Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Guru Ismail Sujadi in Miami 2012 Feb 4 - 5 teaching Authentic Traditional Indonesian Silat


Guru Ismail Sujadi in Miami Feb 3, 4 - 5 2012

Intensive Silat Training!

Guru Ismail will be teaching authentic Indonesian Pencak Silat for the 1st time ever in South Florida! This is an event you will want to do everything posible to attend. Guru Specializes in Javanese/ Sunda Silat & Harimau. Start putting money aside for this event.

  • Jurus Sarung
  • Jurus Sera
  • Jurus Sarung Cililing
  • Langkah Harimau Sunda
  • Langkah Silat
  • Kerambit
  • Internal Silat Breathing Practices & More
Location: 11353 sw 133rd pl miami fl 33186
contact: for more information & Hotel Information.
Click below to register!

2 Days Silat training Seminar

1 Day Silat training Seminar

Thursday, November 10, 2011


• New Pendekar Suci De - Bordes WORLD TOUR Seminar dates will be up soon for 2012.
• New Klaw Kut Silat related training clothes & Fraternity Gear is HERE!
• Coming Soon DVD BOX set "TIGER'S STRIPES" featuring 18 years of very rare and very informative seminar footage of Pendekar Suci De - Bordes. More details coming soon!
• Coming soon 2 dvd set Lightning Hands & Explosive Kicks Lumpat Harimau Minangkabau coming soon!


The Dobles Institute News:

Silat Tip 28: THE CONCEPT OF GURU & GIRI why they go hand in hand

Giri (Japanese) - a Japanese value roughly corresponding to "duty",
"obligation", or even "burden of obligation" in English.

Giri (Sanskrit) - in an Indian context, "Giri," means "mountain" (e.g.
nilgiri, ratnagiri). As a Sanskrit honorific it means "venerable,
elevated, worshipful" and it is in that sense that the title is
applied to Sannyasins." -

" The birth of the concept of giri occurred during the feudal period
in Japan, and holds the highest regard in human relationships. A basic
breakdown of the the relationships are: Master-subordinate,
parent-child, husband-wife, brothers-sisters, friends, and sometimes
even enemies and business associates. The most basic definition one
can give giri is a debt of gratitude and a self-sacrificing pursuit of
their happiness.

Everyday examples of giri can be found in social customs such as New
Year's cards, gifts such as year end presents. When one does act
involuntarily to a person to whom one feels giri, one must not take
into account one's own suffering when alleviating or helping another
out of a difficult situation." -

THE CONCEPT OF GURU & GIRI why they go hand in hand.

In Japan there is a concept that is similar to KARMA. Its called

My Hoshin Tao Chi Kung, Hoshinjutsu & Ninpo teacher Soke Dr. Glenn J
Morris always taught us that one had to have "GIRI". It was even above
KARMA to a Budo warrior.

What does this have to do with Silat? Just wait I'll get to it....

Soke Morris used to say if you take once give back twice. If you are
given once give back twice. Or if you have received something special,
a valuable lesson, a gift, a form of energy, a chance to learn or
experience something in life than you would make it your obligation to
always to honor and pay back in some way at least twice those that
gave you such gifts or lessons, experience or energy. How would you do
that? You would always give them back either by giving them credit,
giving them energy, doing something special for the person, always
being there for them.

For example Hatsumi Sensei Promoted Dr. Morris to high Black Belt
level in Ninjutsu, Glenn turn around and made sure Hatsumi Sensei
received several honorary Doctorate degrees from respected USA
Universities and always mentions and credits Hatsumi in all his
published works. (THAT IS GIRI). If we gave energy work or healing or
showed Glenn something he would always turn around and load us up with
more info, energy, understanding. If you gave him once he would give
you twice. You get it?

Usually this concept is expected of students but not of the Guru
itself. WRONG........

The Guru should have a form of GIRI towards his or her students as

The Guru receives from the students a form of payment, an exchange of
energy, a chance to teach, a chance to heal if he is of the healing
types. Those are the experiences that allow the Guru to be a Guru. Its
not a Piece of paper that says you are a GURU. That does not make you
a Guru nor qualified to teach, heal, guide coach etc.

Now here is where the concept gets very interesting. A lot of times
OBLIGATION to take care of their students and to back them up no
matter what as it is the students job to do the same for their
teacher. Giri is similar to ADAT HORMAT or way of conduct and respect
found in PENCAK SILAT. But its a little more. IMMORTALITY of a teacher
and his or her methods comes through the longevity of their students
and the carriers of their wisdom. If there is no GIRI in a system it
will not evolve or grow or survive. Some one has to value it and honor
its roots and maintain it and give back at least twice to the systems,
the teachers, the future students etc.

To be the teacher you need students, but to be the true teacher you
teach your students to teach themselves and to teach others and you
value their efforts and time spent training.

I have seen in the martial arts how things go sour when there is no
concept of value or "giri" implemented to the system. A lot of folks
promise things but few deliver. A lot of folks keep their students as
indentured servants.

