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I get asked regularly if not weekly about who is teaching Silat and similar South East Asian Martial Systems in Las Vegas. Specifically systems that have that Silat base from either Indonesia, Malaysia or the Southern Philippines. Needless to say there are not many. It is definitely a minority among all the martial systems that are here in Las Vegas. First with Joshua van Asakinda out of Vegas for the moment there really are not that many. Silat is very under represented here in Las Vegas!
Frank Monsalave has extensive experience in Pukulan Pentjak Silat among other things and he teaches his system of Hurricane Combat Arts. Frank teaches a blend of martial systems.
Then there is myself as my background does not only have Filipino Martial Arts in it but also some serious Silat and Kuntaw. I also teach a unique blend of martial systems.
After that it get’s pretty slim with maybe a few Jeet Kune Do instructors with a little Silat training. Hard to tell how much they know.
When Joshua Van Asakinda is back in Vegas in a few years we will then have his unique Cimande Pencak Silat back in Vegas. Until then it is pretty bare. Which is amazing considering Vegas is really the Mecca of the Martial Arts World. We really do represent well in almost every other category and particularly in MMA or Mixed Martial Arts.
If someone knows of somebody not on my list then please let me know and I will include them.
See You On The Mats!
Brian R. VanCise
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