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Thanks for taking an interest in Combat Silat and training. The training curriculum is designed to help you make steady progress on your journey. Each series of lessons will help you get the understanding you need for mastery of Combat Silat when combined with the sweat of training.
This is the Level 1 curriculum. There are a total of 26 lessons in this course as well as training exercises. You have 100 days to complete your training on this level.
Each lesson may have text (English), video, and photos to learn from. In addition, to studying those materials, you should also consider starting to immediately train with at least one other person.
At the end of each lesson you will be required to take a written quiz on the material covered in the lesson and get a passing grade in order to proceed to the next lesson.
NOTE: If you want to be considered as part of the larger family of Combat Silat then this learning center is a good start and contains all the materials you’ll need.
However, there are additional requirements such as regular Skype communication, training and getting bio-feedback from training partners, video submission testing, and regular training with a qualified instructor. If that is your goal, it is recommended that you contact Guru Stark before starting this training package.
Start to learn what makes Combat Silat different by learning about The name, Attribute Development, Our Combative Style, Our Combat Theory, Rank system, and other great information.
L1 Cultural Etiquette
Learn the basic elements of Combat Silat etiquette. As a progressive art we still pay tribute to the history of the art.
L1 Welcoming Posture
Learn the first two Welcoming Postures of the Combat Silat system and what is meant by CPS. These are the basis for the meta-movements and techniques of the system.
L1 Meta-Movement (Gerakan)
These movements are the framework of combat within Pencak Silat Pertempuran. Simple movements with depth of application.
L1 Upper Body Evasion (Ales Kepala)
Learn the process of evasion that leads to immediate counter attacks.
L1 Leg Checking (Pencegah Kaki)
This lesson covers leg checks which are a progression of the Langkah. Prevention of attack is not the purpose of leg checking. Rather, it’s the slowing of the fight to allow time to act, in addition, it is the disruption of structure.
L1 Lower Body Evasion (Ales Kaki)
Sometimes you have to deal with kicks. Learn to evade and lessen the blow of kicks while remaining able to counter.
L1 Hand Checking (Pencegah Tangan)
This lesson covers hand checking, which are referred to as Pencegah Tangan. They are checks to the free hand of an adversary.
L1 Hand entries (Masukan Tangan)
Extending the sikap pasang from baiting to counter defense is the purpose of the Hand Entries, exploiting the openings of your aggressor’s attacks.
L1 Combination Stepping (Langkah Kombinasi)
Depth of technique is found through the combination of simple methods in response to an attacker. Learn a fundamental practice that combines upper and lower body.
L1 Leg Entries (Masukan Kaki)
This lesson takes the basic langkah from just being a step to providing the basis for destruction of an opponents structure by countering their positioning and finding weakness is the purpose of the Masukan Kaki.
L1 Elbow Entry (Masukan Siku)
Still built from the foundation of the Meta-movements, the Elbow Entries provide an option for those times when Hand Entries simply won’t work because the spatial relationship between yourself and your opponent is simply too close.
L1 Catching (Tangkapan)
The catches are another method that we use to slow the fight down, potentially allowing us an option for controlling the aggressors attacks. Again, they are simply just an extension of the sikap pasang and gerak.
L1 Exchanging (Pertukaran)
This category of movement is designed to help the practitioner develop the skills for handling continuous attacks and for moving from the “inside gate” to the “outside gate” and vice versa.
L1 Destruction Using Hands (Totok Tangan)
The core destructions teach the principle of attacking the body where it will have the most effect with the least effort. Hand Destructions are those methods that focus on the use of hands in attacking the vulnerable points of the limbs.
L1 Destruction Using Elbows (Totok Siku)
The core destructions teach the principle of attacking the body where it will have the most effect with the least effort. Elbow Destructions are those methods that focus on the use of elbows in attacking the vulnerable points of the limbs.
L1 Kick Destruction (Totok Sepak)
The core destructions teach the principle of attacking the body where it will have the most effect with the least effort. Kick Destructions are those methods that focus on the use of kicks in attacking the vulnerable points of the limbs.
L1 Stomping Destruction (Totok Kaki/Samping)
The core destructions teach the principle of attacking the body where it will have the most effect with the least effort. Stomping Destructions are those methods that focus on the use of stomping in attacking the knees and legs.
L1 Knee Destruction (Totok Lutut)
The core destructions teach the principle of attacking the body where it will have the most effect with the least effort. Knee Destructions are those methods that focus on the use of knees in attacking the vulnerable points of the body.
L1 Hand Takedown (Timbilan Tangan)
This lesson teaches about Timbilan Tangan. They are a means of using your arms as the primary method of taking an attacker down through disruption of structure primarily. Almost always performed alongside a method of controlling/stabilizing the attackers base.
L1 Foot Sweep (Timbilan Kaki)
This lesson will teach the student of pencak silat Pertempuran about sweeps, trips, and presses. They are an extension of the base control found within the Masukan Kaki.
L1 Breaking (Pematahan)
These methods, called Pematahan (breaking or fracturing), are debilitating and potentially deadly. Pematahan range from simple dislocations of a finger to breaking of the spine or neck in more severe cases.
L1 Ending Strike (Pukul Pembas)
Pukul Pembas are methods, which are designed for the eradication of an attacker when your life, or the life of another is threatened.
L1 Strangles (Cekikan)
Cekikan or Strangles are the methods we use to remove the threat of an attacker so they can no longer continue their attack.
L1 Joint Locks (Kuncian)
Kuncian, as in any martial art, are primarily used as a means of isolating an attackers limbs. In addition, we will never apply a lock if we cannot break the appendage being locked.
L1 Bonus Material
This is not a lesson and does not have a test. It is bonus material for finishing the course and highlights how this material all comes together through various videos.