Indonesian Silat Classes

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Silat is well known for being a very “raw” martial art. Its dynamic movements are designed to get right to the point. Rather than training for sport, the movements of Silat are designed to efficiently deal with dangerous situations.

It is also well known for being a full range martial art that has the goal of the practitioner being able to fight back from all positions. One could expect to learn strikes and techniques while standing and on the ground, as well as pins, throws, knife techniques, and much more!

In this art learning to be spontaneous, creative, and intuitive are key. Using the movements of the four animals we learn a variety of different movements and tactics as we progress through the martial art.

Each animal helps to teach us another aspect of how to defend ourselves, while also allowing us to grow into the person we want to become.

Students are encouraged to both challenge and take good care of themselves. Classes are offered for men and women at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

To receive the most benefits from this class we recommend you train a minimum of two classes per week.


One month of one weekly class: $65
One month of two weekly classes: $95
One Month of three weekly classes: $125


Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm  Beginning Adults
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm Intermediate Adults
Saturdays 11:30-1:00 pm   (All Levels)

Call for a free trial class (413) 585-1661

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Physical Fitness: Cardiovascular Conditioning – Muscle Toning and Building – Coordination, Balance and Flexibility
Verbal Self-Defense: Setting Limits – Confident Tone of Voice – Conflict Resolution
Physical Self-Defense: Maneuvers Against Common Grabs – Foot and Hand Techniques – Falls and Blocks
Inner Awareness: Breath and Meditation – Body Language – Energy Projection
Energy and Spirit Development: Qigong – Indonesian Animal Energies – Shamanic Explorations