Jul 9, 2010

Pencak Silat Cimande Macan Guling

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To kick off a fascinating new series on the intriguing art of Silat, we have a clip on a beautifully performed Macan Guling (Rolling Tiger) form from Pencak Silat Cimande of West Java. In contrast to the rigid forms of many martial arts, Silat forms tend to be highly fluid and even spontaneous. Note the pointed intent and total concentration of the performer throughout, a sign of higher level martial achievement. This and similar forms were until recently secret but thanks to magnanimous gurus, intrepid western documentors and modern technology, we can now watch them in comfort from our computers.

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