Rhythm • Flow •Grounding • Balance • Harmony



White Crane Silat is a flowing, dance-like martial art practice that begins and ends in a circle, with the breath. We set a yogic mind and breathe open the heart, while cultivating active engagement with the world. We train our bodies without mirrors to develop our internal "feeling". We learn to get back up when we fall, and how to roll with it. Our nature inspired movements are novel, intentional, functional... and fun!

"Compassion brings humans closer to nature because compassion is the essence of the life force, the essence of growth, and the essence of healing." - Suhu Subur Rahardja

Friends with the Floor

"Maggie is dedicated and full of grace. She lives the practice - the layers. If you're looking to have an inner breakthrough, go to her class. She's 'totally awesome' to work with, among my best protégées - a California kung fu girl through and through." - Flora B, Bali, senior trainer




Women's Introductory Series
March 6 - April 3, 2018

Silat and Nature intensive
Autumn 2019

Group childcare available.

Women's Introductory series
SePTEmber 18 & 25, 2019

Group childcare available.

Maggie Dawson

Since 2003, Maggie Dawson trains worldwide with master teachers including two years in Indonesia under the tutelage of our grandmaster, Suhu Gunawan Rahardja. She is Marin County's exclusive White Crane Silat trainer. With a manner that is natural, lighthearted, grounded and precise, Maggie empowers each student with new physical options and expanding awareness.