Isnin, 2 Ogos 2010

Silat - Malaysia's Traditional Martial Arts


As with many Martial Arts styles, learning silat is not just about fighting. While learning Silat, one learns the mental or spiritual aspects of life, self-defense, the fighting techniques, and the culture of the people the art originated from. For more traditional schools, this includes having a uniform that is based off the Malaysia culture, rather than the Japanese or Chinese one that most people see in Martial Arts. In addition, the schools will have their own "dance", which is composed of movements from their particular style. It is a way to distinguish one style of silat from another.

Silat has a strong influence of learning from the environment. Many of the movements will reflect animals that you will find in nature moreso than some of the other Martial Arts. One of the most important animals to them was the tiger, being seen by the culture as a symbol of importance. Thus, one will find the movements in Silat to be explosive and aggressive bursts of attacks.

In ancient times, Silat was as much a part of their lives as any other form of education and prepared young men for adulthood. Because of this, there is a strong emphasis in this art on self-defense. This emphasis is what has made Silat spread through Europe and now the United States.

When watching a Silat practioner, one will notice that the artist starts at a much lower stance than most other Martial Arts. In many forms, the practioner will actually go down on one or both knees to gain the advantage. Each step will not only move the fighter but also turn the angle of their body, thus constantly changing and protecting different zones from their attacker.

Silat's growing popularity has brought forward several forms within the Western world based on this system. The more known and unique examples of these emphasis the use of small knives, which is one of many weapons seen in a silat arsenal.

4 ulasan:

Ain berkata...

masa study dulu, pernah buat assigment pasal silat nie....

didalamnya penuh dengan ciri2 keislaman, pantang larang dan disiplin diri.....

akak pun berhajat untuk hantar anak2 belajar silat kalau ada peluang satu hari nanti....

Si Bohemian berkata...
Ulasan ini telah dialihkan keluar oleh pengarang.
Si Bohemian berkata...

SILAT =

SIM : Syahadah
YA : YAQIN
LAM : LA ILA HA ILLALLAH, Muhammad Rasullullah.
TA : TAUHID ...

Maka, sesiapa yang benar-benar BERSILAT ,mereka mengenal akan iman...

P/S : Solat dan silatlah kamu, sebelum kamu disolat dan disilatkan...

Jamiel berkata...

warisan budaya..
biar kekal untuk ank cucu..generasi akan dtg..