Training begins and ends with the practice of traditional breathing-related movements for warming up and stretching, a kind of “Silat yoga” traditionally used for meditation, body and mind health. We will continue with the discovery of the first "Jurus" of the style, a series of traditional artistic and martial forms of the Silat, the "Seni" part, artistic component of the martial art. We will then study the concrete practice of Silat’s self-defense techniques, the "Beladiri" part, self-defense component of the martial art. You'll learn how to strike with all eight limbs (fists, feet, knees, and elbows), how to protect yourself in the traditional way of Silat and how to use it for self-defense. Finally, we will discover the cultural elements of Silat still inscribed in today's society, such as the famous kriss or keris. This is a non-contact training session, so no need to worry about being hit back! After the training you can take a shower and have a bath in our swimming pool if you wish.
Pencak Silat Master, Sebastien has been practicing this Southeast Asian martial art for over 25 years and has been teaching Silat in Kuala Lumpur since 2009. He is the Master of the famous "School of Pencak Silat Self Defense Kuala Lumpur". He is well- known for his modern teaching of the traditional Silat open to all and for his contribution to promoting Silat and helping those who wish to discover this wonderful local martial art.
We will conduct our class in our pleasant training place at 20 minutes from the center of Kuala Lumpur, very easily accessible by taxi.
Please be on time! Also bring exercise clothes, a change of clothes, a swimsuit if you wish to have a bath in the swimming pool and a towel for showers.