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WOMEN TRAIN IN SILAT " FREE" EVERY WEDNSEDAY NIGHT

WOMEN TRAIN IN SILAT " FREE" EVERY WEDNSEDAY NIGHT

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BUNGA CANTIK PENCAK SILAT - USA

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I teach MMA, Pencak Silat, Western Boxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Garrison Fighting Knives and Hartsell Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.
 
I also teach Muay Thai under Daniel & Zina Docto of Muay Thai Missions located in Thailand.
 
My Grandfather in martial arts is Dan Inosanto.
 
I am the founder of Liahona Warrior Arts International.
 
I'm also the Founder of Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat
 
I also offer Personal Protection. My clients  are / have been Chris Webber, Debra Harry, Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Rudy Sarzo, Jonathon Richman, Tony Franklin,Blue Oyster Cult, Night Ranger, Seven Dust, Big & Rich, Aces Up, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Peter White !
 
( I was a Roadie / Securty Guard for Blue Oyster Cult from 1992 to 2009)
 
"DONT MISTAKE KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS"
(RIP my Friend,Mentor and Instructor, Larry Hartsell)
 
Served in the North Carolina Raliegh Mission 1987-1989
Married in the Sacramento LDS temple.
Former Captian in the Guardian Angels under Curtis Sliwa.
 
Currently serve in the UC Davis Fire Department and I'm a Security Officer at Red Lion ,Sacramento California
  
 
GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS !!!!! 12th Man  Forever!
 
 
GO DUKE BLUE DEVILS !!!!!!
 
 

 

Monday, December 31, 2012

"HAPPY NEW YEAR"
FROM ALL OF US AT
BUNGA CANTIK PENCAK SILAT CAMP
its finally the year..... 2013
Here is a picture of my brother Logan Twitchell (and  author Rocky Twitchell)  training in  Pencak Silat in the Sierra Buttes ,Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, CA.
We camped here and trained in Pencak Silat at our campsite for 3 days. We had great Mexican food the first night, Hamburgers on the 2nd night and finished the 3rd night with Steaks. Logan and I a great time sitting by the camp fire telling storys about our childhood,brothers, family and our time fighting in the boxing ring.Climbing the Butte was awesome !!! A direct ascension was impossible so we had to take the trails and follow guide posts.
 But as you can see the snow at the top of the mountain indicates COLD NIGHTS AND REALLY COLD MORNINGS. I almost froze to death each night !!!!! So next time we plan a trip here ,I'm going only when  there is NO SNOW on the peaks. LESSON LEARNED !!
( in the picture above we are standing at 6,000 ft elevation)
The Sierra Buttes is the mountian behind us in this picture.

 
 
This is the look out tower at the top. 8,591 ft elevation.
 39.59360 'N
120.64' W

View from the top


The Year 2013 will be a great year of Pencak Silat training and teaching !!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Be sure to join this fantastic web site featuring martial arts from around the world. Published by Azlan Ghanie in KL, Malaysia.

 
And be sure to read my article about training in San Francisco , CA with legend Rita Suwanda
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

AMAZING WOMEN OF SILAT/ MARTIAL ARTS the year of 12-12-12

The amazing Jen Para

  Jen Para is a ( Silat Malayu) Pencak Silat Instructor who has trained in Malaysia and currently teaches in Chicago, USA
Jen Para has an amazing ability to teach and apply techniques to both men and women with her Silat skills. You need to know that Jen has traveled to Malaysia for specialized training on many occasions and is the perfect example of a true martial artist who steps out of the comfort zone and learns what it takes to be a real master !




Amina Jindani

Amina is from England and currently teaches ( Silat Malayu) Pencak Silat and Eastern Esoteric Chakra techniques in Malaysia . Amina has lived in Malaysia for over 21 years ! How many of you can say you have lived in a foreign country for over 21 years learning and teaching Silat??


Amina Jindani
Silat Instructor in Malaysia




My Mande Muda Pencak Silat Instructor Rita Suwanda


My  JKD/ KALI Instructor Barbara Dalla Riva (  & Willie Laureano )


                                           My Instructor June Castro (8th Degree Black Belt)





My Instructor Thai Hang Le



                                              Thai Hang Le of Sacramento Vovinam Viet Vo Dao
Thai Hang Le  teaches and owns her own martial arts school in Sacramento, CA
Thai Hang has traveled to Vietnam and trained with the founders of Vovinam and traveled to Germany teaching the art of Vovinam. Well traveled means well skilled !


Special Note :


In the world of martial arts I have meet some of the most amazing Instructors. But nothing amazes me more than women who spend a lifetime dedicated to studying/training  in martial arts and becoming just as good as any man in the martial arts! ( if not better ) I have never been taught nor agree that men are better in martial arts than women. Women bring balance to martial arts training and teaching. In fact 2 of my best Instructors are women (Black Belt, June Castro and Rita Suwanda.Women rarely bring the "ego" into a school and are sometimes better able to teach and train a student than a man.Women add many great things to the world of martial arts.  So many I cannot list here.Just a few facts I thought  I would share on 12-12 -12...women bring balance in the martial arts !! Believe it or not, like it or not, but its the truth !

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NAVICULA- BALI/ USA




On 12/3/12 I got to hang out with Navicula at KDVS in Davis California on their USA tour !!
NAVICULA ROCKS !!!!
Thanks to Lakota Moria

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

December 2nd 2012
Gamelan Sekar Jaya performed at Sacramento State University
Capistrano Hall
What a great show ! I was able to go backstage and meet many of the performers of the Gamelan group.

