Brisbane Silat

Silat is an Indonesian martial art believed to have originated from China.  Silat is an art based primarily on striking though it does have some throws, like many Chinese martial arts it adopts moves from different animal forms. One of the similarities Silat shares with Aikido is that it is primarily focused on getting behind the opponent (to the 10 and 2 O'clock positions) rather than a stand and deliver style slug-fest.

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I was fortunate to spend some time studying this art under Wesley Clark and some of the movements and reactions remain with me to this day. Perisai Diri or 'the shield of oneself' originated in Indonesia. Pencak Silat is a family of martial arts found in the archipelagos of Indonesia.
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