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The Art of Sila Kalari - In Images & Video
An art inspired by the study of the martial and yogic disciplines found in Silat and Kalari. Deriving inspiration from the movement of animals, the turning of the seasons, and the elements and attitudes found in nature.
Sila Yoga Class: Part I
If you've ever been to a Sila Yoga class at The Dojo, you know to expect the unexpected. It is one of our favorite ways to study the martial arts from a slightly different angle (and yoga too for that matter). To give you a sense of what Sila looks like on the mats, we've broken a real class out into several videos. Welcome to Sila Yoga! This warm up features buaya (crocodile). Buaya is a great versatile style for both yoga and fighting. See if you can spot the leg breaking technique!
Sila Yoga Class: Part II
As a martial artist you quickly discover the importance of being dynamic in your range of motion. Thats where HARIMAU comes in! Think tiger...which means there is a ton of strength, coordination and intensity wrapped in this style! In this drill we are working our high to low ranges as well as 180 degree transitions. You will notice that there is some unique angling in this posture that promotes balance and powerful transitions. (Check out the striking too!) Tiger and Scorpion blend together beautifully, see if you can find the place where tiger makes way for scorpion! (Big Hint...back kicks!)
Sila Yoga Class: Part III
As you become more comfortable moving through the ranges of different styles, blending them together becomes a blast. Here we are tying together kura kura (turtle), buaya (crocodile), harimau (tiger), and kucing (cat). There are a few fun drills to test balance and striking power tucked in there too!
Sila Yoga Class: V
Forward folds are a favorite when it comes to flexibility training. In our advanced class we like to kick things up a notch once we’re warmed up. Exploring side lunges and modified four corners shoulder stretches! In the second half of this clip you’ll see one of my favorite flow drills: moving from pyramid, up and over into kucing, and down into buaya. This tests our balance, shoulder rotation and hip range and control. 🛕🐅🐊 You may notice that we tend to work our ranges forward and backward...this really helps to nail them in and identify areas we could use a little extra work! #sila #silat #silayoga #yoga #martialarts