Silat Seni Gayong comprises of many techniques which are up to any students to master it. One of all the techniques that I would like to share is Seni Siku. Siku or elbow can be defined as the joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
In Silat Seni Gayong, siku or elbow are used as an empty handed tool to defending oneself. Overall, the concept that applied for these techniques are divided into seven sections. It all started with the basics siku or elbow movement until synchronised steps, the avoiding techniques and up to the striking techniques.
The siku or elbow techniques in Silat Seni Gayong are generating from the shoulder of the movements. In generating the power from the movements the elbow and arm must be twisted like a drilled. The drilled concept generates the power and supported by the angle and body and shoulder will end up with a powerful striking that will be unleashed from the movements.
Some of the techniques just used a gentle motion and take a count of strong attacks from the attacker. With this kind of motion, the attacker could be facing with a serious counter attack and jeopardising themselves.
The siku or elbow techniques are one of the destructive techniques to damage and weaken the enemy in Silat Seni Gayong. The parallel, horizontal and circulating applications in the techniques of Seni Siku or elbow are the significant movements. The combination on footwork and the elbow works makes the art of Seni Siku are special of its kind.
Some people may think that it might look similar with Muay Thai or Tomoi elbow techniques which are popular. No its not, in Silat Seni Gayong the applications of the movements of the elbow are different where else the elbow practise in Muay Thai or Tomoi are using intersect techniques. In Silat Seni Gayong the techniques are more on horizontal and parallel motion concept of movements. Therefore the concept of techniques of elbow in Silat Seni Gayong more on the combination of the body, the footwork’s and elbow twist or drilled of the arm. In order to understand the motion and how devastating the elbow techniques are, one must feel the training highlighted by this method. Cheers.
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