Monday, 31 August 2015


You guys still with me???

Okay, this time I will talk about other martial art that is very popular in the most country that I like which is Korea, anyeonghaseyo~~~
This martial art is commonly known to the Korean and widely known to the world.

The picture of Hapkido's founder

The picture of steps in Hapkido

The picture of Hapkido's logo

The Hapkido's background started when...

Choi Yong Sul, the founder of Hapkido, was born in the town of Yong Dong, Choong Chung Province, South Korea in 1904. In 1909 Korea came under Japanese occupation. It is believed that Japanese troops took Choi from his homeland at the age of seven to be assigned to work in Japan. It was a very common practice, at this period of history, for the Japanese occupying forces to relocate young male Korean children to Japan for various types of labor.

“Choi remained with Takeda for thirty years until Takeda's death. Relieved of his duties, Choi returned to Korea. Choi's first student was a successful brewery manager named, Suh, Bok Sup. Prior to his study with Choi he had been awarded a 1st Dan Black Belt in Judo, under the direction of Korean Judo instructor, Choi, Yong Ho. In February of 1948, the twenty-four year old Suh witnessed Choi, who was then in his forties, get into a fight with several men. Choi rapidly devastated his opponents. Impressed with his technique, Suh summoned Choi to his office and inquired as to his style. This meeting eventually lead to Suh hiring Choi, who had previously been a poor rice cake seller and hog farmer since his return to Korea. Choi would teach Suh for several years privately, eventually also became a bodyguard for Suh's father, Suh, Dong Jin” (Shaw, 2004).

Suh Bok Sup became Choi’s assistant and helped him open his first school of self -defense, which was established in February of 1951. He also became Choi’s first Black Belt. Due to Suh's advanced understanding of Judo, Suh lent some of this knowledge to the system which later became known as Hapkido. Many of the basic sleeve grabs, shoulder grabs, and throws were used in Hapkido. 

To be continued>>>

Silat Bakti Negara

This is the last type of silat which exist in Indonesia, Silat Bakti Negara.

“Bakti Negara was officially created on 31 January 1955 in Banjar Kaliungu Kaja of Denpasar, Bali by four freedom-fighters who were veterans in Indonesia's struggle for independence from the Dutch” (Malay Fighting Arts, n.d.). 

The picture of Silat Bakti Negara's logo

The picture of jurus Silat Bakti Negara

 The four freedom – fighters were Anak Agung Rai Tokir, I Bagus Made Rai Keplag, Anak Agung Meranggi and Sri Empu Dwi Tantra. The task of leading and managing Bakti Negara was given to Ida Bagus Oka Dewangkara.
This silat is a combination of older Java’s silat and the modern foreign martial arts such as hapkido, taekwando and so on.

Stay tuned with me because next I will talk about hapkido. ^^

Seni Silat Sendeng

Secondly is Seni Silat Sendeng.

The picture of jurus seni silat sendeng

The picture of seni silat sendeng's logo

This silat was established by Long Mamat and then, it was expanded by Allahyarham Haji Abdul Hamid b Haji Hamzah with the name Seni Silat Sendeng Muar. It was known as Seni Silat Muar which was centered in Sungai Mati, Johor. When he passed away, his brother Allahyarham Haji Ismail b Haji Hamzah has become the new leader as Guru Utama.

According to Seni Silat Sendeng Malaysia (2014), Pertubuhan Seni Silat Sendeng Malaysia (PSSSM) was developed into another training center at Kelantan, Sabah and Labuan. Under Allahyarham Haji Ismail leadership, many things have changed and he has many brilliant ideas to improve the management. Every year PSSSM joins Wajadiri Programme organized by Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS) Malaysia like martial art event, course, physical and charity activity. PSSSM are making appearance at ‘Kejohanan Seni Mempertahankan Diri Kebangsaan’ (National Martial Art Tournement) mostly every year. PSSSM also makes its own tournament or event like Sendeng Full Contact (Sendeng Sparring), Silat Seni and etc. 

Silat Gayung

Happy 58th Independence Day everyone…
Today, there are many places that celebrate Independence Day with many styles. The most important thing is they are using their own way for the remembrance of the most historical day for Malaysian. And one of the ways that I saw this morning is through Silat instead of marching from various uniform units.

