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KunTao Silat de Thouars Teachers

Uncle Bill emphasizes that if someone is NOT listed on this list, that person is NOT currently associated with Hakka Kuntao Silat de Thouars. Any individual NOT listed is NOT authorized to use Uncle Bill’s name.

Listed Alphabetically

 

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA:

Steve Wall, Sifu
Phoenix

ARKANSAS:

John R. Malmo, Guru
Bentonville

CALIFORNIA:

Frank Broadhead, Practitioner of Arts
Ukia

Dr. Conrad Bui, Senior Practitioner
San Francisco

Matthew Cohen, Sifu
Santa Monica

Sam Edwards, Practitioner of Arts
Truckee

Michael Hirst, Sifu
West Hills

Janet Jee, Sifu in Chinese – Indonesian Arts
San Francisco

Dr. Andre KnustGraichen
San Jose

Ray Robles, Senior Practitioner
Santa Monica

Rocky Twitchell, Guru Indonesian Arts
Sacramento

Steve Williams, Sifu
El Sequndo

COLORADO:

Bob Austin, Sifu

Colby Bock, Sifu

James Capri, Practitioner

David Conrad, Practitioner

Charles Cook, Sifu

Brian Earnest, Practitioner

Rene Fancher, Sifu

Rex Finfgeld, Practitioner

Ted Garcia, Senior practitioner

Stewart Lauper, Senior practitioner

Shelley Millspaugh, Guro

Bill Maniotes, Practitioner

Keith Moffett, Senior practitioner

Dr. (MD) Westly Nuffer, Practitioner

Marcelo Rainero, Senior practitioner

Kris L Roberts, Practitioner

Steve Roland, Guru

Phillip Sailas, Most Senior Practitioner

Oleg Umansky, Sifu

CONNECTICUT:

George Kelakos, Sifu
Greenwich Village

Bruce Walker, Sifu
New Haven

FLORIDA:

Dr. Chad Bailey, Practitioner of South East Asian Arts
Miami

Chuck Stahman, Senior Practitioner
Merrit Island

GEORGIA:

Alexei Ouchiknov, Practitioner Russian Arts
Rosswell

Pete Pukish, Sensei Satori Martial Arts
Rosswell

HAWAII:

Dana Mattos, Sifu
Ocean View

Dr. Bahati Mershant . Pendekar Chinese – Indonesian arts.
Ocean View

LOUISIANA:

Trent Beach. Sifu
Baton Rouge

MARYLAND:

Brad Nicholson, Practitioner
Westminster

Dr. Scott Sobel, Practitioner in Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian Arts
Baltimore

MASSACHUSETTS:

Don Ethan Miller, Senior Practitioner of Internal Arts
Anton

Michael and May Williams, Guros in South East Asian Martial Arts Center
Salem

Billy Wyatt, Practitioner of Arts
Martha’s Vineyard

MISSOURI:

Jeff Sprawls, Guro
Carthage

NEW YORK:

Arkadi Didko, Sifu South East Asian Arts
Brooklyn

PENNSYLVANIA:

Bob Cook, Practitioner in South East Asian Arts
Philadelphia

TENNESSEE:

Richard Clear, Senior Practitioner Internal Arts
Maryville

TEXAS:

Kay Kutz, Sifu Internal Arts, Extended Family
St. Augustine

Dr Joel Rodriguez, Sifu
Mc. Allen

WYOMING:

Steve Todd, Guro
Casper

CANADA

JAPAN

Jason Yamamoto. Sifu
Tokyo

MEXICO

Mario Rainero, Senior Practitioner in Imua Shantung Kun Tao and KTS
Guadalajara

NEW ZEALAND

Shinichi Jonathan Sakanaka-Kaleohano Louis, Sifu
Hamilton

NORWAY

Dr. Jimmy Boharfa, Sifu
Oslo

Jon-Arlid Boharfa
Oslo

Dr Armando Soto, Martial Arts Leader Imua Shantung Kun Tao
Oslo

SWEDEN

Michael Marlow, Sifu
Stockholm

EXTENDED FAMILY:

