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Reviewer: Kevin M
September 1, 2014

Thank You For Your Videos

I purchased your  Fighting Arts of Indonesia,  Reflex Action  and  Fighting Forms of Kuntao-Silat  videos and I must say these videos are real gems.  I've been involved in Martial Arts since 8 years of age and am now 61 – I've studied Judo, Shotokan, Taijiquan, Xingyiquan and earned Shodan rank in American Kenpo, and your videos are so refreshing  I felt I should tell you.

Thanks a million,


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Reviewer: Lui
July 20, 2012 5 out of 5 stars

Bob Orlando is a true educator.  He presents the material in clear form verbal and visual.  The video will enhance any training regardless of style or training background.

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Reviewer: DAVE
December 1, 2011 5 out of 5 stars

Very clear and detailed. For Me is a good stuff! Bravo BOB!!

Very clear and detailed.  For Me is a good stuff!  Bravo BOB!!  If you are looking for combat solutions,this dvd will make you happy!

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Reviewer: Michael A. Tabor  from Charlotte, MI
November 1, 2010 5 out of 5 stars

This is a keeper set.  Mr. Orlando has a wealth of knowladge, and does a great job helping one understand the ins and outs of his interpretation of a blend of arts.  A great piece of highly-skilled work.

With all do respect: Mike T. (Progressive Kali Silat)

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Reviewer: The Cat  from Queens, NY
March 13, 2010 5 out of 5 stars

My favorite of his group

As I may have said in earlier reviews, I am new to Silat and with that, this training is suited for those just getting started.  He [Bob Orlando] goes over the basics in great detail and uses analogies to make key points clear.  If you're interested in learning Silat, these DVD's will reinforce the key principles of Silat and make some of the mysitical aspects more clear.  I would highly suggest this set for the Silat newcomer and almost would feel you'd be missing something if you didn't check it out.  For those on the fence, understand that Silat is an excellent fighting system.  If you're the type that wants to do flipping fly kicks and be the next Jet Li, Silat won't be your cup of tea.  If you are however looking to learn a fighting skill that can be applied in an urban situation, look no furthur.  I'd also suggest looking into Kali, also known as Escrima and Arnis as well.  Krav Maga may also be of interest as well as I believe the novice student should be open to the fact that all the Martial Arts offer something.

In close, BUY THIS DVD!!!  You won't be sorry.  Also check out YouTube as I've seen clips of this DVD out there so you can see for yourself.

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Reviewer: Michael A. Tabor 
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 tring to say is "This" is a must.  If you have a love for preservation.  Simple and very clear, the Tactics are reveald.  Mr.Orlando helps One with a "very" effective method of self defence as well shows how to put it in to ones own "way."  What more can you ask?.

From Gardner, Kansas:  Guru James Hogue
July 5, 2008

Bob Orlando's DVDs

I was just watching Bob Orlando's DVDs called Reflex Action.  This series is on hand drills with an indepth explanation of how to use them.  In Part 1, Bob teaches the basic hand drills of his system of Kuntao-Silat and even shows you how build hand drills from your present system.  ...  Once you learn this, then put in the Fighting Footwork of Kuntao And Silat [DVD] and watch you gain a new respect for the art.  ...

My recommendation is to buy both of these [video] series to gain a greater understanding of Kuntao-Silat and how to use the high-line through hand drills and the low-line through Fighting Footwork.  As far as I'm concerned anyone wanting to learn more about Kuntao-Silat needs these video series.  By the way, you may want to buy the Fighting Arts of Indonesia: Combat Secrets of Kuntao And Silat he makes a lot of reference to it in Reflex Action.  I am not an instructor that is impressed very easily; however Bob really impressed me with his knowledge and skill [emphasis added].

From Bristol, South Glos, United Kingdom:  Chris Colborne
January 29, 2006 5 out of 5 stars

The Real 'Goods'
Bob is one of the best Teachers you will come across.  He teaches in an easy manner, and these "drills" will get enable you to use your skills with ease!

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.

From Urbana, IL:  Jeff Gaynor
August 3, 2004

I wanted to thank you for the master class you gave at the [Marc MacYoung] Animal List BBQ a couple of weeks ago.  I really appreciated it and have subsequently invested in your videos.  These are without a doubt the best flow drills I've seen.  As advertised, your reflex drills are of universal interest, rather than being specific to one art.  Excellent!

From  Black Belt Magazine  Essential Gear, p.137
April 2003

Learning to protect yourself on the street is not that difficult.  But if you have any doubts about your own ability, check out Reflex Action: Training Drills to Fighting Skills.  In the two-volume set, Bob Orlando teaches simple and practical methods for developing real fighting skills.  He covers techniques that utilize the hands, elbows, forearms, knees and feet, and shows you how to turn them all into a skill set that will enable you to hone your reflexes.

From Belgium:  Wim Demeere
January 16, 2003

When I first saw the video I had a hard time processing the information they hold.  Not that it wasn't presented in a clear fashion, it is.  It's just that there's so much of it.  Throughout the video, Bob gives you tons of information to work with and many different ways to do the drills.  But it goes further than that.  He not only shows you the drills he uses but goes into detail as to how and why they work.  This gives you the tools you need to devise your own drills, using techniques from your own art.  This will allow you to speed up the learning process tremendously and help ingrain what it teaches.

Throughout the video, he keeps things fun to watch by cracking jokes or whacking his partners and the looks on their faces are priceless.  Especially when Bob works with "Tiny", this stands out.  It is important because you will need to view the video many times over to get the full benefit.  There are the drills themselves but that is just the most obvious part.  Once you start experimenting with them, you will quickly feel the need to watch them again to see how exactly you perform the details of Mr. Orlando's techniques and really make the drills come to life.  Seeing him move is an education in and of itself.  He has extremely good technical skills and the refinement of decades of training is obvious.  Without a doubt, one of the most impressive martial artists I have ever seen.

If you are a Silat, Kuntao or Kali player, this video should be on top of your list of  "Must buy!"  items.  If you train in an art that doesn't emphasize drills, you can use them to create your own.  At any rate, buy the video.  You won't regret it [emphasis added].

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Web Site of Bob Orlando: Instructor in Kuntao-Silat (Chinese kuntao and Dutch-Indonesian pukulan pentjak silat), author of two popular martial art books: "Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals" and "Martial Arts America: A Western Approach to Eastern Arts"; and producer of four martial art videos: Fighting Arts of Indonesia, Reflex Action, Fighting Footwork of Kuntao and Silat, Fighting Forms of Kuntao-Silat. Offering practical martial arts instruction to adults living in and throughout the Denver metropolitan area including, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, and Golden Colorado.