Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by DSilat, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. DSilat

    DSilat New Member

    Hello MAP.

    30+year veteran of the martial arts but for the last 14 I've been exclusively practicing Pencak Silat. Instructor of Cimande (from two different lineages) and recently graduated as an instructor in Silek Tuo in Sumatera Barat. (what an experience that was! ;) )

    Frequent traveler back to the source, and i have been to and trained in Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in various different martial arts many many times.

    Just moved to Orlando in Florida.
  2. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Welcome to MAP.
  3. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Sounds like you've managed to squeeze in a fair amount of authentic 'source' training over the years...

    ...Careful though, as I understand that there is a real Mickey Mouse organisation operating here! :banana:

    Welcome to MAP
  4. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Welcome to MAP! :)
  5. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    Welcome, DSilat. Where in Malaysia did you train?
  6. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Welcome to MAP!
  7. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Welcome to MAP!
  8. DSilat

    DSilat New Member


    In Sarawak and in Penang at different times, but in all honesty i'm an Indonesian stylist, not a Malaysian one.
  9. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    welcome to map
  10. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    Do Silat schools typically allow someone, who's passing through, to train for one or two days?
  11. Marku85

    Marku85 This is the Way

    Welcome to map!
  12. DSilat

    DSilat New Member


    generally no they don't, even if they let you through the front door you are highly unlikely to see much of their system unless its a belt factory or some other very commercial operation.

    All of my training in south east asia has been in Kampong sasaran/padepokan and in all cases i needed a local introduction so it wasnt easy. The difference in quality of the Silek/Silat compared to the commercial operations is remarkable.

    hope that helps (at least in an informative way)
  13. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member


    Thank you for the info. Perhaps not the answer I was hoping for, but quite helpful nonetheless.

    I've had a little limited exposure to Silat at a couple seminars when I trained in JKD. I found it to be a very fascinating art. Maybe another opportunity will come my way again some day.
  14. Dylan9d

    Dylan9d Valued Member

    Welcome DSilat.....

    I'm a student from Jim Ingram and his son Raymond Ingram.

    Always fun to have fellow practitioners here.
  15. Agoge

    Agoge Valued Member

    Welcome aboard!

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