Silat in Nova, DC metro area?

Discussion in 'Silat' started by Herk, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Herk

    Herk New Member

    Hello, does anyone know of any Silat instruction going on in the Northern Virginia, DC Metro area?

  2. JibranK

    JibranK Valued Member

  3. Herk

    Herk New Member


    Do you take classes too? I would love any information you can give me about this school and their curriculm and how it relates to other silat styles.

    Thanks again
  4. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    Tenaga Dalam Society
    of Greater Washington, D.C.
    Arlington, Virginia

    Guru Russ Wilson

    Teaching Cimande. For more information,
    check out
  5. Herk

    Herk New Member

  6. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    There are a couple of JKD teachers in the DC metro area who incorporate silat into their programs as well. They wouldn't be dedicated silat programs though.

  7. Herk

    Herk New Member


    What schools in particular?
  8. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Off the top of my head, there's Steve Braun in... Silver Spring I think. Mike Krivka's Martial Arts Koncepts in Gaithersburg, MD. Trident Academy in Woodbridged, VA. And the LINXX Academy.
  9. Herk

    Herk New Member

    Thanks again.

    I go to Trident for Sayoc, and that is where I got my taste of Silat. So, I'd like to take some Silat only classes. Trident has some, but it is just enough to tease you. :)
  10. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Aha! Funny that. :)

    Yeah, that's been my only experience with silat as well. I trained with Pat Finley and (very briefly) Steve Braun. Like you said, only enough to tease you.
  11. Herk

    Herk New Member

    Ken Pannell, a very good Silat guy(what do you call a silat guy?) from what I can tell holds seminars at Trident once and a while. Guru Dan Inosanto was there a couple weeks ago as well. Unfortunately I couldn't make either of those seminars, but a guy I train with is still going to the chiropractor from the silat seminar. But he is definitely going to the next one coming up soon.

    Also, not sure if you are into this stuff, but the Sayoc Kerambit DVD has a chapter with Ken using the Kerambit and Silat. Pretty cool stuff. That's what really got me interested in Silat.
  12. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter


    Is that the small, hooked knife that goes around the finger like a ring?

    Is it Trident Academy where Inchon teaches? Or am I getting it confused with LINXX?
  13. Herk

    Herk New Member

  14. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    That's the one. That silat move where you stick the kerambit in the guy's kneecap and then drag him to the ground makes me want to shoot myself. *shudder*

    In Chun was a student in Pat Finley's club when I first got there. I seriously doubt he remembers me. But he was a hell of a kicker as memory serves.

  15. Saiful Azraq

    Saiful Azraq Valued Member

    Salam hormat,

    Ouch! If THAT makes you want to shoot yourself, how's this:

    1. In Malaysia, the Kerambit/ Lawi Ayam is well known as a woman's weapon and is usually tucked into the waistsash or the hair as an ornament when she goes to the river to wash her family's clothes. When grappled, she usually targets the neck, under the jaw, the ribcage and the gonads!

    2. It is illegal to carry an Kerambit in Malaysia. I tried to bring one home from Kelantan on the plane and had to send it through a friend instead. Aside from the Kuku Rimau (Brass Knuckles shaped like a tiger claw), the Kerambit is the next favoured streetfighting weapon. Scary!

    3. A traditional Kerambit doesn't look as much like the FCS pix but the problem of sheathing is solved by wrapping it in cloth. During combat it comes off by itself due to the sharpness of the point. Ouch!

    4. Some Kerambit are so light and counterbalanced that they can be thrown and will stick in a human body until retrieved.

    5. I was swinging a Kerambit round my right index finger once and it accidentally pierced my left hand.

    Enough bullets? Suddenly, I feel it too...

    Saiful Azraq
  16. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Yep. Now I want to shoot myself with a specially designed gun that fires balanced kerambits. ;)

  17. Crucible

    Crucible Valued Member

    A student is called a murid, a practitioner is a pesilat.
  18. Herk

    Herk New Member


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