2257 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

801-463-1727

Inosanto Blend / Maphilindo Silat / Silat Buka Lingkaran

ray 2 crSilat developed in areas of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand.  The terrain in these countries is unpredictable—such as mountainous, rocky, or muddy—and Silat developed to enable locals to defend themselves effectively by using the characteristics of the land to their advantage.  Many Silat practitioners also used their skills to counter invading forces in their countries.  Because of this, many of the Silat forms were incorporated into dances to enable martial artists to hone their skills without letting military personnel know that they were training for combat.

Traditionally, Silat has been focused on enabling practitioners to temporarily or permanently disable an attacker (or multiple attackers) quickly using either bare hand techniques or knives and other weapons when available.  Silat students learn about pressure points and nerves on the body that can be targeted to render opponents incapable of continuing to fight.  Silat training also builds flexibility and strength throughout the body to enable practitioners to defend themselves effectively whether they are standing up or on the ground.  Students learn precision maneuvers such as leg sweeps, hand and elbow strikes, throws, and eye whips to distract the opponent.  Silat's focus on rapid disabling of an opponent makes it a powerful tool for self-defense.

Even though the Silat techniques you will learn at the Bernales Institute are forceful and potentially disabling to an attacker, the classes are taught in a safe, enjoyable environment of mutual support that includes individual assistance and sparring with partners.

The Bernales Institute is also officially approved to teach the Silat Buka Lingkaran system.

Silat Instructors

Silat is part of the Total Defense class curriculum.

If you are interested in learning about or taking this class, please see the front desk.

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Inosanto Blend / Maphilindo Silat / Silat Buka Lingkaran

ray 2 crSilat developed in areas of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand.  The terrain in these countries is unpredictable—such as mountainous, rocky, or muddy—and Silat developed to enable locals to defend themselves effectively by using the characteristics of the land to their advantage.  Many Silat practitioners also used their skills to counter invading forces in their countries.  Because of this, many of the Silat forms were incorporated into dances to enable martial artists to hone their skills without letting military personnel know that they were training for combat.

Traditionally, Silat has been focused on enabling practitioners to temporarily or permanently disable an attacker (or multiple attackers) quickly using either bare hand techniques or knives and other weapons when available.  Silat students learn about pressure points and nerves on the body that can be targeted to render opponents incapable of continuing to fight.  Silat training also builds flexibility and strength throughout the body to enable practitioners to defend themselves effectively whether they are standing up or on the ground.  Students learn precision maneuvers such as leg sweeps, hand and elbow strikes, throws, and eye whips to distract the opponent.  Silat's focus on rapid disabling of an opponent makes it a powerful tool for self-defense.

Even though the Silat techniques you will learn at the Bernales Institute are forceful and potentially disabling to an attacker, the classes are taught in a safe, enjoyable environment of mutual support that includes individual assistance and sparring with partners.

The Bernales Institute is also officially approved to teach the Silat Buka Lingkaran system.

Silat Instructors

Silat is part of the Total Defense class curriculum.

If you are interested in learning about or taking this class, please see the front desk.

  1. 2257 South State Street

    Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

    801-463-1727

    Come In Today For Your FREE Private Orientation Class

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    Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

    801-463-1727

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    Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

    801-463-1727

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