IN THIS FAST-PACED
WORLD WE LIVE IN,
IT'S EASY TO LOSE YOUR BALANCE.
Our mind and body classes are packed with mental and physical benefits that with improve your daily life.
PENTJAK CLASSES IN THUNDER BAY
Pentjak Silat is a complete and highly effective martial art using variety of techniques: nerve-striking, sweeping, kicking, trapping, punching, manipulating pressure points, constricting, pinning and locking-joints, ground-fighting, grappling, and throwing. Weapons training include stick, club, cane, knife, machete, sword, sarong, rope, scarves, tie, belt, key chains etc. The drills sharpen human sensitivities, reflexes, and survival instincts, and are highly practiced to prepare for a real weapon attack.
Grand Master Soengkono teaches a reality-based system and puts a strong emphasis on combat’s functionality and success. The system he teaches is solely for survival and not for "sport or competition.” He will reveal the secrets of this powerful system just as he did when he taught the Special Airborne Brigades of the Indonesian Air Force and Army Commando Elite Units that were deployed throughout East Timor in 1976. Grand Master Soengkono was also assigned as one of the defensive-tactical instructors for the Indonesian SWAT and Riot Police Force.
The nature and applications of Pentjak Silat may cause serious harm or death if used wrongly or irresponsibly. For these reasons, Grand Master Soengkono promotes healthy and safe training environment and discourages anyone with anti-social behaviors, negative intentions or an over-focus on "winning". As moral duty and responsibility, the school conducts itself in a highly ethical and moral manner, and has implemented a screening system that will refuse entry of potentially dangerous individuals or groups.
WE OFFER CLASSES FOR MEMBERS OF ALL AGES, SKILL & FITNESS LEVELS, IN A NON-INTIMIDATING, FAMILY-ORIENTED, TEAM ENVIRONMENT.
We all train together like a team. The more experienced members spar and help the newest members. Although we take our training seriously,
we make sure that you have a ton of fun while you get in the best shape of your life.
Pentjak Silat is a very powerful self–defense art and combat system from Indonesia.
The techniques and attributes of Pentjak Silat are designed to immediately disable and dominate any physical confrontation, whether the threat comes from a single or multiple attackers. Pentjak Silat deals with any attack severely and decisively, especially when the attackers are armed with either impact or edged weapons.
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From the beginning, Grand Master Soengkono, the instructors and the students made us feel very welcome. Grand Master Soengkono treats everyone with the greatest respect and is a "master" of making all feel at ease.
Dan Newton (Lawyer), Thunder Bay
Master is constantly surveying the class, looking for negatives and positives, he will correct the negatives in private and praise your skills in front of the class. The definition of a mentor is, “a wise and trusted counsellor and teacher”.
Robert Sheppard, City of Thunder Bay Firefighter
Master Song instils a great desire to excel in all aspects of life, and has a true talent for motivating his students.
Constable Craig Town and Family, Thunder Bay
Grandmaster Soengkono has without a doubt had an enormous positive impact on my life.
Mario Nucci, MD, Thunder Bay
My skills and techniques that I displayed in the presence of this unassuming and gentle man were absorbed, my words and thoughts were considered, and amid his vast background of experience based knowledge, he shared moments with me that I shall never forget.
Dr. Robert R. Rail, Surviving the International War Zone
I continue to be impressed with GrandMastser Soengkono's integrity, work ethic, community spirit and his grace.
Keith Hobbs, Mayor, City of Thunder Bay
I am truly impressed with the calibre of his teaching methods, his communication with his students, the respect shown to him as an individual, the passion he leaves with his students and the benefits the students gain as an overall individual.
Rebecca Johnson, Councillor at Large, City of Thunder Bay
The school instills traditional wisdom and values in students and blends this with modern strategies for self improvement and achievement in any endeavor.
Dr. Peter and Shelley Jacobson, Thunder Bay
Grand Master Soengkono has created such a positive, supportive, fun atmosphere at the dojo, and I always look forward to class.