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Discussion in 'Silat' started by JKD guy, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter

    I agree. It was starting to appear I was having to defend myself, nothing else.
  2. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Speaking as a professional web designer I have a question.

    Have you tried looking at your pages using a text only browser or a screen reader? Flash based sites very often fall foul of accessibility issues.
  3. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Here's a typical screen reader output for your site. This is what would be read out to a blind or partially sighted person using screen reader software. Of course - a DVD would probably not be much good to them either but that's hardly the point :D

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  4. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter

    When I said 'flashy' I wasnt meaning the Flash content, but rather the general 'personality' that the site gave me. There doesnt appear to be documents, or information, just straight sales, which has its place, but I dont think it should be the outright initial purpose in a silat site. By my site, I'll take that as, I have no input to the design/build of that site, it is my Master's site, but I believe he has done a good job with it. There are items for sale, but he is more interested in providing information to his students and potential students, rather then fleesing them for their $'s.

    I dont mean to be harsh, Im just saying with little or no detail on a site I wouldnt buy instructional martial arts video/dvd that they had to offer.

  5. Smee

    Smee Evil kung fu genius

    Would somebody mind either re-posting or PM'ing me the link to the site (without the advertising). I would be interested in seeing it.

  6. sabr silat

    sabr silat New Member

    who cares if its being commecialised or not, i'm just interested in learning the stuff. I've had a look at the site *link removed* and was really impressed.

    I've searched far and wide (on the net ) looking for silat info, and have found next to nothing.

    If this site / dvd helps me in that quest, i have no qualms about it. Theres alot *Profanity Removed*, mystery & secrecy regarding silat, so if this helps provide some of the answers, what's the harm.

    Tell me:

    aren't you thirsty for silat knowledge ? I am.

    wouldn't you like to see and learn about other silat styles ? I certainly do.
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  7. pesilat

    pesilat Active Member

    I have heard good things about Steve Benitez (sp?) but the site wouldn't make me want to buy a DVD. If I'm seeing a promo for a training DVD, I want to see some of the instructional material from the DVD. I want to hear some of how he teaches. Those clips look good but they're fluff. Sure, the guy moves well and what he's doing is good but, from those clips, I can't tell whether he can teach it well or not. If I'm buying a training video, I want to know whether the guy is any good at communicating what he does. Especially since a video won't give me the opportunity to feel it from him personally. I have to have some reassurance that he can communicate the knowledge without having to physically be there. If he can't then a video of him won't do me much good.

  8. Wali

    Wali Valued Member

    Hi Pesilat,

    The site clips are there as tasters. Unfortunately we live in a world where people want to be impacted immediately, and you need to grab their attention instantly.

    As for Steves' transmission of the Silat art, I have yet to come into contact with another silat instructor that comes close to his knowledge of the art or transmission effecttiveness.

    He is actually in LA next week, conducting a series of silat seminars for Cliff Stewart and Guru Dan. It may be a good opportunity, if your in, or near the area (I know the States is a LOT whole bigger than little old UK!) for you to go along and see for yourself.

    It's hard to judge from clips, as I'm sure you would agree, as they are never seen in their whole context.

  9. pesilat

    pesilat Active Member

    I meant nothing negative toward the clips and certainly not toward Mr. Benitez :) In fact, I've got the same problem with a clip on my own website - now that I've thought about it.

    LOL. Unfortunately, as much as I'd love to go see Mr. Benitez in person, traveling to LA for me would be like traveling to Poland for you.

  10. Wali

    Wali Valued Member

    None taken! In fact, it's good to get constructive criticism, as it only helps.

    I didn't realize you lived THAT far from L.A! but knew it could be FAR away. I certainly wouldn't travel to Poland for a seminar, whoever took it! :)

  11. pesilat

    pesilat Active Member

    LOL. Yup. I'm just over 2000 miles - or nearly 3400 km - from LA :) I actually have traveled there for a seminar but I had quite a bit of advance notice and made a martial arts vacation out of it. After the seminar, I went and trained in a couple of classes at Guru Dan's then went up the coast to train with Dr. Andre Knutsgraichen and his Pentjak Silat USA group in San Jose and visited a Capoeira class and museum in San Francisco. It was an awesome trip. But not something I could do on a regular basis - at least not out of my bank account ;)

  12. milamber

    milamber New Member

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  13. Monyet Nakal

    Monyet Nakal Valued Member

    Try Integrated Martial Arts in Signal Hill/Long Beach. They are the LA area training group for Sayoc Kali and are some very nice cats. They train Sayoc on thursday nights and saturday mornings. They also are frequently the site in LA for seminars featuring Sayoc Guros and Tuhons.
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