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  • Pertempuran (CQC silat)

    Pencak Silat Pertempuran or PSP (Combat Silat) is an Indonesian combatives system that utilizes deadly effective empty hands and weapons based tactics.

    The system approach is holistic, including scientific (utilizing reciprocal learning techniques, principles of physics, and biofeedback drilling), artistic, and spiritual.

    Combat Silat is a *campuran silat system based on several different systems of silat primarily. It is a single art, with a singular approach from A-Z. It is codified, direct and scientific in its approach to personal combat. The heart of Combat Silat comes from Pencak Silat Pamur and the wisdom contained in elements of its structure.

    Pencak Silat Pertempuran?s primary combat ?flavor? is the understanding of the relationship between the adversary and the pesilat and the realization that without that relationship there is no combat. As such, Combat Silat utilizes a series of Ales (evasions) and Masukan (entries) that allow you to have a reference point for techniques, based on your position in relationship to the adversary?s. Essentially, Combat Silat is a navigation system for personal combat.

    Additionally, the structure of Combat Silat is unique as well. It is a simple modular approach, which means that one piece directly leads to the next piece of the system. Once the core system is understood, modules may be mixed and matched according to necessity. It can be a very adaptable and very dynamic system. The only real limitation is the individual practitioner of Combat Silat.

    To continue, when taught, the basic positions are numbered one through eight. This applies to all core material. The numbering system is such that all number one methods work together (in the core system), all number two methods, all number three methods and so on throughout the system (the exception are those elements beyond the core 1-8). This allows a pesilat to be able to instantly reference their hand and leg position and know what methods are available from their respective positions. This offers great flexibility and learning potential because the pesilat always has a point of reference to begin the next technique or element.... This is reflected in the silat saying; *Langkah dari batu ke batu or stepping from stone to stone.

    As a pesilat continues throughout the core system, each new level of learning adds one more link to the chain. For instance, the third level of the system is *Tangkapan. This is where the student begins learning how to counter if a hand entry fails to hit its target. They begin as they always have, utilizing the same eight Ales and all previous Masukan, they learn to check an adversary?s free hand, pass from inside to outside and outside to inside, catch from all core Ales, and finally to trap. All of which use a corresponding numerical system. To use an analogy, it is similar to the approach of building. You first start with the foundation, next the walls, roof, electrical, plumbing, windows, doors and finally, paint.

    This takes place all the way through the system. As a result, the structure of Combat Silat is simple to learn and quickly brings pesilat (students of silat) up to combat speed.

    However, the numbering system is just a method for learning. Later, the Combat Silat system really begins to shine when the pesilat begin mixing the numbers, i.e., doing Hand Entry One with Leg Entry Five. Additionally, modules may be skipped entirely. This opens up completely new territories of material for the practitioners to explore. Further, the jurus-jurus of Combat Silat take that a step further and give you a tool for extracting new techniques through the study of the movements of the jurus-jurus and the combinations of parts of jurus-jurus put together.

    It is also important to understand that all the materials taught are foundational materials. In other words, a pesilat studying Level 7 *(Tingkat Tujuh) is really only learning the most basic of material for that level. None of the levels are ?advanced,? but rather; teach a limited set of introductory materials about a given subject. Why not teach advanced materials as a student advances? Advanced materials are largely not necessary in combat and a student, once they have the understanding of the foundational elements, should be able to ?find? advanced methods through their own study and thereby personalize Pencak Silat Pertempuran. For instance, I primarily teach a basic set of bent arm lever Kuncian (see the Chapter on Kuncian). However, there are many more kuncian that can be learned or taught and the pesilat should, once they have the basic tools, be able to discover many more or add them to the foundation they already have if they choose to.

    Lastly, though a pesilat can develop quick combat skills, using our training methods of bunga and permainan a pesilat has the opportunity to increase in their depth of skill indefinitely.

    The core categories of study available in Pencak Silat Pertempuran are: Empty Hands, Weapons, and Ground Fighting. These three core categories are broken into smaller (sub catagories) areas of study. These include:

    Anfal Dasar (Basics) Ales (Evasion) Masukan (Entries) Tangkapan (Catching) Kuncian (Locking) Timbilan (Takedowns) Totokan (Destructions) Pembasmian (Eradication) Harimau (Ground Fighting) Langkah (Stepping) Jurus-jurus (Movements) Bunga (Flower) Latihan Berpasangan (Partner Drills)

    Within these sub-categories are further sub-categories of study, which include a wide variety for the pesilat.


    Edited by me... *Italics mine. See also: