Thursday, December 14, 2006

WEAPONS IN SILAT

Along with the human body, Silat employs the usage of several martial arts weapons. The primary weapon of most pesilat is the keris or dagger. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the keris has a reputation equal to the katana in Japan. Some keris were even said to give the owner supernatural powers. Other weapons include the sword (pedang), broadsword (golok), axe (kapak), cleaver (parang), spear (lembing), truncheon (tjabang), fan (kipas), staff and the Chinese sword. Even the Japanese sword is used in some Indonesian styles, probably an import from the Middle Ages.

1 Comments:

At 2:42 AM, Blogger zxcvop said...

salaam akhi. nice to have found you on the web. i might be coming next month to kelantan due to being the last Islamic province in malaysia and being a Muslim id love to be around my brothers. im from the philippines and id like to divide my trip (1 month inshaAllaah) in training and learning Quran.
Please guide me on what different styles of silat are available and their applicability (reality or sports oriented or etc) and some good madrasahs in order to learn The Glorious Qur'an. May Allaah reward you in full brother. masalaam

 

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