Silat for the Street 21st Century Book by Burton Richardson - Budovideos
Silat for the Street 21st Century Book by Burton Richardson - Budovideos
Silat for the Street 21st Century Book by Burton Richardson - Budovideos
Silat for the Street 21st Century Book by Burton Richardson - Budovideos

Silat for the Street 21st Century Book by Burton Richardson (Preowned)

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Imagine you wanted to gather a group of experts to collaborate in making the most complete, effective ground fighting system for extreme street self-defense. What arts would you draw these experts from? You would certainly want a highly experienced BJJ black belt. How about a successful MMA coach who had cornered world champions? Since we are talking street, you would want a renowned JKD instructor. And an expert in the weapons-based Filipino martial arts, preferably one of the original Dog Brothers.

You would probably also want a southeast Asian silat expert who specialized in the most vicious and functional portions of the art. And you would definitely want a Krav Maga instructor who actually pressure-tested all the gun disarms against world class combat athletes. Let’s also include an experienced scientist to oversee the whole process to ensure that every theory is taken into the lab and tested in a valid way. Well, Burton Richardson is all of the above.


  • Learn from Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer Burton Richardson
  • Pressure tested instead of theoretical
  • Everything is performed against a resisting partner, not with a static, cooperative feeder.
  • Functional pistol and knife defense is prioritized
  • Why you must Always Expect A Weapon!
  • Learn how expecting a weapon changes your positional priorities
  • Learn the difference between “dangerous to grapple” scenarios and “safe to grapple” scenarios.
  • Prioritizes chokes, as a well-placed choke can stop anyone, regardless of their mental state.
  • Train to defend against bites, eye gouges, throat grabs, and groin strikes while learning how to use them when necessary.
  • Honest advice on the always difficult multiple opponent situations.

Burton earned his BJJ Black Belt in 2006 under BJJ and MMA world champion Egan Inoue. MMA coach to Egan and brother Enson Inoue, along with UFC star Chris Leben. He is a full instructor in JKD and FMA under legend Guro Dan Inosanto. Burton is the leading functional silat master, testing everything against MMA fighters. He earned his Krav Maga instructor credentials in 2014 under IDF soldier of the year Nir Maman. Burton is in the exclusive Black Belt Magazine Hall Of Fame and was selected as their 2015 self-defense instructor of the year.

Underlying all of this is Burton's foundation as a scientist. He won the science award at Carson high school, graduated from USC in biological sciences, and was a researcher at UCLA medical center where he worked in a lab studying multiple sclerosis. This scientific mindset leads him to test EVERY technique in rigorous sparring. For Burton, everything is theory until it has been thoroughly tested in the laboratory of hard sparring or actual fighting.

And that is why his BJJ For The Street program is exceptional. 

None of the self-defense techniques are done statically. In sport jiu-jitsu, the competitors train by drilling and sparring each and every technique. Sparring is essential. But when most people learn the “self-defense” aspect of jiu-jitsu, there is no sparring at all. Burton Richardson is on a mission to change this. 

Functional skill is developed through sparring, so all the self-defense techniques in the BJJ For The Street program are sparred in a safe manner to ensure that actual fighting skill against a resisting opponent is developed. It's not enough to know the mechanics of a functional gun disarm, you need to develop the skill to apply the technique against someone who's fighting back against you. 

Richardson’s motto is “Pressure test everything!” This book shows the results of his in depth scientific testing in a highly organized, step by step, easy to follow format. Richardson’s wish is that everyone who enjoys the benefits that grappling has to offer is also well-versed in the practical extreme self-defense application of the art. Winning championships is nice, but saving yourself or loved ones from a This book will help everyone interested in pressure-tested self-defense to understand the difference between BJJ for sport and BJJ For The Street!

Customer Reviews

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Bruce Bernstein
Excellent Book-5 Stars

I have much experience in martial arts but no knowledge of silat.
This is an excellent, very practical overview of silat that is extremely well written that shows its self defense applications. Highly recommended.