16 Kun Tao Silat Lessons & 9 Qigong Lessons in 4 weeks.

So the Internal Combat Arts Course is now available,

…and people have been asking what exactly is being taught during this 16 week program.

In the first 4 weeks there are 16 Kun Tao Silat lessons & 9 Qigong lessons.

The work you do in this section builds skills you need for the Xing Yi, Ba Gua & Tai Chi that comes later in the program.

But first, the Silat.

Lesson 1: Kun Tao Silat 

 – Understanding why an art does what it does is very important to any long term success in that art.

Lesson 2: Avoidance & Awareness

 – Some key skills you must train if you ever want to actually be able use these arts for self defense

Lesson 3: Do Not Exchange with the Attackers

 – Learning how to make sure everything bad happens to the other guy is a key principle in all combative (i.e. not sport) arts.

Lesson 4: Closest Available Target (gifts)

 – Learn how to use the gifts your opponent gives you.

Lesson 5: Rolling Tjimande Strike

 – Learn a powerful bone breaking strike. This begins to lay the foundation for some Internal striking you’ll get to later.

Lesson 6: The Open Hand

 – All of these arts use the open hand extensively so it’s very important for you to understand it’s power.

Lesson 7: Attitude & Power

 – The correct mindset when using Kuntao Silat will add a tremendous amount of power to your technique.

Lesson 8: Stance

 – Location, Location, Location. Understanding where and how to position your body is absolutely critical to success. The vast majority of martial artists do this WRONG.

Lesson 9: Empty Hand VS Knife

– Silat always assumes blades are involved. Even if you carry a blade (or any weapon) you will not always have access to it. It is vital to understand the realities of defending yourself against an armed opponent and incorporate that into every aspect of self defense training.

Lesson 10: Hamburger Range (close the distance)
 – In Knife work, controlling distance is VITAL.

Lesson 11: The Power of Soft: Defeating Destructions

 – Kuntao Silat likes to attack aggressively with the hard parts of the body (elbows, knees, fists, etc…) and it assumes the attackers will also (like an aggressive Thai boxer for example.) Understanding how softness can defeat this method is very important.

Lesson 12: Grappling

 – The study of grappling in Kuntao Silat can get very extensive and elaborate. For now, we are going to keep it simple and immediately street practical by focusing on the question: “What if they grab you?”

Lesson 13: Hands Free Holds

 – When Silat grapples, not only do you trap, lock and break your opponent but you do so while keeping your hands free whenever possible.

Lesson 14: Tackles

 – In which we answer the question: “What if they try to tackle you?”

Lesson 15: Takedowns

 – In which we answer the question: “What if they try to pull your legs out from under you?”

Lesson 16: Games & Drills

 – Learn some of the games we use to build a variety of important skills.

You’ll also start building a strong Qigong practice. 

This part may seem mostly health oriented at first but if you train this diligently it will have a profound impact on your martial ability and power later.

Chi: Energy Activation Cultivation & Flow

Lesson 1: Relaxation

 – Absolutely critical to your internal development and your health.The cultivation of true relaxation (song) is a never ending process.

Lesson 2: Awareness

 – Learn how to begin feeling and understanding what is going on internally. (this is absolutely necessary for high level internal skills.)

Lesson 3: Quiet The Mind

 – Another key skill for both long term health and advance internal ability.

Lesson 4: Activating Yin & Yang

 – We begin working on this idea by working with two body states that you’ll use over and over in our training: Heavy & Light.

Lesson 5: Wu Chi

 – Learn the fundamental internal alignment that everything else is built on.

Lesson 6: Rooting

 – Another absolutely vital skill for success in these arts. (and one that is misunderstood and not trained correctly by most INTERNAL Martial Artists.)

Lesson 7: Body Connection

 – Learn how to connect the body so you can use it as one whole piece. This will greatly benefit your health and is crucial for all the arts we do.

Lesson 8: Removing Blockages

 – Blockages will cause health problems and limit the effectiveness of any Qigong or energy work.

Lesson 9: Energy Alignment

 – Keeping your “energy” properly aligned has a bunch of health and martial benefit over time.

So that’s everything we teach in the first 4 weeks of this course.

In weeks 5 – 8 we build on this with some Xing Yi Quan training and more Qigong but I’ll talk about that later.

If you’re ready to learn this stuff head on over to:


This is an online course so you can get started as soon as you join. (You don’t have to wait on any shipping.)