• Duration: 60 minutes
  • Skill Level: All
  • Calorie Burn: 500-800
  • Improve mobility and conditioning.
  • Learn to fight on multiple levels.
  • Experience a traditional Sumatran art from the 1600s.
  • Strike from a variety of ranges and heights.

War Art of the Black Tiger: Silek Harimau Minangkabau

Silek Harimau Minangkabau at the Wik Academy of Martial Arts and Self-Defense in Cincinnati

Silek Harimau Minangkabau is a martial art from the Minangkabau province in Sumatra. The art is currently branded as Pencak Silat Machan Hitam after Maha Guru Richard Crabbe De Bordes. The lineage can be traced back to 1610 starting with Poyeng Lebah.

This style incorporates multiple postures which students use to evade and subdue an opponent. These postures allows students to fight from multiple heights and ranges using punches, kicks, knees and elbows. The transitioning of postures and striking allow students to lock and throw their attacker in a variety of situations and scenarios.

Class Format

Students who attend this class should expect to learn some of the traditional aspects of the art such as kuda (posture) and langkah (footwork). Striking from multiple heights and situations will be emphasized heavily as well. Students will learn how to translate and apply these traditional ideas into modern day combative scenarios.

Equipment Requirements: Uniform Shirt
Additional Recommended Equipment: MMA Gloves, Shin Guards

Silek Harimau Minangkabau under Guru Richard Crabbe DeBordes

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