At Mandirigma Camp in Thailand in April the draft of KSIs latest program was released, the KSI Silat Concept, Module 1.
This is the first of three planned Modules in the art of Silat/Kuntaw. The first module covers basic principles around upper and lower art entries so that the students are more prepared for further studies in Silat. It will also provide a nice bridge to implement the skill sets and techniques into our Kadena de Mano blocks.
The program contains: - Inside/outside entries against strikes - Push/Pull action - Basic foot trap positions - Basic defence against kicks
The module also shows a number of examples on how to use the principles in a technique combination. As usual this is displayed in an easy step-by-step manner in the program.
Besides helping the student to develop a good foundation of understanding of the basic principles it also offers a static and one dynamic drill to develop hand movement skills specifically for the Silat type movements, called Kelis. In combination with Lankaw this creates a good basic excercise for anyone who wants to deepen their insights in Silat.
The program was introduced and taught at the Mandirigma Camp in Thailand and we are now in the planning stages for Module 2 and 3. With enough interest for this program there is a big chance that it will be filmed and added to the Online Academy.