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#277173 - 08/06/06 02:06 PM Silat competition clip
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoWc-Xco87w

Seems to be Pertandingan, i.e. the full contact, competitive side of silat. It is interesting to see ( I certainly hadn't seen it before). I will try and find some rules for Pertandingan, so the clip will hopefully be easier to assess.

Enjoy meantime.
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#277174 - 08/06/06 02:18 PM Re: Silat competition clip [Re: Prizewriter]
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There were aspects in there that were very reminiscent of hard contact TKD. It looked like no head shots were allowed. Some cracking good front kicks and leg traps/takedowns in there
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#277175 - 08/09/06 03:18 PM Re: Silat competition clip [Re: Prizewriter]
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Pretty cool. Some good hard kicks in there. I liked the leg-scissor take-down, too. Reminds me of the SanShou kickboxing I did a while back.
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#277176 - 08/12/06 12:59 PM Re: Silat competition clip [Re: MattJ]
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Phew! It was tricky but I managed to track down the rules for competition. They are here: http://www.silat.be/oldsite/Engels/competition.htm

Basically, the scoring areas are the Chest, Belly, Back & Ribs. Cord was right, it doesn't seem as if head contact is allowed.

You can attack with the hand, arm, elbow, foot, knee & leg.

Sweeps, throws, takedowns, trips are allowed (in fact you get a big score for doing so, but only if you take the opponent down).

KO's are allowed, as long as they are by a valid attack.

The rules are far from comprehensive, but they are a solid foundation.
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#277177 - 08/12/06 11:32 PM Re: Silat competition clip [Re: Prizewriter]
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Quote:

Seems to be Pertandingan, i.e. the full contact, competitive side of silat.




Just FYI.

The word "Pertandingan" is a general term meaning a sporting 'competition / contest' of any kind and not specific to silat. It certainly does not denote any particular style of silat.
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#277178 - 08/13/06 10:36 AM Re: Silat competition clip [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Cool, thanks! Everyday is a school day.
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