Sijo Glenn Abrescy – Recognized as one of the finest stick fighting masters and an outstanding member of the KunTao Silat family. A close personal friend of Uncle’s for 40 years.
Merced, California

Guro Tom Kier, Master Instructor Sayoc Kali and other Arts
Guro Ray Dionaldo, Master Instructor Sayoc Kali and other Arts
Dr. Ray Weathers, Sifu of Internal Arts
Sifu Russ Novell, Missouri
VDT Academy – Maha Guru Victor de Thouars, Maha Guru Horacio Rodriguez, Bellflower, California
Santiago Dobles, Florida
Academy of Professor Buitron – Savate Academy, Laredo, Texas

TERMINATED TEACHERS:

Steve Douglas Gartin
Chas Clements
George Morin
Bear Roberts
Rodney Fernandez
Steve Corley
Bob Anselmo Orlando
Richard Bruel
John Garcia
Joseph Bronson
Roberto Torrez
Art Gitlin
Luz Pena Cavaroz
Bruce Juchnik
David Swaneburgh
Martin Fertillo
Mike Casto
Uncle Wayne Welsh, Sijo
Jose Moratella
Reynosa, Mexico: No longer in existence
Randall Goodwin

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

The websites maintained and operated by those listed on the Terminated Teachers list are not authorized by Willem de Thouars and should be avoided. The information may not be correct and any merchandise purchased from them is distributed without consent. This includes willemdethouars.com

Kun Tao Silat de Thouars

Kun Tao Silat de Thouars is composed of both Chinese Kun Tao and lndonesian Pencak Silat.

KunTao, variously spelled “kuntao” or “kuntaw” has best been described as “old kung fu”. It is that archaic form of Chinese Martial Arts that has largely remained untouched with the passage of time, practiced within the isolated Chinese ethnic enclaves of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The fundamental roots of Kun Tao may be found in the Chinese lnternal Martial Arts of Hsing le, Tai Chi, and Pa Kua.

Pencak Silat, also spelled “Pentjak Silat”, are the styles of indigenous Martial Arts of the lndonesian archipelago. There are literally hundreds of local styles of this highly regionalized art.

Below are listed some of the styles that comprise the study of Willem de Thouars and the influences on Kun Tao / Silat de Thouars. And after that a comprehensive list of the forms and their history that are taught to its exponents.

Kendang Silat
A combination of Cimande, Sera, and Cikalong. Three forms complete the entire system:

  • Djuru Satu
  • Djuru Dua
  • Langka Tiga

Kuntao Basic Forms
These three forms will give a good basic understand for the Kuntao scholar. There are two southern systems that stress strong stances.

  • Poong | Fukien Kuntao
  • Pai Tsing | Shantung Kuntao
  • Ling Sing Toi | Dragon Tail form

Kuntao Animal Forms
The TEN animal forms represent a broad overview of shaolin based animal forms. In presenting the forms, it is more important to express the animal’s “attitude” than it is to peform the movements correctly.

  • Pai Yun | Tiger descending mountain
  • Tong Long Tai | Northern Mantis
  • Walang Garong | Small Mantis
  • Fan Tze | Eagle Claw
  • Pok Sai | Dragon
  • Langka Monjet | Monkey footwork form
  • Fuchien Quyen – From Sigung Tan Tong Liang. A combination of tiger, stork and dragon.
  • Fu Jow Quyen | Tiger
  • Ooler Quyen | Snake
  • Ha Ka Quyen | Combined animal form of the Ha Ka community

Internal Forms
Combinations of the three internal systems – Pa Kua, Hsing I, and Tai Chi.

  • Ie Shing Po I
  • Ie Shing Po II
  • Puter Ungon | Turning wind
  • Chan
  • Green Dragon Ba Gua

Cimande Djurus
The 12 djurus of Cimande represent the full spectrum of upper body motion in this system of silat. The djurus may appear short but to truly understand the movements can take a lifetime.

  • 21 Djurus
  • 12 Langkas