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Pentjak Silat’s 9 Deadliest Weapons

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Suryadi “Eddie” Jafri is one of the best-known instructors of the Indonesian martial art pentjak silat (also spelled pencak silat). Pentjak refers to the fighting movements, while silat means a “spiritual way.” Jafri’s style of pentjak silat, pera taki sendo, is a close-combat system using empty-hand techniques as well as traditional weapons. His system has
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European Martial Arts: Where Combat Sports and Military Training Collide

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Asian martial arts have received a tremendous amount of exposure in the past century and are now almost universally known. Meanwhile, we in the West have neglected many of our own martial arts traditions, which in some cases have fallen into obscurity—much as the Asian systems had at the end of the 19th century.
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Posted in Boxing, Chinese Martial Arts, Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Grappling, Japanese Martial Arts, Projectile Weapons, Tai Chi, Western Martial Arts History, Wrestling.