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Silat for the Street

Post by TomFurman » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Burt Richardson's book is a breakdown of his many years experimenting with classical silat in a pressure environment. First Dogbrothers fights, later with BJJ stylists, muay Thai fighters and MMA athletes. What remains is the basics, and the applications. He also shows when things work with a blade, they don't often work empty handed against a skilled attacker. The comparisons with wrestling, BJJ, kickboxing are there and this is a book jammed with data. I like it because it mirrors my experience with similar adventures.
I have Burt's 8 dvd series that were self produced. Very good instruction, but not as smooth as they could be with editing, etc. However Burt shot with a company for Black Belt magazine that has streaming videos. The clips are even more precise and the delivery is better. They have a Fourth of July discount. There is a discount in the back of the book as well after Aug. 1. I'd say these are worthwhile. This material mixes well with boxing/muay Thai and certainly BJJ.
Book -- https://www.amazon.com/Silat-Street-Anc ... the+street

Video -- https://www.aimfitnessnetwork.com/cours ... e%20Street
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by TomFurman » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:45 pm

Here is the contents of book and videos.
Silat Syllabus

Silat for the Street: Introduction

Pencak vs. Silat: Dance Sequence
Pencak vs. Silat: Fight Sequence With Helmets

Functional-Silat Principles: Levers

Functional-Silat Principles: Triangle Theory

Functional-Silat Principles: “Making a Way” Throat Grabs
Functional-Silat Principles: Sempok to Kick Catch
Attacking Most-Vulnerable Targets
: The Knee
Silat Weaponry
: Karambit
Multiple Attackers: Karambit Defense
Multiple Attackers: Attack First

Silat Footwork: Straight Line

Silat Footwork: Female Triangle

Silat Footwork: Male Triangle

Silat Footwork: The Square

Silat Footwork: Lightning Bolt

Silat Footwork: Asterisk

Silat Footwork: Twisting Side Step

Silat Footwork: Backward Step

Silat Footwork: Harimau Side to Side
Silat Footwork: Sempok/Depok/Silo

Silat Entries: The Dive

Silat Entries: Ram’s Horn

Silat Entries: Thai Cover

Silat Entries: Full Cover (The Helmet)

Silat Entries: Flower

Silat Entries: Slap and Strike

Silat Entries: Double Trap

Silat Entries: Three-Count

Silat Entries: Scoop and Strike (or Check)

Silat Entries: Drift Attack (Offensive)
Silat Takedowns: Head Tilt

Silat Takedowns: Throat Grab

Silat Takedowns: Head Twist

Silat Takedowns: Chin Grab

Silat Takedowns: Cradle Throw

Silat Takedowns: Head and Arm Turn (Puter Kepala)
Silat Takedowns: Outside Back Sweep
Silat Takedowns: Inside Back Sweep (Biset Dalem)

Silat Takedowns: Bicycle Step

Silat Takedowns: Outside Foot Sweep

Silat Takedowns: Inside Foot Sweep

Silat Takedowns: Bear Hug

Silat Takedowns: Elbow Compression (Kenjit Siko)
Silat Takedowns: Double-Leg Lift

Silat Takedowns: Knee Compression (Kenjit Kaki)

Silat Takedowns: Cross-Arm-Lock Throw
Kick Catches
: Trapping the Leg
Low Takedowns: Knee-Lever Sweep

Low Takedowns: Knee Pull

Low Takedowns: Low Ankle Dive

Flowing: Takedown to Takedown

Silat Clinch Positions: Double-Biceps Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Snake

Silat Clinch Positions: Trachea Pinch/Throat Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Supported Trachea Pinch

Silat Clinch Positions: Single Neck Clinch
Silat Clinch Positions: Double Neck Clinch
Silat Clinch Positions: Double Throat Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Bear Hug

Silat Clinch Positions: Hair Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Chin Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Bent Arm Lock With Chin Grab

Silat Clinch Positions: Silat Two on One and Triceps Cup
Silat Clinch Positions: Double-Wrist Grab
Silat Ground Fighting: Squat/Kneel Strikes

Silat Ground Fighting: Arm/Wrist/Finger Breaks

Silat Ground Fighting: Shoulder Breaks

Silat Ground Fighting: In the Guard

Silat Ground Fighting: Five Bottom Positions
Sarong Tactics
: Whip/Rock/“Hockey Move”
Conclusion
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by TerryB » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:40 pm

Can you post the appendices please?
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:48 pm

Tom, what do you think of Fred Mastro's material?

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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by TomFurman » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:32 pm

Kazuya Mishima wrote:Tom, what do you think of Fred Mastro's material?
Fred has his critics from the over the top Funker Tactical Youtube accounts. Given that.. my bud, Chris Derbaum just got back from teaching Kuntao in Paris. He said the attitude over there is just harsher.. Lots of students get in scuffles and they are used to harder contact. Fred is highly regarded by the Silat community and as a bodyguard. [Also advisor on "Taken"]. Fred has no problem getting on the mats with the Brazilians too... he likes to mix it up and learn.

Just a side note. The "Father of Silat" in France is Charles Joussot. He attended Chris' workshop and validated the Mastro Defense system.. since Fred had trained with him. Charles is in his 70's. Saturday night after the first day of the workshop.. Charles was in a scuffle and prevailed. Then returned on Sunday. That gives you an idea of attitude over there.

Personally I like Fred's mechanics on the simple things like grabs, chokes, etc. Simple and not fine motor skill.
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by Protobuilder » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:17 am

I would have taught the Bear Grab before the Snake.
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by TerryB » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:01 pm

TomFurman wrote: Charles is in his 70's. Saturday night after the first day of the workshop.. Charles was in a scuffle and prevailed. Then returned on Sunday. That gives you an idea of attitude over there.
Sounds like a trouble maker with a chip on his shoulder.
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Re: Silat for the Street

Post by TomFurman » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm

TerryB wrote:
TomFurman wrote: Charles is in his 70's. Saturday night after the first day of the workshop.. Charles was in a scuffle and prevailed. Then returned on Sunday. That gives you an idea of attitude over there.
Sounds like a trouble maker with a chip on his shoulder.
Sounds like an old man who doesn't like being fucked with.
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