About the Instructors:
Head Instructor: Guru “Doc” Dority
Doc Dority has over 40 years training in Combat Science, Martial Arts and Combat Sports. He is a Former member of US Special Operations/USAF Air Commandos (Spectre). He is a Jagabaya level teacher in Pencak Silat Mande Muda under the Guru Besar Herman Suwanda and Guru Besar’s Rita Suwanda and Dadang Gunawan. . He currently is Vice Chairman for Pencak Silat Mande Muda under Guru Besar Rita Suwanda. He is Guru in the Hanafi-DeBordes Lineage of Pencak Silat Macan Hitam /Silek Minangkabau Harimau under Maha Guru Richard Crabbe DeBordes and is Cikgu Muda in Silat Seni Kunatu Tekpi under Cikgu Omar Hakim and continues his training with Guru Amirul Mukminin. He currently leads a training block in Silat Harimau Berantai under Mahaguru Jak Othman . He in December 2018 he was made the Texas /Oklahoma Regional Coordinator for USSSA ( The United States Sport Silat Association) . Additionally he has teaching certifications and/or experience in many other martial arts and combat methods including Wu Wei Gung Fu , Jun Fan Gung Fu, The Academy of Progressive Martial Arts Curriculum, JKD Concepts, Inosanto-Lacoste Kali, Bataireacht( Irish Stick/Shillelagh Fighting) , Pekiti Tersia Kali,Muay Thai, Systema, Aikido, Serrada Escrima, Wrestling, Maphilindo Silat , Tae Kwondo , Shotokan Karate, Kenjutsu, Kenpo Karate , Shou SHu, Shaolin Chuan Fa, Tai Chi Chuan , Etc.
We offer training to select adults and teens based on maturity, character and general demeanor. Generally, training is open to males and females 15 years old and above. Training is held at a discrete location In Plano , Texas , near Plano Parkway and Los Rios. We train in a traditional “backyard” setting year round. Part of this area is outside and part is “Semi-covered” but generally open to the outside as well. Mats are available if needed.
Training is as follows:
Monday 7-9+ PM Silat Minangkabau Harimau, Bela Diri & Pencak Silat Mande Muda or Silat Harimau Berantai
Thursday 7-9+ PM Silat Minangkabau Harimau , Bela Diri & Pencak Silat Mande Muda or Silat Harimau Berantai
During some blocks , we provide supplemental training (Materials not specific to Pencak Silat)
Monday/ Thursday may also have availability for Silat Seni Kuntau Tekpi
Saturdays and Weekend training: These are usually reserved for Seminars and workshops . Occasionally we hold a Monthly or Bi Weekly gathering to cover Bataireacht. Other opportunities occur when members need additional work to prepare for events or examinations.
Training also incorporates materials from other arts, when appropriate, including the Filipino art of Inosanto- Lacoste Kali, Pekiti Tersia Kali, Serrada Escrima , Irish Stick Fighting/Bataireacht , Knife training, Jeet Kune Do, Wu Wei Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Combative Grappling, Military Combatives, Silat Amerindo , Maphilindo Silat and other materials .
Training is available in Allen Texas with Mike Carrol. Currently he runs a semi-private training group on Monday evenings at 630 PM and focuses on Silek Minangkabau Harimau ,Silat Seni Kuntau Tekpi , Silat Harimau Berantai some aspects of Pencak SIlat Mande Muda and Parkour.
Basic “startup” training gear is: a simple black t-shirt, black training pants, towel, water bottle, comfortable shoes, and a notebook. Students are encouraged to bring any additional gear they might have from previous training (if any). Simple eye protection is encouraged and students should chose clothing appropriate for the time of year and seasonal temperatures.
To Join classes simply fill out the Application to Train and email to Doc Dority.
For more information contact: Doc Dority at Tigerdude3@juno.com