Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 13, 14, 15 2017 Maha Guru Richard Crabbe - De Bordes Miami Florida Intenisve Macan Hitam Pencak Silat Harimau Minangkabau Training


Maha Guru Richard Crabbe de Bordes's 8th annual Intensive Harimau Silat Workshop. 




October 13, 14, 15 2017 Miami Florida Intensive Macan Hitam Pencak Silat Harimau Minangkabau Sumatran Silat Workshop with Maha Guru Richard Crabbe de Bordes. Maha Guru will be covering the tactics of harimau for rapid dominance in close quarter combat both standing & on the Ground. Also he will be going further in the use of weapons in Harimau Minangkabau. Students will also have the opportunity to do their ranking evaluations with Maha Guru. Evaluations is the best way to discover what needs improvement and what direction your Harimau is taking.

You will be learning true combative uses of Kuda Kuda (Posture). You will also be learning Langkah (footwork) for Combative Dominance both standing and on the ground. You will also learn the Devastating Striking science to shock your opponent. And no Silat is complete without the blade. You will cover close quarter Blade work. This event will take your Silat to the next level in your journey.


* Bring training blades, Training Sticks
* Bring water to hydrate.

Schedule:


Friday 7 - 10pm

Saturday 10:30am - 2:30pm

Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm


Location:


Friday Night 7pm - 10pm

14232 sw 117 Terrace Miami Fl 33186

Saturday10:30 am - 2:30 pm 
14291 SW 120th Street. Suite 105. Miami, Florida 33186
Magnan Martial Arts School of Self-Defense

Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
14291 SW 120th Street. Suite 105. Miami, Florida 33186
Magnan Martial Arts School of Self-Defense


Tuition:
Members $50/day $150 all 3 days

***Rank Evaluation Training: $50


Private Class Session $50

Click to Contact Guru Santiago Dobles to register & for more information

or call or txt:

7867520052

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sifu Dwight D Woods my former JKD instructor has written an article on Silat: Is Silat Practical? My 2 cents.



