Gariyan Silat originated in the jungles of north Malaysia in the 19th Century (modern day Perlis) when the Gariyan family branched from the larger Silat Patani. The goal of Gariyan Silat became distilling simple, practical and cunning self-defence techniques from its source, and removing the over-mystification of Pencak Silat that had occurred in the region. To this day, our style is methodical in remaining true to the same standards.
The Gariyan System covers many aspects of close quarters combat, including striking, grappling, joint and nerve manipulation, fighting with weapons or against weapons, multiple attackers, and de-escalation/escape techniques. Instructor Josh Grace draws not only from his lifelong training in Gariyan Silat, but from experience in both private security and military fields.
The system is designed from the ground up to deal with attackers who are larger, stronger, or outnumber you.
BEGINNER TO EXPERT
6PM WEEK NIGHTS
From Victim to Victor
Here is where the journey begins! No matter what your ability or fitness level, our open classes are the best tool to help you get fitter, safer, and skilled.
Focus On The Details
Are you looking to get more out of your training? Looking to develop a particular aspect of Silat? Book a private session with Instructor Josh Grace for undivided attention, so your skill can be honed even quicker.
Malaysian Army-Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja 2002-2012
-Close Personal Protection
-Close Quarters Combat Trainer
Civilian Close Protection Officer 2012-2014
-INFRONT Security (Personal Security)
-Asset Protection Officer
Gariyan Silat Instructor 2007-Present
Josh has been training in Silat since he was 3yrs old; learning alongside his siblings under the tutelage of his uncle Udai Salupaughn Gariyan, a Pendakar in the Gariyan Silat System. Bringing 30yrs of Silat, his experience of both military and civilian security work, and the respect for peoples different stories together, he has been passing on his knowledge for over a decade.
"Gariyan Silat has never just been about self defence through effective techniques. Rather, it's through the combination of fitness, mental resilience and and respect for your right to walk without fear that enables you to use those techniques in cases of conflict. Silat has kept me alive through struggles internal and external, and it's an honour and priviledge to lead others along this same path."
Gariyan Silat is a path to self improvement, iron discipline and forges the will to win in life or on the battlefield. The benefits to your mind and body ripple throughout your everyday activities. I cannot recommend Gariyan Silat highly enough!