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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 correctly.
- 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 punish.

Holy COW! Why so many forms?
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!
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  Conrad, Marcelo, and Scott Sigung Keith, Si To; Me and Sigung Chuck @ gathering in 2003
Kuntao-Silat Seniors - Conrad, Chuck, Luz, Kieth and Marcelo A young Dr. Bui begging Uncle Bill for instruction. Sifu George, Sigung Marcelo, Sifu Conrad, Sigung Keith & Mike.  Background is Hanshi Ron
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11th De Thouars Annual Family Gathering 2005
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Bahati Merchant, Hanshi Ron & Conrad; my Kuntao-Silat teacher Janet Gee & Conrad Jim & Thuan
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