Jim Ingram's Amerindo Self-Defense System
Jim Ingram's system of self-defense is largely based on the Indonesian martial art of penjak silat. Penjak Silat, or silat for short, is a martial art that is actually indigenous not just to Indonesia, but also to Malaysia and the Southern Philippines. In Indonesia it is called Pentjak or Pencak Silat. In Malaysia it is known as Bersilat. In the Southern Philippines it is called Kali-Silat. Variations of the art are found throughout Southeast Asia.
The word Silat originated from the Indonesian word Kilat, which means lightning. A practitioner's goal is to reach a skill level where one strikes his opponent with lightning speed.
A strike should be felt, not seen.