Silat for the Street

Silat for the Street

Using the Ancient Martial Art for Self-defense in the 21st Century

Paperback - 2016
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Renowned silat instructor Burton Richardson, who has cross-trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kali, jeet kune do and muay Thai, reveals what his knowledge of those systems and MMA helped him identify as the best silat tactics and techniques for modern self-defense.    His Silat for the Street breaks down fights into various sections to make them more readily understandable. They include the following: * Footwork -- These movement patterns will give you the advantage when you need to attack an opponent. * Entries -- They will enable you to safely and dynamically enter into close quarters, where you can fire your weapons or execute a takedown. * Clinch positions -- These inside control positions will permit you to trap your opponent's arms, neck or body while minimizing your chance of being hit.  * Takedowns -- These moves offer a variety of methods for getting an opponent on the ground, all of which are explained in detail.  * Ground fighting -- This part of silat enables you to quickly dispatch an opponent if you end up on the ground.  * Sarong tactics -- This section demonstrates how you can use a towel or jacket as a makeshift weapon of self-defense.
Publisher: [United States] : Cruz Bay Publishing : Black Belt Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780897502122
Branch Call Number: 796.815
Characteristics: 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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