Guru Mike Casto will be holding an Anjing Gembala Pencak Silat gathering in Atlanta Georgia the weekend of May 16th and 17th.
AGPS is a system of martial arts, primarily drawing from Indonesian Pencak Silat, intended to quickly provide students with physical tools to protect themselves and others and to provide a deep understanding of the principles that make those tools functional.
It focuses on close range combatives with and without weapons. It was developed by Guru Mike Casto based on over thirty-five years of martial arts training and his experiences with protecting people in his personal life and as a security professional.
Contact Scott Theriot for payment and hotel information.
Pre-Register by March 1st, 2015
Pre Register Rate
1 day: $100
2 days: $180
Post Register Rate
1 day: $130
2 days: $200
We will be going out to dinner on Saturday and Sunday night! Location to be determined closer to the event.
Guru Mike started training in martial arts in 1978 and trained in Tae Kwon Do as a child then in Okinawan Goju-Ryu. Since February 1995 Guru Mike has been focused on close range combatives, especially Indonesian and Filipino martial arts. He trained extensively with Guru Ken Pannell in Sikal and has a deep understanding of the realities of weapon usage and defense. He specializes in joint locks and balance disruption and has used his training in the "real world" to protect himself and others both as a "good samaritan" and while working as a security professional.
Martial Arts Ranks & Achievements
•Sikal — 2nd Level Instructor (Guru Dua / Lakan Dalawa)
•Shen Chuan — 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Master Instructor
•Cacoy Doce Pares — 7th Degree Black Belt (Master)◦Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Exemplary Dedication to Doce Pares" - 2008
◦Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Outstanding Law Enforcement Instructor" - 2010
◦Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Outstanding Dedication to FMA" - 2012
◦Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Valuable Cacoy Doce Pares Master Award" - 2014
•AGPS — Developer/Founder
•Author of "A Pondering of Principles"
Applications from Entry Juru on Bridging Langkah
Applications from Striking Juru on Bridging Langkah
Foundation Langkah footwork
Foundation Langkah with Basic Hands
Balance Disruption Points
Mass in Motion Juru
Mass in Motion applications on Bridging Langkah
Leg Compressions on Bridging Langkah
Control Juru applications on Bridging Langkah