Keluarga 2006 was another excellent experience. We covered primarily Level 7 material from the Pencak Silat Pertempuran (PSP), http://www.combat-silat.net/
The group explored Juru Satu extensively as is and with pecuhan. We also looked at the Boar aspects of PSP, ales, and masukan as well as harimau perspectives. As usual, Guru Stark presented his material in a concise and easily understood way. (It’s almost as if things are purposely put together to reach a desired outcome.) I came away with a better appreciation and understanding of Combat Silat.
Special guest Guru Daniel Prasetya from the Inner Wave Pencak Silat Union, http://www.intiombak.com/index.html was very personable and shared his art freely. We went over finishing moves, and a few of the principles that Guru Prasetya teaches such as push-pull, cantilever, rolling and the group favorite, skin separation. Along with that, we also explored the use of the whip. It was about 4 feet long and there was much cracking.
It was a pleasure to see people from last year as well as make new acquaintances and I look forward to Keluarga 2007.