Maelstrom – Broadway Location (Ache Brasil)
** All classes are regularly scheduled training classes except Thursdays at 8:30pm – these are short-term programs on special topics.
- 8 week mini-courses (scheduled or by request for private groups):
- The Bourne Legacy: Fight Like Jason Bourne – Fall 2015
- Empty-hand for Women: Fight Like Salt – TBD
- The Raid Legacy: Pencak Silat for Film – TBD
- Non-lethal Self Defense: Pocket Stick – available
- Exotic Weapons of Southeast Asia – available
- Filipino Butterfly Trainer Techique – available
- Hari Mau: Indonesia Ground Fighting – available
- Learning Fire Sword – available
- 64 Attacks Form from Pekiti-Tirsia – available
- Espada y Daga: Fighting Long and Short Blade – available
- Esoteric Healing and Conditioning from Southeast Asia – available
- Martial Drumming and Music – available
- Introduction to Thai Swords: Krabi Krabong – available
- Visayan Sikaran: Filipino Kicking – available
- Weapons Grappling: BJJ with a Blade – available
* These 4 and 8-week special programs are offered irregularly featuring unique training opportunities. Please check the home page for current and upcoming micro- and mini-courses.
Also available for private groups upon request.
** All classes are open and accessible to beginners except for the Thursday 8pm, Friday and Sunday maelstrom classes. Students should check with an instructor about attending those classes.
** Daily classes reflect the focus of material for the current 3-month term. However, each class is stand-alone and students can get started anytime.
** Each 3-month term identifies specific material within the very broad and deep knowledge base of Pekiti-Tirsia kali that is repeated throughout the term to ensure students develop linearly and with particular skills and attributes.
- Basics (alphabet) – footwork, striking patterns, 64-form, and other basics for single stick for beginning as well as all levels of student. Does not change from week-to-week.
- Fundamentals (words) – Essential training in a variety of weapons for beginners and all other students – follows the curriculum for the current term.
- Applications (sentences) – Combining fundamental materials in flows and combinations; transitions and bridging; ranging and control. Builds on material from Fundamentals.
- Blade (critique) – Focus on advanced use of single and double knife.
- Advanced (prose) – Advanced training for senior students and instructors including theory and technique
- Sparring (public debate) – Applying the learned materials in a live context; using equipment and careful training methods to approach full-contact fighting
- Empty-hand fighting without weapons – dirty street fighting
- Defense against weapons – street survival
Weapons grappling (slam)
- close range body control and takedowns – in the presence of weapons.
Gear-based sparring and technique application including:
- Filipino kali
- Thai Krabi-Krabong
- Indonesian pencak silat
- Weapons grappling
- Team fight skills
Learn more about our Sunday Fight Lab
Buddhai Sawan school and Col. Natapong military style
- Double sword (daab song meu)
- Single sword (daab nung meu, krabi)
- Staff (phlong, krabong) and spear (ngao)
- Sword and shield (daab lo)
- Forearm shields (mae sowk san)
Pencak Silat Gadjah Putih Jati Wisesa
A village system (from Garut, near Bandung, West Java) characterized by a low solid base, conservative hand positions close to the body, powerful elbow strikes, intercepting/grabbing the attacking hands and elbows, joint locks, and counter-lock evasion.
- 25 jurus (attack forms)
- 10 langkah (combat sequences)
- 10 pernafasan (breathing forms)
- Kembanguan (stylized performance)
- Buah (combat execution)
Pencak Silat Mande Muda
A style of pencak silat created by Uyuh Suwanda in 1951 in Bandung, West Java, composed of elements of 17 styles, principally Cikalong, Syahbandar, Harimau, Kari, Madi and Sera until Uyuh met Mimi Rukmini who brought the system of Cimande increasing it to 18 styles. Mande Muda was increased to 25 styles by Pak Hermann Suwanda.
- Harimau (tiger style)
- Fighting with flexible weapons (sarong)
The current regular pencak silat class offers a blend of these two systems, with a focus on Gadjah Putih and Harimau.