzano(sp?) - an instructor under Guru Dan Inosanto- has excellent production quality with details "popping up" on the screen. but, it doesn't have any sparring.
  9. taoizt

    taoizt Valued Member

    Might be good for some people to learn from these videos. Looks fast and flashy
  10. Purespite

    Purespite Valued Member

    I've got both 1 and 2 and you're right the production quality is excellent.
    They did leave me rather cold though and I'm not sure why (well with the exception of the "running backward downward dog"), maybe it was the repeated use of the phrase "Let's break that down".

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