This blog is a collection of thoughts, descriptions of training and strange typing of a Teacher/ Practitioner in the Indonesian and Chinese martial art of Kuntao Silat de Thouars as learned from Bapak Willem de Thouars, or as I and his other inner circle students affectionately refer to him, "Uncle Bill."
Monday, April 9, 2012
Fencing with the Sabre
Uncle speaks quite often about the integration of the fencing he learned while living in Europe. Kuntao Silat de Thouars contains quite a bit of fencing in the footwork, lunges, and usage of the arms while entering. Fencing is a simple system to learn, but takes a lifetime to master to any real degree...much like good Kuntao Silat. The attached video demonstrates the fundamentals of sabre fencing. It's the closest to a large knife you'll find in an officially sanctioned international sporting context. Notice the timing required for even one pointed moves.