Jan 29, 2011

Silat Kuntau Tekpi

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While we're on joint locking, let's have a look at the Malaysian art of Silat Kuntau Tekpi. Silat is renowned for its rich repertoire of sophisticated locks and throws, and this clip shows how how some of these are executed within Silat Kuntau Tekpi. The name of this art is unique because Kuntau is the Malay word for Kungfu, and normally Silat and Kungfu are not mixed together. In this case, the founder of the art, used the word Kuntau to mean hard techniques. Hard as in going in hard when soft techniques do not work. Tekpi is the Malay word for a three prong truncheon, similar to the Japanese Sai, the primary weapon of this style of Silat.

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