Friday, July 10, 2009

Blocking and Evasive Moves

The initial stress in Pukul Pelaga is on blocking and evasive moves.  They are considered as important because a natural reaction of a person being attacked is to block or evade the strike.

There are four basic blocking techniques.  They are further sub-divided into more than 20 moves.  A person who really understands the basic idea can easily understand, and possibly do, the rest.

Evasive moves involve body movement, and/or footwork.   This concept was originally alien to silat.  In fact Pukul Pelaga was once said by many other silat practitioners as not silat.  Nowadays many have copied the concept, and claimed that Pukul Pelaga copied them.  

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