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by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
May 21st, 2007, 9:19 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: EXCELLENT Silat vid
Replies: 2
Views: 4665

silat video

harimau and tjimande. notice the very low lion movement back and forth, one of Galvin's lion excercise's he got from Reeders we use to do all the time. Sifu Donzella
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
March 29th, 2007, 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophies and Concepts in the Arts
Topic: Confusion Training Method
Replies: 3
Views: 3842

confusion?

Elaborate a little on this method so to fill us in on what you mean by "confusion method"
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
March 19th, 2007, 3:26 pm
Forum: Body Conditioning
Topic: roadwork
Replies: 3
Views: 3827

running

Since its below zero here everyday, I go to the gym and do my normal weight training workout. After I do the tread mill. Run the mile at 10 minutes a mile rate . then fast walk a mile then run another. Feels great. Sifu Dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
March 16th, 2007, 7:17 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: whadya think of these elbows?
Replies: 4
Views: 4771

elbows

That was terrible. End of comment. Sifu Dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
February 12th, 2007, 5:53 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: interesting link to Silat techniques for comment
Replies: 1
Views: 5614

buah (silat techs.)

Hey Sifu Jerry, its a Malay system. The term buah is malay for silat techs. Bersilat is the general name in Malaysia. It did have some similar techs. to sera, the footwork was different though. Sifu Dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
January 6th, 2007, 7:26 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Cipecut
Replies: 6
Views: 6556

whip training

Advice, when whip training don't over do it, carpal tunnel is not fun. train smart!!!!! One funny story I got from Servideo and Young is Reeders didn't like to be taken to the ground in his later years , Servideo didn't undestand it then, but he does now. And i am joining the crowd. oh well. Sifu Dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
January 2nd, 2007, 12:42 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Serak
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

silat lean

Yes the body is forward on certain entries, the head is actually past the opp. sometimes. And the focus is differnent, not staring at your target but looking away and striking as if the opp. is not there. I have had wing chun and karate students who have had a hard time with this concept. Its danger...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 29th, 2006, 10:22 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Serak
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

serak

The system is straight forward in its attacks, crashing through the guard, but then using mutiple angles and levers to off balance . The inside techniques are very subtle. Using fingers, thumbs, rolling motion of the wrist,slapping your own body to create levers. What I found surprising was the tech...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 21st, 2006, 11:47 am
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Four Corners?
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

4 corners

Sounds like you are talking about Lion technique. but that uses the 4 walls. Sifu Donzella
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:38 pm
Forum: Keywords
Topic: Inside and outside
Replies: 1
Views: 3358

basic points

You hit the nail on the head Michael. Sifu dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:36 pm
Forum: Keywords
Topic: Open and closed stances
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

ankles

Grasshopper jerry is correct.sifu dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:35 pm
Forum: Keywords
Topic: Open and closed stances
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

open/closed inside /outside

Here's my take on the above subjects. Fighting toe to toe, orthodox vs. southpaw. I prefer this matchup,I can attack the outside of his lead jab or kick, and angle back into his center and have him fighting off his ankles. So my open side is attacking his closed, or my inside is attacking his outsid...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:19 pm
Forum: Forms / Jurus
Topic: Reeders' Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 18251

liu seong family

Greetings all, I just got off the phone with Scott Young. It was all a misunderstanding, e-mails are a great invention but it doesn't come accross like actually talking to someone. Scott,Servideo and I plan on meeting after christmas in Pa. The doors are open between us all.

Sifu Dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:18 pm
Forum: Forms / Jurus
Topic: Reeders' Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 18251

forms /juru's

I first met sifu Elliott in the early 80's,he was working for a sport magazine and interviewed me. As I began to tell him about the system he jumped in and said he was from the same lineage. Elliott called Tiny that night and told him about meeting me and Tiny said for him to call me and learn the f...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:17 pm
Forum: Forms / Jurus
Topic: Reeders' Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 18251

I agree with Eriks post. I would pass on any info I have, forms or tech. to any martial artist who came from the Reeders lineage. I have talked to Scott young and he seems like a great guy, my friend and student Randy Elliott who studied under Tiny Sealy met a brick wall when he asked about exchangi...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:14 pm
Forum: Forms / Jurus
Topic: Reeders' Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 18251

forms

block strike and he nan. 3 separate forms. right side and left, then added together to make one. block- basic blocks,rising,outward,inward,downward. dbl.rising,dbl. elbow, dbl. downward. circle blocks. (same foot and hand movements) strike form- reverse punch,down chop,in chop,out chop, ridge to gro...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:05 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Cipecut
Replies: 6
Views: 6556

Most likey the motion of the whip,whether a weapon or a hand relates very much. Imagine losing your whip weapon and having the same effect empty hand,"awesome". Sifu dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:04 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Cipecut
Replies: 6
Views: 6556

cipecut

Cipecut translates to "whipping" but as a flexible weapon such as a bull whip,rope scarf sarong etc. I teach the sarong a little but more on practical use's such as a business tie, rope, scarf. More common for todays use but just as effective. Sifu donzella
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:03 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Harimau ('groundtiger')
Replies: 6
Views: 6087

That is for sure one of the Harimau techs. Play around with it more and more and you will come up with all the different combo's of your own body parts being used as scissors,locks and "whips" Sifu dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:02 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Harimau ('groundtiger')
Replies: 6
Views: 6087

Sumatran Harimau.( tiger style) High attacks to distract to set up low line power attacks to lower parts of the body. ex. groin legs knee's etc. Levers using all parts of your body to use as a scissors motion on the opponent. ex. hand & elbow lever, hand & foot, hand & shoulder, foot & knee and more...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Serak
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

inosanto /liu seong

If you are referring to the kali footwork, then I don't use it as much for the fighting aspect. The rest of his blend works very well with the chuan-fa,even the jkd. Did I answer your question S. ? Sifu dan
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 5:59 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Serak
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

Serak or Sera. Founded by Pak Sera. This is a touchy subject. GGM Reeders was from this lineage. The system now I believe is under Victor de Thouars. But is anyone really teaching the true Serak. Who is the Pendekar. Paul,Victor Maurice???? Paul and Victor have side systems. Paul (Bukti Negara) Vict...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 5:58 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Slapping
Replies: 1
Views: 3093

slapping,whipping

When I teach the slaps & whips the first time to a student I use set combo's. starting with 1 whip, then 2, 3 & 4. each progressing into a pattern. some start high some low. using a stationary stance at first. ( 3 point,Lion) at first vertical whips then add horizontal . also using set points on the...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 5:57 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Slapping
Replies: 1
Views: 3093

slapping

Michael , sorry about the long delay on this issue. Yes I am very familiar this the slapping techs. of our system. You are correct in all aspects, for distraction and rebounding. When moving into a three point stance (lion) we use the slap off your own hip to rebound into the opp. groin or using it ...
by Sifu Guro Dan Donzella
December 7th, 2006, 5:56 pm
Forum: Silat
Topic: Cikalong/Cimande
Replies: 2
Views: 3865

Tjikalong/ Tjimande. Both Javanese systems. They are so close in style and concept it is difficult to separate them. They both blend so well together is the reason they are considered as one art today. I should get some feedback on that comment from some pure Tjikalong or Tjimande players. One simpl...