Classes in Kuntao Matjan

Kuntao Matjan in Canada

Where: Classes (gelanggang in Indonesian) are held at:

Pray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre,
800 Griffin Road East,
Cochrane,
Alberta,
T4C 2B8.
www.slssportscentre.com Map below


How to find classes at Spray lake Sawmills

When: Gelanggang are held twice a week, usually on Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:00 Occasionally sessions have to be rescheduled so please contact us by email Email contact:[email protected] in advance if would like to observe a training session.

Kuntao Matjan in the UK

Where: Classes (gelanggang in Indonesian) are held at:

Denhan Village Hall,
Village Road,
Denham,
Bucks.
UB9 5BN. www.dvmh.co.uk Map below


When:Gelanggang are held twice a week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2000h-2200h. Students are expected to gather between 19:45-20:00 to get changed and be ready to start at 20:00 exactly. Occasionally sessions have to be rescheduled so please contact us by email (below) in advance if would like to observe a training session.
How to find classes at Denham Village Hall


What is the Training Like?

In an age of experimentation, innovation and modification, training in Kuntao Matjan is strictly traditional. Students will spend six to eight months on traditional stance and footwork training, rolling and breakfalling techniques, various parrying, striking and kicking techniques. As their foundation develops they learn elementary counter-grappling, self-defence and escaping techniques called buah bela diri. By the end of the first year, students will have covered the lions share of the self-defence techniques and learned three short but intense solo choreographed exercises called jurus, superficially similar to the kata in karate. Students will also learn a range of breathing exercises similar to qi gong and basic meditation. Advanced training deals with more sophisticated empty hand fighting skills, self-defence against and with traditional weapons, meditation and spiritual training, traditional Indonesian therapeutic massage (urut asli) and the use of herbal medicines.

For more information about Kuntao Matjan visit www.kuntaomatjan.co.uk

To see Kuntao Matjan in action, go to our YouTube page.

Email contact:[email protected].

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