When we look at Silat as an art, at Andersons Martial Arts Academy we must look at how it applies to a beginner and how and where it will be taught to you as a new, intermediate and advanced student.
Sifu is not only teaching but educating in our Phase 2/3 Jeet Kune Do/Filipino Martial Arts class, in which we also cover a Silat curriculum. At this point the students basics are developed enough to progress them into filling their Jeet Kune Do with Silat (amongst other arts we save for this class) — this isn’t done to be fancy or showy, but to further their routing and understanding of the arts and how to seamlessly transition between ranges and tactics in all areas from empty hand to weapons, stand up and the ground #Ateam style.
About Silat and Filipino Martial Arts at Andersons Martial Arts Academy
Silat or Silat (“fighting by using techniques of self-defense”) is a Southeast Asian martial art with roots in the culture of the Malay World. This art is widely known in Indonesia but can also be found in varying degrees among the Malay-affiliated communities in Thailand and Cambodia.
The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from Southeast Asia is weapon based, empty handed and explores the ground and standup techniques.
The Filipino martial arts taught at AMAA are drawn from 26 primary sources, as taught by Sifu Andersona nd as learned from his instructor Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has spent his life training under.
In the US as long ago as the 1500’s, the Filipino Martial Arts have something to benefit everyone. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc., become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual. Use of left and right hand techniques develop coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence. (ref. to Inosanto)
and that is Silat at Andersons Martial Arts Academy,