In anticipation of our upcoming seminar with Dan Harden on June 13th and 14th, 2015 we would like to share this video. Dan is normally as camera-shy, but he recently uploaded a very short video to Facebook. The video shows him teaching a cut with a ~54" long, 1.25" diameter Japanese oak staff to simulate the naginata (8' long Japanese halberd) attack. The goal was not to flex the staff, but to use the body, not arms/shoulders, to power the cut.
Bapak Ismail demonstrates his family art Pasundan Pencak Silat. This demonstration took place at the Martial Arts Collective Society Gathering in September 2014.
Pasundan translates to “the land of the Sundanese”. The Sundanese are an ethnic group native to the western part of the Indonesian island of Java. They number approximately 40 million, and are the second most populous of all the nation’s ethnicities. The name Sunda derives from the word “Su” which means goodness. Sunda also means light, cleanness, bright, and white.
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