Last night, to sort of bring the connection of things together, rather than just doing the wrote learning material, I showed how we could take the bits and pieces and string them together to formulate “new” takedowns, counters, counters to counters, and even more counters to counters to counters. Not all of it made its way onto the video. I’d say not even half but it’s a bit for the flavor.
The reality of Pencak Silat Pertempuran as a system, is that the system is simple. Nothing fantastic. Nothing complex. Nothing that makes you go “Oooh” or “Aaah.”
However, when you put Pencak Silat Pertempuran together “the pieces of the,” as it were, this system shines. It’s a never ending supply of puzzles. It can go together in endless ways because of it’s simple, modular, format.
Doing things like this reminds me that: I AM THE ONLY REASON THAT PENCAK SILAT PERTEMPURAN WILL EVER BE INEFFECTIVE OR UNINTERESTING.
And so are YOU.
Let your imagination flow. Let your body walk. Explore. Adapt. Work. You are the keeper!