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Silat Tempur: The Combat Sports for Children

  • Mohamad Nizam Mohamed Shapie
  • Jamiaton Kusrin
  • Wahidah Tumijan
  • Mohd Shahiid Elias
Conference paper

Abstract

The aim of the current study is to provide the review of Silat Tempur since it was introduced 2 years ago in Malaysia. Silat Tempur is a mini silat olahraga sports that focused to the children aged between 7 and 13 years old. The purpose of this combat sports is to improve the martial arts techniques for young exponents particularly to those who is still new in competition. The scoring points and rounds of a match is similiar as Silat Olahraga. The techniques used are punch, kick, catch, block and topple down which less than those reported by Shapie et al. (Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 4:81–86, 2013 [1]) in Silat Olahraga. The high intensity and intermittent nature in Silat Olahraga (Shapie et al. in Performance analysis of sport VIII. Magdeburg, Germany, pp. 667–672, 2008 [2]) suggested that the competition is not appropriate to children. The arena of Silat Olahraga is big (9 × 9 m) compared to one straight line (4 × 9 m) for Silat Tempur. The arena of Silat Tempur is similar with fencing platform which aimed to ease the exponents to perform the simple silat techniques such as punching and kicking in competition. Moreover, the movements of both silat exponents can be controlled to four consecutive strikes for each exponent to avoid injury. This competition is in line with the national Seni Silat Malaysia curriculum (Shapie and Elias in Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Health and Martial Arts in Interdisciplinary Approach, HMA 2015, p. 213, 2015 [3]) which emphasized on blocks, punches and kicks for the first two levels (lower phase; white to blue belt and blue to brown belt).

Keywords

Seni silat malaysia Silat olahraga Combat sports Gayung fatani 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Akademi Silat Malaysia and Pertubuhan Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia for volunteering for the study especially to Grandmaster Aminuddin Anuar his support in this study. Special thanks to Institute of Research Management and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi MARA for the financial support for this research (600-IRMI/DANA 5/3/LESTARI [0142/2016]).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad Nizam Mohamed Shapie
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jamiaton Kusrin
    • 1
  • Wahidah Tumijan
    • 2
  • Mohd Shahiid Elias
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Sports Science and RecreationUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)Shah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport Science and RecreationsUiTM Seremban 3SerembanMalaysia
  3. 3.Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia AssociationShah AlamMalaysia

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