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Rocky Twitchell and my new friend and Pencak Silat student Zukhrofi Muzar
or " Ofi " as I call him.....!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My first article in SENI BELADIRI Magazine , Malaysia. November 2008.
I paid respects to my Instructor Dan Inosanto for giving  me the strength, courage and support to follow my dream of learning, teaching and growing in the martial art of Pencak Silat. If it wasnt for Dan Inosanto's support and ecouragement  in my early years of studying Pencak Silat,I would not have continued to perform demos or study this fantastic martial art from South East Asia. Guro Dan has an original copy of this magazine and was thrilled to read it and told me it was well written and he was extremly proud  of  my accoplishments!



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cartoon picture of Rocky Twitchell of Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat ( Liahona Warrior Arts logo on the street sign ) WAY COOL........although Richard Styrsky had this pose the artist put my face  and body with Richards pose......still a great picture....!!!

A Journey Through Time by Willem deThouars

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FOUR ELEMENTS OF BOOM 2012....soon to be released !

In the up -coming  YOU TUBE movie " FOUR ELEMENTS OF BOOM" .I play the character of Jin Chao.  I play the part of  a Pencak Silat Master who  matches fighting skills  with  " Frolo" a Hip Hop Jitsu Master.This movie is a comedy but has  some great old time Kung Fu action just like the old Kung Fu movies you used to watch on TV in the late 1970's ! My fight scenes contain fighting using Pencak Silat against Scratching, Break Dancing...e.t.c

Pencak Silat vs. Hip Hop Jitsu

Details on the November 2012 release  of "FOUR ELEMENTS OF BOOM" will be coming soon............

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jen Para ! One of the best martial artist's on the planet!

All my Silat brothers & sisters have a Happy and safe 2012 Holiday Season


All my Silat Brothers & Sisters,Family & Friends
have a Happy and Safe 2012 Holiday Season
From all of us at Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat
Sacramento California, USA 95864


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Kuntao Silat Instructor has written a new book !
William De Thouras
http://eurekaproductions.tv

Monday, November 5, 2012

BUNGA CANTIK PENCAK SILAT
"Beautiful,yet deadly"
Men-Women-Children
Every Wednesday Night 8pm to 9pm
Sacramento , CA
Call 916-747-3694

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA LET'S HOST THE MOVIE " The Bladed Hand " featuring martial artists from the Filipino community!
SEE THE TRAILER @

Friday, October 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO PENCAK SILAT CLASS

                                              SACRAMENTO PENCAK SILAT CLASS

NAVICULA

My good friends and Grunge Rockers from Bali , NAVICULA will be touring California from November 30th to December 5th, 2012.I'm trying to help them book some extra shows in Northern California. Help me pass the word  and lets book some shows !

http://www.Naviculamusic.com/




http://www.Naviculamusic.com/



Thursday, October 25, 2012

SILAT TV

GREAT SITE TO MEET LIKE MINDED SILAT PLAYERS  !!!


A recent video I made....

Big & Rich and other fantastic poeple I have meet!!

Recently I was blessed with the chance to meet my Country Music heros Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy. Saturday August 4th, 2012. What a great day !

My martial arts training has taught me pursue my dreams and make those dreams come true !!!!


Here are some other great friends I have made over the years ! Country Music Stars, Famous founders and martial artists !!!

COWBOY TROY
CURTIS SLIWA
DAN MILLMAN author of " Way of the Peaceful Warrior"


Art Miraflor



James Hong AKA "David Lo Pan"


 My Instructor, DAN INOSANTO

Tony Franklin ,Bass player for the FIRM


BARBARA & WILLIE

Art, Mike, Carlito, Harry, Ocsar

WADE WILLIAMS

MY BEST FRIEND, MENTOR & INSTRUCTOR LARRY HARTSELL
"Rest in peace my friend"
1942-2007

Indonesia Day 2012

I was honored to perform Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat for the 9th time at Indonesia Day 2012. I was also honored to perform for Rennie Saunders and his students at this event as well.




INDONESIA DAY 2012




Rocky Twitchell saluting the great audience.....









Rocky Twitchell displaying the Golok........

Greetings from Sacramento, CA

Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat -USA
Greetings from Rocky Twitchell ! I have been studying Pencak Silat since 1995. My first introduction to Pencak Silat was through a student named Arturo in Elk Grove California. Arturo was a guest introducing Silat to Karate students. I was hooked when I saw him perform his graceful Jurus in his Sarong. Larry Hartsell and Dan Inosanto would later propel me further into the study of many styles of Pencak Silat.
William De Thouras had a major influence in my Silat in the late 1990's as well.
Currently I train with Joel Champ of Seni Gayong

& Rita Suwanda of Mande Muda

& also Dan Mattos of Kuntao Silat Hawaii

I'm deeply humbled and grateful for the many Silat Instructors I have trained with over the years. I look foward to training and keeping my goals worthy and fitting to be a Silat Instructor under these great individuals.
In the year 2005 I founded Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat ( Beautiful Flower Pencak Silat)
The movments we demonstrate  look fluid and graceful but the self protection aspects of the Bunga Cantik are extremly deadly.
I teach Pencak Silat every Wednseday Night from 8pm to 9pm in Sacramento, CA
Please feel free to contact Rocky Twitchell @  916-747-3694
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