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Competition Maneuvers of Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (V)

Rapid Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Book 27, 2003: 44-45)

© O'ong Maryono

Demonstrated by Abdul Karim Jabad, national coach and trainer KPS Nusantara (Manila, The Philippines)

Here we will continue exploring the KPS Nusantara competition maneuvers proceeding with the fifth sequel or jurus pertandingan V, as performed by Abdul Karim Jabad coach KPS Nusantara at Rizal Memorial Stadium Manila, and pencak silat coach of the national team of the Philippines. Again it should be noticed that there are many similarities with the maneuvers in the previous jurus pertandingan and that the differences mostly lies in the order of movements resulting in different degrees of difficulty.

Defense Tactics

The pesilat stands in stand-by position I (fig. 1) before moving to standing position XII (sikap dua belas: fig. 2) This standing position signals that the pesilat is ready to fight. From this position the pesilat enters into action by slowly opening the left and right palm, the body turning around with the right leg moving to the fore from the back side in the so-called “stealing step forward” position (sikap tiga) as to invite the opponent to attack (fig. 3). Subsequently, the pesilat completes the body’s turn and the returns to standing position XII (slewah) (fig. 4). From this position the pesilat can decide to attack the opponent.

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Attack Tactics

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From standing position XII (slewah) the pesilat advances with a right front kick flap (fig. 5) followed immediately by a rapid landing of the right foot, and a front side kick with the right leg (fig. 6) and again a front kick with the left leg (fig. 7). When the left leg lands forward a strong pounch is given with the left arm (fig. 8). In closure, the striking pesilat steps back two times, turns into a flying eagle standing position (elang melayang: fig. 9 and 10) and goes back to stand-by position (sikap siap) in preparation for the following pattern of movements to be discussed in the next issue.

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