Synopses & Reviews
Bob Orlando, a long-time student of Dutch-Indonesian Master Willem de Thouars, gets to the heart of what makes Indonesian fighting arts (a mix of pentjak silat and chinese kuntao) so formidable. Orlando places the techniques in context, providing a deeper understanding of their self-defense applications by exploring the underlying principles that make them work. For the serious, self-defense-driven martial artist, this book lends an unprecedented clarity to the often elusive -- but always brutal -- arts of the archipelago.
The fighting arts of Indonesia, a mix of pentjak silat and Chinese kuntao, were never meant for sport: they are brutal, unrelenting and designed to take the enemy out and punish him every step of the way. This unprecedented book by a long-time student of Dutch-Indonesian Master Willem de Thouars shows you why.