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0870111043 Pentjak Silat the Indonesian Fighting Art

0870111043 Pentjak Silat the Indonesian Fighting Art

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I
t
PENTJAK
-
SILAT
The
Indonesian
Fighting
Art
byHoward Alexander
Quintin
ChambersDonn
F.
Draeger
Published
byKODANSHA
INTERNATIONAL
LTD.,
Tokyo, Japan
&
Palo
Alto,Calif.,
U.S.A.
 
Distributed
in
Continental Europe
by
Boxerbooks, Inc., &rich; inCanada
by
Fitzhenry
5
Whiteside Limited, Ontario; and in the FarEast
by
Japan Publicafions Trading Co., P.O. Box 5030 ToboInternational, Tokyo. Published
ly
Kodanshn International Ltd.,
2-
12-21, Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, ToTokyo, Japan and Kodansha Intenza-tionallUSA, Ltd., 599 College Aumue, Palo Alto, Califonia 94306.Copyright in Japan 1970,
by
Kodanshn International Ltd. All rightsreserued. Printed in Japan.Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 7%82659ISBN 0-87033-1063; JBC No. 2075-781039-2361First edition, 1970Second printing, I972
Contents
Preface
.......
7
.......
entjak-silat Past and Present
11
Weapons
.......
18
.......
echniques against Armed Attacks
33
.......
asic Postures for Combat
48
Training Exercises
.......
60Combat Situations
.......
106
 
Preface
What we present in this hook is an introductory approachto the fascinating but relatively little-known combative artof Indonesia that is called"pentjak-silat." We shall outlinebriefly the background and essentials of the art and then thetechnical characteristics of some major pentjak-silat styles.In presenting a composite, overall picture of various tacticsand training methods, we will illustrate the features thatareintrinsic to the art, butweshall not attempt an exhaustivetreatment of any one style.To the beginner, pentjak-silat may appear to be identicalwith-or at any rate highly similar to-what has come to bepopularly known as "karate" (more correctly,
karate-do
or
karate-jutsu).
There are, however, many technical differ-ences between the two arts, though both, it is true, feature themany ways a man may use his body to dodge or ward off'attacks as well as the many ways he may retaliate againstan attack by striking or kicking his assailant. To the un-trained eye, these will appear to be similar actions, andalthough they in fact are not, pentjak-silat remains ofspecialinterest to karate enthusiasts.
By
studying the book carefully and then by practicing the

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