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Pentjak Silat’s 9 Deadliest Weapons

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Suryadi “Eddie” Jafri is one of the best-known instructors of the Indonesian martial art pentjak silat (also spelled pencak silat). Pentjak refers to the fighting movements, while silat means a “spiritual way.” Jafri’s style of pentjak silat, pera taki sendo, is a close-combat system using empty-hand techniques as well as traditional weapons. His system has
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Posted in Pentjak Silat.

Bersilat Weds Martial Arts and Dancing

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In Malaysia, they say a man is not really capable of defending himself against an attacker unless he knows something about bersilat. Its self-defense techniques date back to the early 15th century and today is still popular. The art enjoys such popularity that it can be practiced by anyone whether he’s 8 or 60 years
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Posted in Bersilat, Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Pentjak Silat, Southeast Asian Martial Arts History.

Silat: Indonesia and Malaysia’s Deadly Martial Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011

You are minding your own business, buying a newspaper at your local convenience store, when a belligerent drunk decides to take a punch at you simply because you met his stare for a second too long. What the drunk doesn’t know is that you are trained in the Indonesian martial art silat, and you are
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Posted in Pentjak Silat.