Silat is an one of popular self defense in Asia. It is considered as one of the better fighting style of self defense on the street. The main reason for this is the effectiveness of reach to the target. That is an official martial-art in Malaysia. Indeed this martial art has their own sports that known as Silat Olahraga (combat) and Silat Seni (performance). Parents send their kids to silat academy to learn this martial-art for many purposed such as discipline, respect, bravery and the main to learn personal defense purposes. mma
There are seven levels in silat training system. Each level is marks with the belt system (white, rare, brown, yellow, green, red, and black belt) to show the level of achievement succeeded by the students. Students must learn seven subject areas in every single level. One of the silat disciplines that known as ‘Buah Pukulan’ is considered as the best training system in silat. This kind of is because the subject majoring specifically to do it yourself defense. The students learn to receive attack from different size, height and weight of opponent. They will also will have to master how to receive strikes from different angles and the way to deal with with more than one opponent.
The silat exponents will also learn how to receive attacks with or without weapon. When ever the students achieved the red and black devices, they will learn how to fight and table attack using weapons such as keris, machete, dagger, knife, stick and many more. Furthermore, the silat students will be outfitted with psychology training how to control their sentiment when facing their adversary either in one on one or more than two opponents. The best way in self protection is to avoid any quarrel or fight. Nevertheless, if the silat exponents cannot avoid the close, they can choose either to manage their opponent with two options;
1. The first option is to fight without hurting their opponents. This is because the purpose of learning silat is to avoid clashes. Fighting techniques without injure the opponents will give them an possibility to apologize because of their mistakes to start out the fight. The best fighting style to be used is the keeping away from technique. Usually, this strategy will followed by table attack to opponent weakened limbs such as knee, knee, shoulder and arm.
2. The 2nd option is to attack before being attacked. This technique is employed to deal with with the armed competitors, or more than two peoples. This method would normally injure the challenger as an attack given to the killer parts of our body such as heart, ribs, stomach, eye and neck.
Thus, it is not a fairly easy decision for many silat experts to make in needy situation. This is because the motto of learning silat is ‘To Steer clear of the Fight Unless in Desperate Situation’.