Above is a teaser video of Prof Jak Othman's latest knife defense video. According to him, if you see a knife fighter, RUN if you can, or FLY if you can.
However, if you can do neither, tell him it's going to be his WORST day because you going to rip his body parts off. Watch the full video below to see how.
Second day of the Prof's Art of War Seminar went well. The participants return for another 4 hours of Belati knife, Kerambit, Kapak Kecil, Keris and Sarong fighting with Prof. It was mind blowing to everyone. They just love Silat weapons. Silat classes will soon be kicking off at JAI Martial Arts, Sydney.
Dinner was at an Italian restaurant. Delicious!
The 1st day of the Art Of War Seminar went well at the JAI Martial Arts in Sydney. This is the first time Prof Jak was invited to Australia for a seminar hosted by Master Joe Ingrati. Martial artists from Tae Kwon Do , Muay Thai, Kenpo and Silat came to enjoy Silat Kuncian (Grappling) and Pukulan(Striking) methods introduced by the Prof. The devastating elbow methods of Tomoi were a real eye opener to all. The participants were blown away.
Tomorrow will be the 2nd part of the Art Of War Seminar featuring Silat Weapons! Yes, the Kerambit, Belati, Kapak Kecil and Sarong.
After training dinner was delicious too. Thai Halal Dim Sum, Satay, and fried rice! Just like home.
Above is a teaser video of Prof Jak Othman's latest knife defence video. According to him, to understand the way of the knife is a way to defend yourself against a knife attack. He also gave a blazing fast demonstration of a knife defense move.
In the full video below, Prof Jak will tell you the two important rules when defending yourself against an attacker wielding a knife. He will demonstrate to you, the knife defense moves, step by step. Enjoy!
I was one of the Silat practitioners from the source who introduced the fighting art of the Kerambit to the west about 30 years ago. I am not a martial artist who just picks up the Kerambit and creates a fighting system based entirely on my martial arts knowledge. I am Malay from Malaysia who trained in the art of Silat under Mahagurus and Pewaris (Heirs) of various systems, the sources themselves. My Silat are direct from my teachers and has been in the original form all this while. Silat is the original Malay art of fighting where winning is the ultimate goal and losing is really not an option.
Knowing the Kerambit has become the martial art weapon of the millennium is my absolute excitement. It is without a doubt a Silat weapon; a Malay weapon. Some consider it Indonesian, which is not wrong but not accurate. Since ancient time Nusantara the Malay world consists of what today known Indonesia, Brunei, Southern Thailand, and southern Philippines, southeast of Indochina and Malaysia. So please stop saying it is Filipino, Malaysian or Indonesian. It is a Malay Silat weapon.
Kerambit is possibly one of the oldest weapons of the Nusantara. It is believe to be as old as stone knife and axe. The prototype Kerambit is the tiger claw. Men saw how lethal the claws of the beast and adopted it as close range weapon. Another theory would be the petals of a flower. Old Kerambit which look like a petal of an open flower was used as an ornament of beauty by Malay ladies of ancient times. It is a concealed weapon. The ladies hid their Kerambit in the sash, pocket or hair bun; making it easily accessible when the need arises.
When it was introduced to the western world, it has evolved to become the martial arts weapon. It is one of the most effective weapons for mid and close-range combat situations.
Read full article by Prof Jak Othman, about his fascinations, his disappointments, the way of the Silat Kerambit and why you must stop flipping the Kerambit unneccessarily!
The Keris & Jak
I owned my first Keris known as the ‘Rojo Sostro’ a Harimau Berantai Keris, when my dad passed away in 1972. My mother believed I am the rightful owner and she handed it down to me. I was 10 years old, a young pesilat. This Keris belong to my ancestors, direct from the Haji Asraf the Pendekar Harimau Berantai himself and his lineage. They fought the Dutch colonial forces in Indonesia until Independence Day. The owner before me was my late father Pendekar Othman Kassim. This is the beginning of arrival of many other ancient Keris to me.
My first experience of learning the Keris was in 1975, when I trained under legendary keris expert Mahaguru Haji Alias Jamil the Supreme Grandmaster of Gayong Harimau Silat. This style originated from the ancient Kedah Empire and it is based on the way of the Keris. I taught this style in the UK and Ireland more than 25 years ago. My other Keris art come from the world famous Silat Seni Gayong which I studied parallel with Gayong Harimau. In this Bugis Silat style, students are taught the Keris when they are graded to red sash. I continued to learn the keris and weapons of seni Gayong until I was graded to Black sash in 1979 by the late Mahaguru Dato’ Meor Abdul Rahman Uda Hashim just before flying to the UK to study for my A Levels at Harrogate college of further education in Yorkshire, England. I was not granted the permission by the Mahaguru to teach this style abroad.
My next Keris art is from my family art known as Harimau Berantai which I only have the chance to learn since 1986. It is a Javanese Silat style renowned for its blades fighting systems. My aunt Mahaguru Hajah Ramintan Samingon is my teacher. Parallel with the Harimau berantai training, I become the student of Melaka Silat icon; the late Mahaguru Haji Sotin Mohd Ali a legendary Keris expert. Mahaguru Haji Sotin taught me the Keris art of Seni Silat Hulubalang Melaka; a style which believe to have lineage to the Silat greatest warrior of all time Datuk Laksamana Hang Tuah. From these heirs and sources; I learn, explore and embrace the science of the keris of the Ancient Kedah, Bugis, Java and Melaka Empire of Nusantara, the Malay world.
Read full article by Prof Jak Othman here
A teaser video of Prof Jak talking about the Sangga or Tanduk part of this weapon we call Sao, or also known in the Malay world as Tekpi or Trisula.
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Congratulations Sifu Salim Badat of Durban Affiliated Tactical Academy of Combat (ATAC) for getting certified in Harimau Berantai Silat level one Belati. Together with him, getting certified was his student Dr. Cass Hanza. They celebrated their success at a local restaurant eating Bunny Chow, Durban signature dish. It was actually roti and meat curry. Delicious la......
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The second part of Prof Jak's Art Of War Silat seminar went well at Sifu Salim Badat's Affiliated Tactical Academy of Combat (ATAC) in Durban, South Africa. This is history in the making. Participants were taught for the 1st time the fighting science of the Kerambit, Kapak Kecil, Sarong and Keris. Everybody loved it.
After 4 hours of mind-blowing Blades and Sarong fighting, the group chilled for a delicious Halal Indian hybrid meal at the My Diners. This wraps Prof. Jak Othman Durban, South African seminar. The next international seminar location will be in Sydney, Australia!
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1st day of seminar went well. Most senior students and instructors of Affiliated Tactical Academy of Combat (ATAC) under Sifu Salim Badat are invited to Day 1 of Tomoi & Empty hands Silat seminar. They are mainly Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Filipino martial arts, Brazilian Jujitsu, Muay Thai and Wing Chun Kung Fu stylists.
As expected Prof Jak blew them away! A fast, furious and mind blowing 4 hours seminar just made the participants hungry for more. The Prof promised everyone a fun silat weapon seminar next day. Between teaching the Prof chill with the guys on the beach of Durban.
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