It doesn’t have children’s classes, and a lot of the time, it doesn’t even have belts.
It’s an Indonesian system called Silat.
Now, Silat is special for one reason: It’s nasty.
Unlike a lot of martial arts that teach students to use weapons only after they’ve learned a bunch of other stuff, Silat students learn to use their hands in the same way with or without a knife in them.
In other words, everything they do is deadly, and they take this “no mercy” approach to everything they do.
What this means is that Silat is perfect for anybody who wants to learn a few basic techniques they can use for self-defense on the street, for using a weapon like a knife, and for any OTHER physical threats they face.
Because it’s not common, it isn’t easy to find a “beginner’s guide” to some basic Silat methods.
But recently I found a website that offers this Silat beginner’s DVD.
You can get your copy here.
This is great stuff that will turn you into a human weapon, with or without a knife in your hands, no matter what shape you’re in.
That’s right: Silat is perfect for people who aren’t exactly natural athletes, because so much of it is just nasty hand techniques.