Martial Arts Odyssey: Silat Kalam

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo returns to Malaysia to study Silat Kalam, a religious form of Silat, taught by Guru Mazlan Man. Martial Arts Odyssey fans will remember Guru Mazlan Man from a previous video, “Silat Because of God.” The Guru and Antonio both appreciated each other’s philosophy, and the Guru invited Antonio to be the first ever, non-Muslim student of Silat Kalam.

Silat Kalam is a grappling form of Silat, in which an opponent is taken down to the ground, and then locked. The locks can be limb breakers, submissions or killers. One theory on the origin of Silat Kalam is that it is a modern, living example of the ancient Persian art of Gulat.

Martial Arts Odyssey: Silat Kalam

Watch it for free on youtube.

Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the book, “The Monk from Brooklyn” and the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

See all of Antonio’s videos on his youtube channel, brooklynmonk1, send him a friend request or subscribe.

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This episode was edited by Antonio Graceffo and features the official Martial Arts Odyssey intro and outro by Andy To.


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