Silat Concepts Form and Function: Jurus 1-6 and Their Combat Applications Paperback – Sep 21 2004
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Simonet begins each chapter with a basic demonstration of the juru. Next, he shows the applications of the movements. What caught my eye is how he can take one movement and give it multiple meanings; this harkens back to the idea that he's teaching "concepts" alongside techniques. Along the way, he highlights some techniques, such as his "supported corkscrew punch". The last chapter shows how to combine movements from the various jurus in combat.
I think this would be a good book for those studying Silat, as well as Jeet Kune Do concepts, which borrows some of it's themes. I also think it might be insightful to practitioners of kata- and form-heavy arts who are currious to see how certain movements may have different applications. Overall, very basic, but very nice.
Worthwhile addition to any personal library.