What happens if you negatively show no giri?....

If you forget your students once they will forget you twice.......

A lot of folks claim to be pendekars but can't even heal themselves. A
pendekar is a healer/warrior/shaman. Its not a title you buy. If you
think you are one i suggest you test your skills with people with real
problems (tumors, HIV, serious illness, Schizophrenia etc) A real Guru
is a guide and a protector. In Java a real silat master is more than
just a fighter. They take the value and spiritual side very serious as

Martial arts with only "FIGHTING" is incomplete. The balance is needed
to understand the full circle.

As Soke Glenn said to me in his garage as I received a serious ass
whoopin -

"To learn to hurt you must learn to heal." He took away the damage and
pain in seconds using energy work and Chi Gung.

"If you take once give back twice"


1) breath in for 4 seconds 2) exhale for 8 increase each ratio by one
second till you go to your max. If you take from the universe one
breath give it back twice!


If you received healing or energy or chi from someone give them back
2x's what you received.

Martial Giri:

If he hit you once you hit twice! Generously GIVE IT to those that

Giri leads to generosity. Generosity leads to Abundance. KEEP
intentions positive.

What is a Guru's Giri? To teach the art to those that want to learn it
with out secrets and with out holding back information in fear of
loosing something, to be there for the students when no one else will,
to be a protector and a healer, to evolve the arts even further than
when they first experienced the art. If you as a teacher show Giri to
your students. your students will always show Giri back to you even
when you pass. Life is unpredictable and not as long as we all hope or
wish for. But I know from experience because I have had teachers that
have passed. I still show Giri to the teachers that showed me Giri and
even to those that lacked Giri. And it has made me a better person and
a better teacher to pass on what i know.

Try to implement GIRI in your life whether it be with your family,
teachers, students, friends, elders, enemies etc. Ultimately we are
all part f the same divine source so by showing Giri you are showing
the highest form of value to your true nature.

Guru Santiago Dobles

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Medical Qigong with Life/Wellness Coach, Dr. Harold Koning



Learn the basics of Medical Qigong with Life/Wellness Coach, Dr. Harold Koning who has taught and practiced Qi Gong for 25 years. He is a Reiki Master, an instructor of Indonesian Martial Arts and a Master Drummer in the Afro-Caribbean tradition. Dr. Koning completed his postgraduate training at the prestigious Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Institute.

What is Qigong and why should one learn the discipline? In the following quote Ken Cohen, one of the outstanding Qigong Masters in the U.S.A, states: “Qigong is a holistic system of self healing exercise and meditation, an ancient, evolving practice that includes healing posture, movement, self massage, breathing techniques and meditation. The student uses intent to move the qi throughout the body.”

Who can benefit from Qigong? People of any age and medical condition. Martial Artists use it to enhance effortless power and higher precision in their Martial Arts practice. Dr. Koning is proficient at both.The main benefits of Qigong are: Prevention of disease and improved health, increased energy and strengthening of the immune system, improved concentration, flexibility, balance, accelerated healing of sports and other injuries, stress release, improved breathing and oxygen consumption, slowing down the aging process.Continuous practice results in a clear, calm mind, a strong, well functioning body and assists in fighting diseases of modern society. Dr. Koning will be teaching a special one day intensive seminar.

When: November 12th. 2011

Time: 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Location: Center for Human Development; 5809 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL. 33021


Fees: $40.00 Prepaid – go to ; click on “sign up here” link;

$ 50.00 at the door.

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For questions or additional information please contact:

Harold Koning Ph.D., or Ita Koning, Licensed Acupuncture Physician.

phone: 954-797-7655 ~ cell: 954-257-4536 ~

Friday, November 4, 2011

CGSS Silat in Martial Arts Illustrated dec 2011

Click on Image to order your copy!

Thank you to Guru Johnny Silmon & the Martial arts illustrated crew!

Get your copy soon for December 2011!

CGSS Silat in Martial Arts Illustrated dec 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011




Authentic Indonesian Combative Self Defense for Wellness & Survival.

Expolsive Empty Hand Close Quarter Combat

Ferocious Ground Fighting

Weaponry: Stick, Knife, Kerambit, Machete, Sarong, Rope, Staff, Fire Arm retention & Dis Arms.

Location: 11353 sw 133rd place miami fl 33186

MONDAY (Outdoors) 10am - 12pm
WEDNESDAY 8pm - 10pm
FRIDAY (Outdoors) 10am-12pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm

TUESDAY 8pm-10pm

Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet
15939 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

We train for minimum 2 hours some times 3 hours at a time. Be expected to train. If you are coming to out door classes make sure you bring plenty of water. Be prepared to train and learn! This is not Ballet class this is Jungle Warfare for the Urban Jungle!

Email if you want to register for classes.

See you soon on the training floor. All Classes are $20 each. If you are interested in Private Silat Sessions it is $50 per hour per person. Thank you

Peace & God Bless

Guru Santiago Dobles