Silat refers to a collection of martial arts of South Asia. Silat has developed in a region where tribal warfare, hunting activities are common. The tribes claim ownership, trade routes and even engaged in cannibalism. The tribes also fought as a group in a way that allowed them to capture large animals. They expect a guy to walk away from teammates, and multiple attackers used knives, sticks and other weapons to topple the victim.
Furthermore, half of the scale of this martial art, Silat also developed an area where often a prey to the invasion of outside forces. China, Japan and also attacked the Dutch in Indonesia and surrounding areas. Silat players learn to defend themselves against these outside forces, but also learn from them. Silat is also a lot of immigration from China. Silat practical experiences and to adapt the art of Chinese brought with them. Thus, Silat includes their version of Kung Fu, Tai Chi and other forms of martial arts.
There are many different forms of Silat. Some Silat forms are completely focused on survival in dangerous situations. Others are more cultural in nature. There are forms of Silat are used for sport. These types of Silat sport do not use more lethal technology. Although participants can enjoy a good competition with others in the village, would not break their arms or kill them. Another cultural form of Silat is used as a challenge to the ritual of preparation. These types of Silat often include techniques that can be useful in combat. Instead, they are flashy and fun to watch.
However, half the battle Silat is very deadly. Environment that allows artists not developed Silat is fair game. In life and death situation, the attackers are not going to follow the rules and operators Silat could not afford either. Thus, Silat focuses on technologies that would bring the opponent down quickly. bone breaking strikes and strikes are common, joint manipulation and pressure point strikes. Silat also developed techniques to deal with multiple attackers. Operators needed in order to break one of the attackers quickly and then rapidly removed, so that it can deal with other attackers at once.
Silat training can take many different forms, the school where you teach it. In some schools teach Silat in much the same form as teaching Chinese or Japanese martial arts school. Others use the conceptual style of teaching and still others focus more on sparring.
As the continuing need for convenience, usually Silat also very flexible. If something is proven to be useful and profitable, quickly made use of by-products Silat artists. Similarly, if something is not useful to order this Silat. This adaptability can be seen today that teachers often Silat directing students to maintain balance and counter balance techniques and the use of traditional weapons such as knives and sticks.