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Competition Maneuvers of Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (XI)

Rapid Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Book 31, 2004: 44-45)

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Demonstrated by Miftah Laewae, trainer KPS Nusantara Ramkamhaeng University (Bangkok, Thailand)

Following the description of the tenth sequel of competition manouvers of KPS Nusantara in the previous Rapid journal, here we will devote attention to the eleventh sequel or jurus pertandingan XI as performed by Miftah Lawe trainer KPS Nusantara at Ramkhamheang University, Bangkok, Thailand. Once more, we need to remind ourselves that in spite of the many similarities in standing positions, the order of movements varies resulting in different degrees of difficulty

Defense and Attack Tactics

The pesilat is in stands-by position (fig.1) before moving to the so-called sikap dua belas (position XII; fig. 2). From this position the pesilat enters into action by quickly circulating the right foot from beyond forward and quickly back to standing position VI (sikap enam; fig. 3) in order to avoid an eventual attack from the opponent. From this position the pesilat rapidly turns his body (fig. 4) and opens an attack with the right palm while the left hand is there to protect the breast (fig. 5)


The second round of attacks continues with pulling the right leg up to standing position sikap dua (fig. 6). Slowly the right foot moves forward in the so-called “steal step” (langkah curi; fig.7) before initiating the full attack. With speed and power, the pesilat turns the body (fig. 8) and attacks using the back hand to the opponent temples (fig. 9) followed by a right side kick (fig.10) frontal landing (fig. 11), a quick turn of the body and a left back kick (fig. 12). After this back kick the pesilat turns the body back to position and to protect himself from the opponent continues punching with the right arm (fig. 13).




In closure, the striking pesilat steps back two times, turns into a flying eagle standing position (elang melayang: figs.14-15) and goes back to standing position XII(sikap siap XII) (fig.16) in preparation for the next pattern of movements to be discussed in the next issue.



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