Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Harimau Silat Tuo

o The Sumatran Tiger is revered throughout Southeast Asia for its spiritual magnificense, strength, agility and ferocity.

o These are some of the characteristics and attributes which embody Pencak Silat Harimau.

o The actions of the Sumatran tiger includes: clawing, tearing, catching, gripping, maneuvering to the ground, springing from the gournd, as well as maintaining a strong base from which it can leap up to six feet or more. These actions and movements enable the practitioner to be able to stalk, trap and overcome adversaries at will.

o From the ground, the Harimau practitioner is able to leap. kick & use a devastating array of attacks, with sweeps and leg locks to disable his or her adversaries.

o At times the Harimau fighter tends to disappear from sight, or a clear view, maintaining low stances, utilizing ground fighting and leaping with pivoting and leg trapping movements, catching opponents neck, arms and legs.

o Low combat positions enable practitioners to spring quickly and forcefully upon the attacker with terrifying ferocity.


Blogger Edward Ott said...

excellent article on the sumatran tiger and Silat.

8:06 AM  
Blogger ISF STAFF said...

This article comes from www.SilatUSA.com, official website of the International Silat Federation of America.

The Instructor in the picture (to the left) is Bapak Waleed.


11:17 AM  

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