Tag Archives: Pencak Silat

Indo-Malay Martial Traditions: Aesthetics, Mysticism & Combatives, Vol. 1

If you enjoy reading about Silat from Indonesia or Malaysia then you certainly will like the following book:  Indo-Malay Martial Tradititions: Aesthetics, Mysticism & Combatives Vol. 1 This book from Journal of Asian Martial Arts is a compilation of several … Continue reading

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The Gathering MACS 2012: Maha Guru Victor De Thouars, Shoot Defense

Here is a 2012 clip of Maha Guru Victor De Thouars demonstrating Penjak Silat Sera defense versus a grappling shooting in for a single or double leg takedown. Brian R. VanCise Note: This blog is opinion only and neither Instinctive … Continue reading

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…..For Christmas I was also lucky to receive Steve Tarani’s book Karambit Exotic Weapon of the Indonesian Archipelago. This is a really nice book and one that I did not have in my martial library.  Mr. Tarani presents some history … Continue reading

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