Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Grand master Nengah Sukama preparing for display of silat in Bali.

Yes i m talking abt Pentjak Silat, one of the most interesting and deadly martial arts from the archipalego. There r no specific steps and discipline in this art, i mean every region has its own speciality and is very closely guarded martial art. Unlike other forms of martial arts, the guru doesnt passes the knowledge to anybody just like that. Out of all the regions i like the one in east java. I have already expressed my desire to one of my colleague in Jakarta to take me there and introduce me to the guru, as its very important to be introduced by someone the guru knows and trusts, but still his agreement wud depend on his frame of mind then. If he agrees then i will use my remaining leaves in the end of the year and learn this art.

10 comments:

Keshi said...

wow very interesting! I guess one needs to be quite fit to learn it?

Keshi.

southpaw said...

@Keshi
The routine practice of that art makes u fit and then gradually u just keep mastering the entire form...If you see those indonesians especially from the mountains they r very very tough, coz every one out of five practice this either in the form of martial arts or folk dance...

ishita said...

fascinating stuff!! hope u get to do this :)

southpaw said...

@Ishita
Only if the guru accepts...

starry nights said...

interesting and facinating.

Keshi said...

wow I wanna learn it too :)

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

At the risk of appearing ignorant, I will say that I did not even know what that is until I read the post!

Good luck!

Southpaw unplugged said...

@Lalitha
Yeah it is...

@Keshi
Sure u must, if u happen to know any indonesian they'll tell u there r many female gurus also of this art...:)

@Solitaire
I dont see any risk of appearing ignorant coz noone's supposed to know everything on the earth, we all find out new things everynow and then.
Thanks anyway...

shooting star said...

i didnt know about this martial art form...so quite informative post..and all the best to you.. ull definitely impress the guru...

Southpaw unplugged said...

@Sush
Just like savate in France, this is also a closely guarded fierce form of martial arts...