Silat Buah

Silat Buah
Silat Buah is generally practiced in semiseclusion. Here, the secret moves are passed on from master to disciple under a vow of secrecy. Various forms of Silat Buah can be found throughout the narrow peninsula of Malaysia, but the most popular forms are fist and finger striking, grappling and using locks, throws and various grips and a spectacular style that utilizes high leaps and flying kicks.

Silat Buah is rarely shown in public. Buah means “fruit”, implying that part of Silat which is useful. It is actually applications or techniques for self defense. Every move, physical or mental is consistent with a certain belief system and fighting rationale, making it a devastating self defense system.

In this type of silat, buah is a method to teach the practical application of ‘combat strategies’ to take down, and lock arm opponent. Buah are ‘combat scenario’, which to rehearse a series of strips of combative behavior and premeditated responses. The strips are found in bunga, and hence buah teaches the application – buah is fruit of the flower in the garden of silat. To execute a takedown, or lock arm opponent, an entry against a preconfigured attack is required in the form of a technique that puts the opponent in a position to the pesilat where a limb, the head or torso can be struck and manipulated into a compromising position to give the pesilat advantage. Buah is less graceful than bunga but the moves are executed without brute force, appearing effortless.
Silat Buah

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