Wik Academy of Martial Arts - Karambit Technique from Harimau Berantai Silat
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Skill Level: All
  • Calorie Burn: 200-400
  • Learn to Defend Against Blades First.
  • Train in the Traditional War Art of Malaysia's Chained Tiger.
  • Practice with Vicious Weapons like the Kapak Kecil, Kerambit, and Keris.
  • Learn a Martial Tradition Stretching Back Hundreds of Years.

Deadly Art of Malaysia: Harimau Berantai Silat

Harimau Berantai Silat is a Javanese style of pencak silat that focuses strongly on bladed combatives with an emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness of movement. Unlike many systems which begin with empty hand training and progress to armed combatives, Harimau Berantai Silat training begins with the knife, or pisau belati, and progresses through training with additional weapons like the karambit, kepak kecil (small axe), and others to culminate with empty hand training.

Following the principles of silap, silau, and silat the system of Harimau Berantai Silat utilizes tactics such as destruction of the weapon arm, blinding of the opponent, misdirection, and anatomically targeted cutting and stabbing to end the threat as quickly as possible.

Class Format

Each Harimau Berantai Silat class focuses around building in students the skills, habits, and conditioned response time necessary to survive a bladed assault through drills and the practice and deconstruction of techniques, or buah, with a progressively resisting partner.

Students wishing to earn rank specifically in Harimau Berantai Silat may do so during seminars with our instructor Professor Jak Othman, who visits from Malaysia to continue our development in the art twice per year.

The keris, kepak, and karambit from silat. An authentic keris from Malaysia. The Kepak Cecil, or small axe, a trademark weapon of Harimau Berantai Silat. An authentic Malaysian belati (knife) used in Silat. An authentic Malaysian Karambit, one of the silat weapons we use at the Wik Academy of Martial Arts

The Wik Academy of Martial Arts is the only school in Ohio authorized to teach Harimau Berantai Silat