Sifu Dwight D Woods my former JKD instructor has written an article on Silat: Is Silat Practical?
My respect/Hormat to Sifu Dwight Woods for exposing me at 19 to Pentjak Silat through JKD & Guru Dan Inosanto also my respects to Sifu Dwight for his article answering if Silat is Practical. If it was not for Guru Dan Inosanto I would have never known about Serak or Harimau. Sifu Dwight actually made it possible for me to meet Uncle Willem de Thouars for the 1st time many years ago. I fell in love with Silat from day 1 of being introduced to it. It is very dear to my heart and it makes sense to my Body Mind & Spirit. It is not for everyone and not for the faint of heart. It requires dedication, sacrifice, and effort. So here is my 2 cents on whether it is Practical:
I have trained directly silat Serak & Harimau with most of the people Sifu Dwight mentioned in his article and have received the rank of Guru from several of the masters he mentioned and even the title of Maha Guru from my Martial Father "Bapak" Oom Willem de Thouars however i dont use the titles cause in my opinion I am a humble student of Silat for life. I am just Santi in the day to day and Only called "Guru" once i am teaching on the training floor. I have almost 2 decades now studying Pentjak Silat and I'm only scratching its surface. In my opinion Silat is one of the most practical and lethal arts available to the true seeker of Martial Arts. It is not a sport and its priority is survival by any means necessary. It historically has been used in conflicts during Majapahit empire, Sirivijaya empire, during Portuguese, British, Dutch colonization, Muslim occupation, Japanese occupation. WWI, WWII, Korean War and abroad in many military and executive protection scenarios globally.
In our Serak & Harimau lineages we have actual folks that developed their skills in actual times of conflict.
The de Vries & de Thouars elders in the family used it in WWI, WWII, Korean War, Indonesian Dutch and Japanese conflicts, insurgency in Indonesia. Uncle Willem de Thouars is still alive and the eldest of the family trained in Serak. He can still tell you the actual family history and how Serak has been used in many real world situations, including Japanese concentration camps. The Hanafi family has used it in Sumatra during Dutch conflicts and against Japanese conflicts, in Cuba during the revolution and its strategy has been used in the United Nations. Their family history has the art being used in tribal conflict going back to the 1400's in Sumatra. Gm Crabbe De-Bordes has used the art protecting Government officials, Kings, Tribal elders, and Presidents in Ghana and has used it to deal with conflicts in Africa such as Sierra Leone. Guru Clifford Stewart has used it numerous times as a body guard to many in Hollywood & middle east diplomats. We have body-guarded several entertainment celebrities in Miami and have had to use Silat for their safety. The real silat has nothing to do with fancy outfits and esoteric mumbo jumbo. It is also not commercialized. It deals in true survival protection of life and jungle warfare strategy. It is adapted to all environments and all ranges of combat and all aspects of protection/survival. I have seen members of Marines, Navy, Air force, Army, Police, US Air Marshall, Coast Guards, EMT come take private classes with us many times. Is it practical? Very. In fact it can be deadly and unforgiving. Oom Paul de Thouars had a saying when it came to serak "Hospital or Morgue? Be careful". I remember once asking Oom Willem de Thouars years ago when i was just turning 20, where do you find real silat his response was "Either in jungles, warfare or in prison. " Although i respect the JKD approach of absorb what is useful and explore or "Cross Train" all arts, that has its time and place but to know silat you really have to study it deeply. The words Pentjak Silat really mean to "To Fight with the skill achieved in Martial ways". And its roots go back to Nomadic Native Chinese Kuntao "Pong Ja Te, Si La te", Native Malay, Indonesian fighting "Ulin", "Silek", "Kilat", it has been influenced by also Mongolian Fighting arts, Vedic Martial arts, Arabic Blade work and Archery, and later influenced by Spanish & Dutch Fencing and Bare Knuckle Boxing. The word Silat is really the skills achieved through years of practice and study in the art of Combat. Silat is Synonymous with Kuntao "The way of the Fist".
Some styles are more influenced by the original native traditions of combat others have evolved through conflict to adapt to what simply works to survive at all costs.
In my humble opinion you can not know Silat/Kuntao or begin to even comment on it with out actually immersing yourself in it fully 100%. A lot is kept out of the public eye on purpose and not everything you see on YouTube is actually revealing in some cases it is misleading. Real Silat/Kuntao is deceptive and inconspicuous. So either you dive into the deep end of Silat/Kuntao or at least get your feet wet to find out for yourself if it is practical or if it has any value. But sitting on the sideline will not do anything for you. You have to train it and you have to find a real Silat/Kuntao Teacher. Silat/Kuntao is to close quarter combat what Sun Light, Air and Water are to Nature: Necessary for Survival and Longevity with out it you die struggling. The older you get the more practical your Silat/Kuntao become to deal with surviving and aging youthfully. How many 80 year olds do you know that can still move like animals? All you have to do is look at Uncle Willem de Thouars at 80+ years still moving better than most half his age in the Martial arts World and is still deadly. There are others too that are aging well with their Silat for example Pa Harold Koning Ph.D. is still deadly in his 70s. If your Martial art is limited by the fact that at a certain age you have to stop training then maybe its not the best nor very practical. The older the whine gets the better it gets. The older the tree the stronger its trunk and roots are. Silat follows nature and these principles. It is practical for all ages, all sizes, all ranges of combat and all aspects of combat. It made a handicapped man known as "Pak Serak" extremely dangerous on the Silk Road. If you want to find out about Pentjak Silat my garage and training floor are always open to those curious about actual real Silat. We are the only school in South Florida that is 100% Real Silat all the time and not just dabbling in the art. Who is showing up to class to find out if Silat is practical? Is knowledge of applying Physics, Angulation, Leverage, Force = Mass x Acceleration, Speed, Power, Timing, Positioning, Pushing, Pulling, Coiling, Compressing, Decompressing, Moving, Dissolving, Fortifying, practical in combat? Is learning how to turn on the reptilian brain and the central nervous system practical for combat & survival? Those are all the essences SILAT.  And remember Silat is a Bladed Art.
Hormat (Respect),
Guru Santiago Dobles
For Class info : http://thewarriorscave.blogspot.com/…/indonesian-pentjak-si…

Sunday, September 24, 2017

October 13, 14, 15 2017 Miami Florida Intenisve Training Macan Hitam Pencak Silat Harimau Minangkabau Workshop with Maha Guru Richard Crabbe de Bordes


Maha Guru Richard Crabbe de Bordes's 8th annual Intensive Harimau Silat Workshop. 






