Kuntao Silat deThouars | K'un Lun Pai
Kendang Silat (3)
A combination of Tji-mande, Serah and Tj-Kalong. The three forms
complete the ENTIRE system
- Djuru Satu
- Djuru Dua
- Langka Tiga
Kuntao Basic Forms (3)
These three forms will give a good basic understand for the Kuntao
scholar. There are two southern systems that stress strong stances.
- Poong | Fukien Kuntao
- Pai Tsing | Shuntung Kuntao
- Ling Sing Toi | Dragon Tail form (Phil taught at Uncle's house)
Kuntao Animal Forms (9)
The six animal forms represent a broad overview of shaolin based
animal forms. In presenting the forms, it is more important to
express the animal's "attitude" than it is to peform the movements
- Pai Yun | Tiger descending mountain
- Tong Long Tai | Northern Mantis
- Walang Garong | Small Mantis
- Fan Tze | Eagle Claw
- Pok Sai | Dragon
- Langka Monjet | Monkey footwork form (learned at Phil's house)
- Fuchien Quyen - From Sigung Tan Tong Liang. A combination of
tiger, stork and dragon.
- Fu Jow Quyen | Tiger
- Ooler Quyen | Snake
- Ha Ka Quyen | Combined animal form of the Ha Ka community
Internal Forms (5)
Uncle Bill's internal forms are mostly a combination of two or
even three internal systems.
- Ie Shing Po I | Yi-Xing
- Ie Shing Po II | Yi-Xing closed door form
- Puter Ungon | Turning wind
- Chan | Combination of Ba Gua, Tai chi, Xing Yi
- Green Dragon Ba Gua
Tji Mande Djurus (21)
The 12 djurus of tji- mande represent the full spectrum of upper
body motion in this system of silat. The djurus may appear short
and to truly understand the movements can take a lifetime.
- 21 Djurus
- 12 Langkas
||What is Kuntao?
Kuntao (Fist Way/Path) is Chinese Kung Fu (Wu Shu) by way of Indonesia.
Uncle Bill's art has a comprehensive list of many Chinese arts.
The arts include (but not limited to) North and Southern Shaolin,
Internal arts (Pa Kua, Hsing Yi and Tai Chi), and Animal systems.
We practice ancient forms that are obviously Chinese. The forms
are not very pretty or fleshy but I figure the old masters didn't
have a full length mirror in the kwoon (school).
Did you know???
The senior teachers in this art all learned specific expressions
of the art. We all practice a little different. Some seniors practice
forms that was only taught to that teacher. Uncle has a list of
over 100 forms and each teacher has his or her own list of forms.
What is the difference between Kung Fu in
China and Kuntao Silat deThouars?
Not much other than the application, the attitude, and the mixture
of silat which makes this a whole different kind of animal. You
have to see it (or better yet experience it) to know what I am talking
about. We do not waste any part of the form in the application and
utilize strong horse stances to break, destroy, evade, sweep and
Holy COW! Why so many
It is true that you do not need forms to fight. Just look at all
the great arts without forms. As far as I see it, forms are a dictionary
that you are able to draw upon for insperation. It is a great way
of perserving theories, techniques and ideas. It also makes a great
workout and challanges your memory (Uncle Bill and Uncle Wayne both
practice a ton of forms and as senior citizens they have a brain
like a steel trap).
Besides, when I learn a system I enjoy learning everything about
the system. This includes the forms, culture, terminology and attitude.
Thank you for taking me
on as a "nephew" Uncle Bill. It is a dream come true to
train with a master. Also thanks to my sihings (senior brothers
in the arts): Sifus and Sigungs Phillip Sailas, Chuck Stahman, Keith
Moffett, Marcello Rainero, Richard Buel, John Garcia, Ted Garcia
and George Morin. Thanks for the bruises!