The kind of popularity and recognition Silat for self defense moves has received from all over the world is astonishing. Silat instructors and gurus are establishing Silat clubs and training schools for acquainting people with this form of martial art. People have also accepted this Malay art form and have shown great interest in learning it further.
Setting up of Pencak Silat Federation of the United Kingdom, Pencak Silat Bongkot of France and Silat Federation of United Kingdom are great evidences of Silat growth and expansion in different parts of the world. Silat is coming up as a great art form for self defense and protection.
Many years back, to get into a Silat training school was among the most difficult tasks, because the gurus or the mahagurus used to choose their students of their own. High moral values and intense desire to learn Silat were two traits, which Silat gurus shortlisted their students on.
But today, the time has changed and so has the selection process. Now, all you require for learning Silat is your desire. If you want to master this art form, then join Silat clubs available nearest to your house and learn something absolutely amazing and significant.
When you’ll join a Silat club you will learn some of the following Silat moves and tactics.
– Lawi ayam or a sickle
– Pedang or a sword
– Belantan or a cudgel
– Kris or a short wavy dagger
– Tali or a rope
– Tongkat or a walking stick made of hardwood
– Badik or a dagger with straight cutting edge
– Tekpi or a trisula
The curriculum may vary in different clubs or schools, but most of it will definitely include the ones mentioned above.
Learning this art form will surely be one of the greatest experiences of you life.