In 1976 Steve Gartin, Phillip Sailas and George Morin commenced study with Willem de Thouars in Thornton, Colorado. George is a particularly precise practitioner of the KunTao and silat arts. Here George is performing his personal kembaggan and demonstrating techniques while Steve Gartin filmed his performance.
Willem de Thouars introduces and performs a hard-style form taught at the beginning level in many Indonesian silat systems. This clip is an excerpt from the 1995 video ThunderRock produced to introduce KunTao Silat to the world even though Willem is speaking directly to Guro Dan Inostanto, to whom the video was dedicated..
A short introduction to the American Martial LIfeStyle known as KunTao Silat. The beauty of KunTao Silat is that the forms and training methods translate directly into actual combat techniques. Practitioners do not train one way and fight another. Many of KunTao Silat's movements are unique and much of what makes it so effective is rooted in a very unique synergism of legwork and handwork, whether armed or unarmed. KunTao Silat Practitioners build the legwork and handwork into their daily life so they can train constantly. Constant KunTao Silat Training also provides health benefits and helps to correct many chronic postural problems. kuntaosilat.com