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From Belgium:  Wim Demeere
February 5, 2016

Wim did another review of Fighting Footwork more than ten years after his first review.  All can hear his review at Wim's Blog., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Jaime S
December 6, 2015 5 out of 5 stars

One of may favorite instructors to watch and learn, Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Michael Miguel
August 17, 2014 5 out of 5 stars

Very good movement explanations.  Clearly illustrates all drills.

From Marc MacYoung:  No Nonsense Self-Defense

There are more ways to attack with the feet than kicking.  Many commercialized martial arts have lost a wide array of offensive foot and legwork that was initially in the systems.  And most defensive tactics have never even heard of the idea.  This video will help you plug-in this incredibly effective tool ... whatever style you study., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Magellan  from Santa Clara, CA
November 16, 2012 5 out of 5 stars


This is a fine set covering the footwork skills of Silat.  My understanding is that it comes from the kuntao influenced side of Silat.  Many different footwork drills are shown along with their practical applications.  Also noteworthy is that several lankahs (basically long forms or katas) are included, which are hard to find on video; at least I haven't seen them documented before and I've seen a fair number of Silat videos over the years so I was very pleased to have that information.  Guru Orlando's discussion is very clear and well done and I think he is a good teacher.  His approach is very systematic and in depth and not piecemeal, taking you from the basic to the more advanced techniques.  Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced practitioner you'll probably find something of value here.  Overall this is a fine series which offers a lot of material and value for your money., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Lui
October 7, 2012 5 out of 5 stars

This DVD set is a great complement to the other DVDs recorded by Bob Orlando and for that matter a great tool that could enhance your current training regardless of the system you currently practice.  I always pay attention to skills or techniques that can help me respond at a moments notice particularly as I get older.  Skills like the ones you find in these DVDs will help use enough force minimizing body mechanics and strength, in addition to increasing coordination and balance.  These are all factors you start noticing to diminish with age.  I'm 50 years old and have been training for some time in Ju-Jutsu and I'm always evaluating and studying ways to improve as I age., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: JWhite
September 6, 2012 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent video!

A very thorough lesson in Silat legwork...  I would highly recommend it for anyone who would like to strengthen their footwork in the martial arts, Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: The Cat  from Queens, NY
March 13, 2010 5 out of 5 stars

Dont forget this

Many find footwork drills boring, however you will quickly see here how this footwork can be applied to your skills.  Many hate doing drills that don't involve kicking someone's tail, however, if your studying Silat with the goal of being a complete fighter, this is required material.  I will say that Bob makes these drills interesting because he'll do a drill, then apply it to your everyday scenario.  I will say that after seeing this video, it stressed to me the importance of footwork and position.  Check this out., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Michael A. Tabor  (Charlotte, MI)
December 17, 2009  5 out of 5 stars

Mr.O, has laid out a video that is as uncommon as your mother in law loving you "just" for what you are.  Forgive me, what I am trying to say is "This" is a must.  If you have a love for preservation.  Simple and very clear, the Tactics are reviled.  Mr. Orlando helps One with a "very" effective method of self-defense as well shows how to put it in to one's own "way".  What more can you ask?., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Max  (Denver, CO)
October 14, 2009  5 out of 5 stars

Good Concepts
The video was well worth the money.  It contains both drills (to train responses and strengthen) as well as heavy practical applications nicely commentated with the teachers insight into the subtle of the movements.

Its all practical, its all fast, and nothing is wasted.  Infighting is a dangerous place to be.  Footwork stability and maneuverability is your foundation and vehicle.  Plus kuntao/silat has some very creative leg traps and flowed motions.

This DVD was a welcome addition to my library., Customer Reviews:
Reviewer: Bobbe Edmonds
March 13, 2009  5 out of 5 stars

Worth Every Penny!
There are hundreds of videos on Silat and Kuntao out there, with more coming out every month.  It's easy to spend a lot of money on something that wasn't worth the box it came in.  However, if you are looking for some serious insight into the Indonesian martial arts, Bob Orlando's "Fighting Footwork of Kuntao and Silat" and "Fighting Forms of Kuntao-Silat" are the perfect place to start.

From  Forum
March 1, 2007

I just had the chance to watch all four of the footwork videos by Bob Orlando.  I can recommend them 100% to any and all who are looking to gain more insight into the fighting footwork of Kuntao-Silat ... Bob Orlando breaks down these footwork drills to finest detail, and the use of graphics will help you get an understanding that you may not have had before.  Bob Orlando also shows you how to apply this video into your present system to enhance your techniques.

I liked the points that Bob Orlando brought out like, train as you fight.  In a high stress situation you will resort back to your training, so you want your training to be as real as possible.  I very rarely hear of this coming from an instructor.

On a scale form 1 to 10, I would give Bob Orlando's use of comedy in this video a 3.Smiley face  However, on the same scale, I will give this video an 11 for the great information about Kuntao-Silat.  Do yourself a favor, if your going to spend money on a video series, I would highly recommend this one.

Guru James Hogue
Malay Fighting Arts Academy

From  Karate Junkie
April 7, 2006

I'm a big fan of silat, and generally of anything from Bob Orlando.  It should be no surprise that I give a positive review of this Paladin Press DVD.  Note, that I am reviewing DVD 1 of a 4 DVD set.  As you might expect from the title, this DVD focuses on the footwork (lankahs) of Orlando's Dutch-Indonesian silat.  His explanations and demonstrations are clear, systematic, and well thought-out.  Orlando wisely explains in the beginning of the video not to get hung up on techniques.  The intent is to develop skills through exercise and observation.  He then goes on to demonstrate the lankahs, and their application in concert with upper-body exercises.  The production is excellent with obvious attention paid to clear sound and video.  The information and exercises would be useful for most martial artists.  This video may not be as useful for beginners as it would be for skilled martial artists.  Although Orlando breaks down the concepts and principles well, it's clear this DVD is an extension of his earlier works on silat.  If your looking to add some great footwork drills to your martial arts training, look no further.  I also appreciate understanding why the drills are important, and Orlando delivers [emphasis added].

From Belgium:  Wim Demeere
September 6, 2004

If like me, you only have limited brain power, chances are you'll feel overwhelmed after viewing this DVD for the first time.  It is so crammed with information, you just cannot process everything right away.  Bob gives you tons of material  ...  meaning not only techniques and drills but also concepts and strategies to apply in all of your game.  Wonderful as this is for us, it makes reviewing the disc a bit difficult.  It is hard to do it justice without making a checklist of everything that's in it.  And there's a lot.  I've said it before, Mr. Orlando goes into detail about things that are the "secret teachings" of other styles.  He is extremely generous in providing information.  ...  In this DVD, you will find hours and hours of training material plus the possibility to verify almost any of the questions your study might bring forward.

If you are training in Southeast Asian martial arts, you will love this disc for the drills it shows you and all their possible variations.  If you practice other arts, you could do well by getting this one and incorporate what you can.  Two thumbs up! ...  full Review

From Albuquerque, NM:  Anonymous
August 3, 2004

Just received Fighting Footwork Volumes 1 and 2 and Reflex Action for my birthday.  Visually appealing, entertaining and clear as a bell instruction.  Absolutely thrilled.  Finally, videos you can actually learn from.

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