October 13, 14, 15 2017 Miami Florida Intenisve Macan Hitam Pencak Silat Harimau Minangkabau Sumatran Silat Workshop with Maha Guru Richard Crabbe de Bordes. Maha Guru will be covering the tactics of harimau for rapid dominance in close quarter combat both standing & on the Ground. Also he will be going further in the use of weapons in Harimau Minangkabau. Students will also have the opportunity to do their ranking evalutaions with Maha Guru. Evaluations is the best way to discover what needs improvement and what direction your Harimau is taking.  

You will be learning true combative uses of Kuda Kuda (Posture). You will also be learning Langkah (footwork) for Combative Dominance both standing and on the ground. You will also learn the Devastating Striking science to shock your opponent. And no Silat is complete without the blade. You will cover close quarter Blade work. This event will take your silat to the next level in your journey.



* Bring training blades.
* Bring water to hydrate.

Schedule:

Friday 7 - 10pm

Saturday 9am - 1pm

Sunday 9am - 1pm


Location: 14232 sw 117 terrace miami fl 33186


Tuition:
Members $50/day $150 all 3 days




Early Registration:
Non Members $55/day $165 all 3 days



***Rank Evaluation Training: $50



Contact Guru Santiago Dobles to register & more information:


Sdobles @ Gmail.com

7867520052
















Saturday, June 10, 2017

Indonesian Pentjak Silat & Chinese Kuntao Martial Arts of South Florida







Indonesian Pentjak Silat & Chinese Kuntao
Martial Arts

Makao Kuntao Serak de Thouars

Machan Hitam Harimau Minangkabau de Bordes - Hanafi



Self Defense Classes 
  • Stand up & Ground Fighting Close Quarter Combat Training
  • Empty Handed & Weaponry Training (Sticks, Blades, Flexible Weapons, Improvised weapons, Fire Arms, Weapon retention)
  • Striking, Take Downs, Advanced Footwork
  • Internal & External Strength Training & Conditioning 
  • Chi Kung & Moving Meditation


Location:
14232 Sw 117 Terrace
Miami Fl 33186

Self Defense Class Schedule:
Tuesday: 8pm - 10pm
Thursday: 8pm - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10am
Sunday: 8am - 10am
 
 

Tuition:
$20 - per Single Class
$80 - 8 Classes a month 
$100 - Unlimited classes per month

$60 - Private Class

Contact:
Guru Santiago Dobles
7867520052
sdobles@gmail.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

Personalized Online Coaching & Instruction with Guru Santiago Dobles



Personalized Online Coaching & Instruction with Guru Santiago Dobles
  • Hakka Makao Kuntao Serak de Thouars (de Thouars family Internal & External Martial Art training)
  • Harimau Minangkabau Sumatran Silat from Crabbe de Bordes - Hanafi family
  • Dr Glenn J Morris's KAP (Kundalini Meditation & Hoshin Tao Chi Kung
  • Chi Kung & Reiki Healing Instruction & Healing Sessions
  • Internal & External Strength & Conditioning for Martial Arts, Health & Wellness


Contact Guru Santiago Dobles so you can schedule a session and you can begin your training today.
Cel. 786.752.0052

Session Options:
 
1/2 hour session $50

1 hour session $100




Testimonials about Training with Guru Santiago Dobles

To whom it may concern:
 I have been a lifelong student of the Martial Arts. I have studied numerous styles & systems, both Internal & External. I have achieved black belt and apprentice instructor ranks on my martial journey. I have been fortunate enough to have trained with highly skilled practitioners & had the pleasure of learning from many different teachers. I have known Guru Santiago Dobles for many years now. He is a humble teacher that does not hold anything back from his students. Guru Dobles is highly skilled and well versed in All aspects of the Combat Arts. Guru Dobles has helped me become more proficient in my striking and ground game. Guru Dobles is also a high level teacher of Internal martial arts and the Healing arts. To summarize my review of Santiago Dobles as a Martial artist and Instructor, I will say, If what you are searching for is someone to guide you on your martial path and help you become a well rounded Martial artist or fighter... look no further. Guru Dobles is the real deal. He will definitely show you how to "Hurt 'em & Heal 'em". Thank you for your time.
Best Regards,
James Dupre'
Miami, Fl. U.S.A.

