Maha Guru Pak Vic
On November 27, 2004, Maha Guru Pak Vic arrived at our dojo to teach. Pukulan Pentjak Silat Serak. Maha Guru is also known as Victor I. C. de Thouars who is the linage holder of Pentjak Silat Serak.
Additional information on Serak can be obtained at www.serak.com.
Two members of Jaindochin Jujitsu are recognized as Pentjak Silat Serak Pembautu Practitioner/Instructors. David Cox, Hanshi and Charles Blome, Renchi.
Maha Guru introduced a number of techniques that we found useful.
A technique against predominately judo players to block their throws,
involves a straight arm to their hip and the other arm across the chest to
straight arm your opponent.
Maha Guru displayed a number of different knives that are used in Silat. One
knife technique is to hold the knife with the cutting edge up and the blade
at a 45 degree angle from vertical, to the right or left. A sword technique
called for using the dull side of the sword to strike your enemies sword.
The sharp side of the sword faced toward the holder. The idea is to extend
the sword past your opponent in a vertical position then lower the blade 90
degrees to the horizontal position then pull the blade toward you which
would remove you opponents head.
Maha Guru showed us how to get distance from the serak stance without being
off balance, or tipping off your opponent. The technique is to have your
left foot pointed toward your opponent and your right foot pointed sideways.
Turn your right foot until your toes are pointed toward your enemy. In this
way you pick up a few inches without your opponent noticing it.
Marianne Sharpe, from Derbyshire, England gave a demonstration of self
defense techniques at the dojo. Ms. Sharpe is a Sandan in Kodokan Judo, and
a former European Judo Competitor and medalist from competitions in England,
Russia, Finland, Holland, Lithuania, France, Belgium and the USA. Retired
from major competition, she teaches Judo and self defense. She was a guest
of Shihan Larkins.
Marianne taught a variety of functional self defense techniques. Her
techniques were practical and fell toward the beginning of the force
continuum line. She also demonstrated a number of judo competition
techniques that could be used for self defense.