PENTJAK SILAT USA
Pentjak Silat USA is a program developed to give the practitioner of Pentjak Silat the core of Silat concepts, theories, principles, training methods and applications. It looks at what is at the heart of the fundamentals of Pentjak Silat and presents that to the practitioner. This allows each practitioner to integrate their own body awareness and movement to the circumstances presented without employing a specific style of movement. We are not a new system or style, rather we present a basic platform from which many of the Silat styles operate.
We have at our core a cross section of styles, each one also a cross section or composite of other styles and so on. The advantage to this kind of curriculum is that there are no restrictions to one method, therefore leaving room for exploration.
Guru Besar HANS KNUST GRAICHEN
Teaches the following:
* Ter Linden Style - As taught to him by Bapak Guru Besar Rudy Ter Linden
* Pukulan Sera(h,k)- As taught to him by Bapak Guru Besar Dolf de Vries
* Marksmanship shooting and combat Hand Gun Training- as taught to him by Ben Rosen, Green Beret Special Operations Tactics and
.......Firerarms expert.Certified by GUNFIGHTERS Ltd. Instructor founder Louis M. Chiodo
GURU BESAR HANS TEACHES AT TRITON GYM HERMOSA BEACH CA. 310-765-0099 call him for appointment.
Guru Besar Hans
Has been teaching PERMAINAN SERA(K) in Europe, Holland for the past decades.
What is silat?
It is a system indigenous to the archipelago of Indonesia. Saying silat is like saying Karate or Kung Fu, there are many systems within each category. The system I teach is upright and what I call urban silat. It may not be conducive to muddy jungles (like haramau) but it is effective where I live. When we train, it is important to assume that the attacker is stronger, possibly armed and has friends (in the system of silat that I train in anyway.) When you have the above criteria in mind, you will realize why we keep upright and mobile. It becomes more of a sport when you practice a technique or drill that break the above rules in training. (That is not a bad thing, it is simply not the way I train my silat). There is nothing that should be considered "fair" when you fight with silat. If you need to use a weapon, then use it. If you need to grab the groin or poke at the eyes then do it.
Silat Serah/Sera/Serak has a heavy emphasis on proper machines for sweeping and striking. The genius of silat is that the open hand system translates very easily to blades (with a little tweaking of course).