Silat has changed my life for the better. There is no question that my confidence has skyrocketed because of Silat. Techniques are out of the minds of everyone in our class, whom have become a tribal family over time, because our instructer, Guru Santiago Dobles, does not hold back in training. We train for real self defense; not to win medals. This sort of training is not for everyone. You will be either humbled by the beauty and deadliness of the art or you will leave knowing that you're ego has been broken. Either way everyone should experience at least one class to see just how effective this art is and to know that there is a real Silat guru here in Miami.

David Yuan
Miami, FL USA


As a punishment I was force to start Shorin Ryu when I was ten years old.  Sensei got tired of his brown belts complaining about me and took me under his wing to "help" me with my hard head.  That was the beginning of my 30 plus years of Shorin Ryu, Ninjutsu, Hoshinjutsu, Systema, Hoshin Budo, and a smattering of others.  I have traveled quite a bit while training and teaching, and have met great practitioners from all over the globe.  I have been very fortunate.  I had finished a teaching segment in Miami a few years ago and was followed by Guru Dobles.  We had trained before but I had never had a chance to watch him go full blown into his Silat until that day.  After his segment I was probably standing there with my mouth open for a full minute until the incredulous look was replaced with a huge smile.  Guru Dobles, I found out quickly, is a great practitioner and even more so he is a great Guru.  A Guru is someone with great wisdom who shares their knowledge so that they may guide others.  What I have come to love about Guru is that he uses his art to enhance our lives and our martial capabilities.  I have to recommend that you try his distance learning system.  I asked him to put something together so those of us across the US could benefit from his teachings.  I now almost regret asking because the training has been so intense and with so much material that I have to schedule extra time to get it done.  Through out the month we receive lessons online and if you have questions or need to go over your performance he is always available though emails, phone, skype, or in person.  Thanks so much for your interest and if you want to learn Silat from a true Guru you have come to the right place. Enjoy!

Chris Robinson
Williamsburg Virginia USA

"I was blessed to spend 5 days training silat with Santiago last year in his kitchen dojo and also to learn from him at a weekend Cimande seminar in Tennessee.  It is very hard to believably express what he did for me while I was there in his home...  The physical training was intense, the silat continued into the dreamworld, and the speed of learning occurred at a rate over those 5 days that was almost beyond comprehension.  The ability to facilitate and inculcate such practical and ready knowledge in the way that Santiago does can only be found in the rarest and most precious of teachers."

Peter Pittman

Virginia USA

The thing that I like the most about working with Guru Dobles  distance training course is the reality that one is exposed to.  Guru Dobles makes sure to send you enough training videos to keep you occupied, its up to you to actually make it happen.  There are forum posts made that constantly help one understand Silat, and how to train with the right mind.  Guru Dobles gives you the tools and Silat will teach you, just take the steps down the path and you will be very pleased with the results.

Brady Hansen

Utah USA

Guru Santiago,  from day one, and the first welcome to Silat class! I thank god, for you teaching me and I am grateful! You have shown me, that there is plenty I know about fighting but the time I spent with you, you have shown me that I still have a ways to go!  I can't wait to go back and Train and Silat is not a "kick ass" martial art! Pencak is more than just cool kicks and punches! Thank you Guru.

Jonathan Hazin

Miami Fl 

My experience with Guru Dobles has been enlightening to say the least. I met him at a time where martial training was no longer interesting to me. I was casually invited to go to a seminar October of 2016 and decided to go to accompany my friend. His openness with information was refreshing and the attention to the fundamentals got me hooked. Fortunately enough for me the training is not just limited to martial aspect but also the internal aspects for promotion of health and wellness. What I mean by that is that he is always available to give nutritional advice and pointers on improving daily habits. The incorporation of strength training has made a drastic change in my life. As a man in my mid 40s I found my energy level to be low and weight management to be a struggle. Guru Dobles guidance has helped me in a way were I am not only leaner but much stronger and with energy that I haven’t felt for at least a good ten years. The combination of the Martial training, internal training, strength training, and nutritional guidance has rekindled my passion for martial training. For this I am eternally grateful.

Thank you,
Joseph McGuire

Friday, February 3, 2017

South Florida's finest and strongest Pentjak Silat & Kuntao Martial Arts training (Makao Kuntao Serak de Thouars & Machan Hitam Harimau Minangkabau Crabbe de Bordes-Hanafi) & Internal & External Strength Training & Conditioning. Below is 2017 Class Information. Students are never turned down due to budget. You can work something out privately with me if you are sincere and serious about your Martial Arts training. See you soon training with us.
Hormat - Guru Santiago Dobles