Sindo

Sindo is a modern form of Indonesian silat which is a combination of practical self defence, combat martial art and the internal martial arts. Founded and lead by Kak Jimmy Thaibsyah who has trained in various martial arts since 1972. Thaibsyah studied with the founder of Kateda and the two arts are similar but nonetheless distinct. Sindo has avoided the notoriety of Kateda. Jimmy Thaibsyah...

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Kuntao

Kuntao is a term from the Hokkien Chinese dialect meaning Way of the Fist (similar to Chuan Fa, or Fist Technique). Purely Chinese kuntao styles exist in China and Taiwan, but kuntao styles have been spread for centuries by merchants and other travelling Chinese people. You can find kuntao styles in Indonesia, Malaysia (particularly Borneo), the Philippines (where it is often called Kuntaw),...

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List of Silat Styles

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles Silat (also called Pencak Silat} refers to a family of martial arts native to South-East Asia (primarily Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Southern Philippines). In Indonesia: Silat Kalimah One of...

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Silat History

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles The beginning of formalized martial arts in Southeast Asia can be traced back to India and China. Traders and settlers from both lands have long been living in the region and provided the basis...

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Pencak Silat Glossaries

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles Ajaran budi pekerti luhur The meaning of this term is the teaching of noble mind and character. According to the perception of the local and ethnic communities of Nusantara, philosophy ...

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Silat Esoteric Spiritual Core

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles No system of traditional Silat is complete without strong spiritual training. Known as “Kebatinin” or “Llmu,” it is considered very important so that the student may be...

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Silat Use of Weapons

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles Of course, the classical study of Pentjak Silat demands that the trainee learn to wield the traditional weapons such as the knife, the stick, the staff, the tjabang (branch), the short sword,...

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Silat Fighting Multiple Opponents

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles All serious styles of Pentjak Silat teach the student to consider multiple opponents. The student maintains the awareness of these multiple assailants while participating in solo training ...

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Silat Self Defense

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles Self Defense Verses Sport and The Old verses the New There is a movement today where the various governments in Southeast Asia are trying to organize Pentjak Silat on national and regional...

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What is Silat

The Silat | What is Silat | Silat History | Silat Self Defense | Silat Use of Weapons | Fighting Multiple Opponents | Esoteric Spiritual Core | Pencak Silat Glossaries | List of Silat Styles The world’s largest archipelago stretches like a huge scimitar from Malaysia to New G uinea comprised of more than 13,000 islands and is home to a deadly fighting art known as...

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