Silat Sabungin – Volume 3
This DVD by Blaise Loong is an introduction to his personal blend of Silat, which he calls Silat Sabungin.
This art features the use of small sharp weapons such as spikes, hooks, kerambits, ice-picks, punch-blades, and short knives.
Silat Sabungin is influenced by Indonesian, Malaysian, and Filipino arts as well as the blood sport of rooster fighting in which birds fight to the death with metal spikes attached to their legs.
Description:Silat Sabungin Volume 3By Blaise LoongOverview:DVD Three:The third DVD teaches the integration of effective foot sweeps into the established armed and unarmed combat method, as well as how to transition from standing to ground fighting.
The methods shown are all simple yet highly effective.
The groundfighting is very combative in nature, and is based on striking, ripping, and breaking; not looking for a tap out victory.
Blaise dissects the foot sweep and entries into groundfighting with an eye towards fighting multiple armed opponents, which leads to some different tactics and follow ups than are commonly seen in sport wrestling styles.
Tech Notes:The DVD menus were nicely animated and worked flawlessly.
The music was original, and consisted of a mix of heavy metal and more traditional folk-style music, all of which was good.
The editing was tight, and the montage sequences and slow motion scenes worked in well with the rest of the production to enhance learning.
The DVD’s were filmed in someone’s house, with the first two DVDs filmed in a small room, and the third filmed in the garage.
With this in mind, the lighting and sound quality are fine, and I never had difficulty understanding what was said or seeing what Blaise was doing.
Not a “Hollywood” production, but so what.
Like most people I’d rather have good information with a clean basic presentation rather than a flashy Hollywood-perfect DVD filled with crap!90% of the training shown was done with live blades, and even from the safety of my couch, I couldn’t help but wince while watching some of the high-speed demos at the end of volume three.
Suffice it to say that these guys really know their weapons and their partners, and the level of speed and control they exhibit with live steel is incredible.
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