Self defense moves is one of the critical aspects one needs to master in order to face emergency situation such as robbery. The unarmed and practical self defense technique that trained in martial arts will help him or her to face this emergency situation. The self defense technique that used in this situation is called as Buah Pukul or Buah Pukulan in silat.
Buah Pukul is a self defense technique or the most important skill in silat that required one to receive the attack first (either by avoiding, blocking, or catching) followed by counter attack with fist to the opponent either using bare hand or weapon. Buah pukul can be done with two or more opponent in any silat training.
The practical self defense techniques in silat derived from Bunga (which teach the exponent how to master the defensive and striking position), Jurus (which includes the art of attack and defense), Belebat (which teach the students to art of the defensive and counter attack movements) and Tapak (the routine on how to destroy your enemy through step pattern movements) subjects. The students will learn self defense moves with bare hand first before moving to weaponry system in seventh level of silat syllabus.
Self defense fighting will become easy once the silat exponent knows how to combine all the subjects learned in silat in order to chose a perfect strike and technique while facing the enemy. Thus, hours of training of buah pukulan will not only make the exponent master the silat skills but it also will upgrade the inner spirit to face opponent no matter what size they are. Here are the buah pukul syllabuses that silat exponent will learn in silat training system;
1. First level (white belt) – the student will learn the vocabulary and type of strikes.
2. Second level (blue belt) – the student needs to understand the use of every strike.
3. Third level (brown belt) – the student need to apply the strike in silat moves.
4. Fourth level (yellow belt) – application of self defense strikes face to face with the opponent, silat exponent needs to exchange few strikes with the opponent.
5. Fifth level (green belt) – the application on how to strike the opponent continuously and how to exchange few strikes with the opponent.
6. Sixth level (red belt) – application of self defense strikes face to face with the opponent using weapon.
7. Seventh level (black belt) – analysis or synthesis of practical self defense with weapon or bare hand.
Even though the principle of every self defense or martial art is different between each other, the hour’s time invested in training will determine how far one has achieved in his or her training. The secret of fast moves and strikes in buah pukulan lay down on the knowledge gained from all the techniques mentioned above. Thus, it is up to each exponent to choose the best self defense moves that suite with his or her needs.