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Jurus Part 2

Jurus Part 2

Continuing where we left off, basically with a no bullshit discussion of Jurus-jurus (meaning plural—Indonesian language does not pluralize with the addition of an "S" but by double usage). Part 2 So you’ve got these forms in your training and maybe there are 4 or 5 or 10 or 12? More? It doesn’t really matter...
Jurus Survey

Jurus Survey

This is a quick survey on the study of jurus-jurus within pencak silat systems. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. [os-widget path=”/silatjunkie/jurus-forms-training” of=”silatjunkie”]

Jurus Introduction

Part 1 Forms, kata, hyung, poomse, jurus, djurus.... whatever. I don't really care what you call them. They are basically an organized series of movements intended to communicate a systems body culture to you in a repeatable and correctable way. There is always a back and forth between those who train in forms and those...

Meta-movements

When we describe pencak silat we talk a lot about “meta-movements,” “principals,” “the flower,” “the fruit,” and a lot of different ethereal ideas. Ideas that people outside of our circles, without our training, likely don’t relate to well. Sometimes we even hide behind all of the language, uniforms, and flash rather than just working hard….