Sunday, 9 December 2012

Royal Bugis Warriors Across Malaysia and Nusantara

The culture of migration also prompted the Bugis-Makasar people in South Sulawesi to preserve pencak silat self-defence. The people belonging to this ethnic group are renowned for their penchant for sailing all over Indonesia and setting up their own community in other islands. As an integral part of people’s life, pencak silat self-defence is ta
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ken along and developed wherever they may be. Even in high sea, the crew train in pencak silat self-defence. No wonder, that in South Sulawesi, styles of pencak silat self-defence abound and everywhere masters can be found who give individual lessons in secret moves to their students. Meanwhile, modern styles of pencak silat olahraga can only be found in large cities, where schools of Javanese origin set up branches. Techniques of self-defence combined with inner powers are taught to male children from an early age, as a tool to defend themselves in the future. Their performance, distinguished by the use of badik (dagger), also has an artistic dimension. On the nights of the full moon, Bugis-Makasar people like to gather on the beach and practice pencak silat move following the music. Still, the main purpose of pencak silat remains to resolve problems that might dishonour the name of an individual, family or ethnic group. To defend their honour, Bugis-Makasar practitioners are ready to confront the enemy, oftentimes to the death. In daily life the cultural heritage of pencak silat once more appears difficult to apply. Far from being perfect creatures, humans are not always able to control themselves, and stay out of trouble.

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In common with other silat systems popular in Malaysia, Sendeng originated outside that country, among the Bugis people of Sulawesi, Eastern Indonesia. The bugis are great sailor’s merchants and colonisers but were especially famous as marauders mercenaries and warriors. BOGEY MAN is derived from Bugis man reflecting there frightful reputation, and in the 17th and 18th centuries settled in Malaysia bringing with them their culture religion and martial arts. Silat Sendeng is an economical and blinding fast style, well suited for combat at close range on the deck of a Perahu (boat) and even on narrow bridges. Silat Sendeng is not considered a tournament sport or a type of self defence silat but rather a battlefield art of war!

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HJ HAMID studied several other reputable styles of silat and reclaimed Sendeng , Silat Sendeng is a style of silat that originally comes from Tanah Ugi the bugis lands of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, a traditional noble and battlefield and naval warfare tested bugis silat style which fights with a lead shoulder , a natural complement to his silat Kuntau which fights with no lead ,which is one of the silat included and taught in Seni Silat Sendeng Haji Hamid syllabus which found its way to various parts of Indonesia and Malaysia where the Bugis –Makkassar nobility warriors and peoples migrated to for hundreds of yrs.

Sumber: Silat.TV