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Here you can find answers to some of the questions we frequently receive.

Which countries have classes in Minangkabau Harimau Pencak Silat?

  • Hong Kong - Kowloon
  • Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
  • England - Yorkshire
  • USA - Dallas - Austin - Michigan
  • Ghana - Accra
  • Australia - Sydney

See our 'Classes' section for more details.

Unfortuntely, there isn't any Harimau Minangkabau Silat class where I live—could you recommend me some other martial art?

There is no other fighting art that is similar to the Minangkabau Harimau Pencak Silat style. Therefore, we can only recommend combat systems that are grounded in the same reality base fight concept as our Pencak Silat. Some of these may include Harimau Berantai Silat, Kuntao Silat, Kali Silat or Arnis, Krav Maga, Systema, or Muay Boran. But please note that these fighting systems are only as good as their instructors' teachings.

Do you hold seminars?

Black Triangle Silat Tribe hold yearly seminars in the UK during the summer lead by instructor Pendekar Scott McQuaid. Locations vary between Bristol, Luton and Essex.

Contact us for more details.

Are you available for organizing Minangkabau Harimau Pencak Silat courses?

Yes, courses can be arranged through Black Triangle Silat under the instruction of Pendekar Scott McQuaid. There are also Harimau Silat courses held in Ghana under instructor Maha Guru Richard de-Bordes.

Contact us for details and availability.

Do you have a Minangkabau Harimau Pencak Silat demonstration DVD?

A Black Triangle Silat demonstration DVD by Gur Scott McQuaid is currently in production. It is planned to be released in January 2013 and will be available through our online shop. Subscribe to our newsletter if you want to be informed about its release. Meanwhile, have a look at our videos for Harimau Silat demonstration.

Coming Soon DVD's:

  • Silek Harimau: The Minangkabau Art of War - release date January, 2013

Where can I buy the Dark Gift documentary?

Dark Gift: The Origins of Silek Harimau, a documentary on Harimau Pencak Silat, is available in our online shop. Pay with PayPal or credit card.

Do you train with weapons?

Yes, we train with various blades—pisau, karambit, keris, golok—and we also use the tongkat or escrima sticks.

Do you have ranks or belts?

The Black Triangle Silat tribe does not have yearly gradings, nor does it use a colored belt system. There are only two ranks—teacher and student, or pendekar and pesilat.

Do you sell uniforms or silat related weapons?

No, we do not sell uniforms or any martial art related weapons at the moment. However, plans to make them available on our website in the future are being made. Please check back regularly or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.