So, last time I talked about the history of Silat as a whole but today I would like to tell all of you about the styles or commonly known as the types of Silat that we have all over the world especially in Malaysia.
The first type of Silat is Silat Seni Gayung. This is the commonly heard by the Malaysian.

According to Wikipedia (2015), Seni Gayong was originated from the Bugis People of Sulawesi and was called silat sendi harimau and the system utilized the tiger claw technique to lock opponents' joints. The Bugis prince Daeng Kuning, descended from a long line of warriors, brought the style to the Peninsular Malaysia. It was eventually passed down to his great-grandson Meor Abdul Rahman. The teaching of Seni Gayong was once restricted to relatively few students under each master. In 1942, Meor Abdul Rahman taught Seni Gayong publicly in Sudong island, Singapore when the locals feared an attack by the Japanese. He was inherit the art from his father, Dato Meor Abdul Rahman eventually founded Malaysia's first martial arts association, Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia. It was and still remains the method of unarmed combat taught to the Royal Malaysia Police force.

The picture of Silat Gayung

The picture of Silat Gayung's logo


Welcome back guys!

       As the second martial arts that I choose is Pencak silat. Now, hearing about silat you guys must be thinking that it is only from Malaysia right, our tradition sport or martial arts? Maybe yes, maybe not. Well, most of the time it will be yes.

Actually you are WRONG people!! Now, members of the floor,do you guys want to know why I said so??

Okay, here it is..

      According to Wikipedia (2015) "The oral history of Indonesia begins with the arrival of Aji Saka (king) from India to Java. At the request of the local people, he successfully killed the ogre king of Medang Kamulan in battle and took his place as a ruler. This story traditionally marks the rise of Java and the dawn of its Dharmic civilisation. Aji Saka is shown to be a fighter and swordsman". 

So, basically the founder of Pencak Silat is Aji Saka, an Indian king who came to Java to become the ruler of Indonesia. By the way he fought with Medang Kamulan's king, people figure it out as silat. 

The picture of silat


Hi welcome back! Now, I will talk about Jujutsu.

Do you guys know what is actually Jujutsu? Have you ever wonder on where is it coming from?

Well, the story will begin like this...

Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art and a method that used for defeating an armed opponent in which one not uses any weapon or only a short weapon. The word jujutsu can be spelled as ju-jitsu/jujitsu, jiu jitsu, ju-jutsu.

According to Wikipedia (2015) " '' means gentle, soft and flexible while 'Jutsu' brings the meaning of 'art' or 'technique' and also manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force".  It then developed to combat the Samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armored opponent in which one has no weapon or only a short weapon. This is because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, so the practitioners started to learn that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy are in the form of pins, joint locks and throws.

For your information, in order to know whether the Jujutsu is a traditional one, it has it's own system which based on it's own history : 

(i) Pure Classical Systems.
(ii) Classical Hybrid Systems.
(iii) Classically Based Systems.

But now, people has modernized it into a modern and better version. There are four major techniques in modern Jujutsu which are : 

  1. Nage-waza (throwing techniques)
  2. Katame-waza (locking techniques)
  3. Atemi-waza (striking techniques)
  4. Kansetsu-waza (joint techniques)

   IN SHORT..  

The most IMPORTANT part in this martial art is it is using 60% of your skills and strategies and only 40% of your power. 

So now you guys know that not all the martial arts are using violence. 

The picture of jujutsu

Friday, 28 August 2015


   Assalamualaikum and a happy day I bid to one and all. I'm Adlina from DEC5C. 

   So, my objectives of doing this blog are : 
    1) To give awareness to the people especially women to learn martial arts in     order to protect themselves from something dangerous 
    2) To tell people that martial arts is not only about violence but it has many benefits. 

    Usually, people will view martial art as a bad influence to them and it is not suitable for women because they think it is a rough sport and will bring harm to them especially for women and children. All this while, they were being influenced by the society of the evil side of martial arts. But in contrary, martial arts bring more benefits than the bad influence.

     What is martial arts? 

"Any of several forms of fighting and self - defence that are widely practiced as sports" (Merriam Webster, 2015). 

The picture of Jujitsu

The picture of Pencak Silat

The picture of Hapkido