The silat martial arts syllabus was divided into seven topics across seven levels in silat training system. At each level every silat exponent will learn seven topics of self defense moves that are; Bunga, Jurus, Belebat, Tapak, Buah, Tempur Seni and the Tempur Beladiri. Interestingly, these terms are widely utilized by other silat schools. For an example the word Bunga Silat also been utilized by others but with different terms comparable to Bunga Sembah, Lela Sembah and Kembangan.
Bunga Silat is the important thing to all silat knowledge which incorporates the ‘langkah’ (step), the ‘kuda-kuda’ (stance) and the ‘limbai’ (hand position). The Bunga will teach the exponent the way to master the defensive and striking position in silat.
The silat syllabus has ascertained that the Jurus is a discipline that develop the striking and defensive skills either single or multiple strikes to the aimed enemy body. With Jurus, the exponent will learn the attack and defense in silat movements.
The Belebat in self defense terms means ‘Sambut’ or to receive the strikes either from single exponent or multiple strikes from multiple exponents. The predominant objective of Belebat is to develop the self defense moves skills to receive perfectly the opponent strikes and to counter attack effectively back to the opponents, enemies or strikers. It also teaches the scholars the art of the defensive and counter attack movements in silat training system.
The Tapak is a footprint movement or step-pattern on the ground. This topic mainly trained to develop the power to efficiently use certain space or room to strike or to counter-attack the enemy strikes. Using the Tapak the scholars will learn the way to destroy their enemy through step pattern movement’s evaluation.
While, the Buah is the strategy to strike or to receive strikes with a purpose to counter-attack either with single or multiple opponents. It’s one among the predominant explanation why many experts wish to learn Silat attributable to the effectiveness of the art of self defense in martial arts.
The Tempur Seni is the strategy of combat sparring but within the soft and graceful art application which consists of Tapak Empat, Lilit and Galah Panjang. Tempur Seni also will use ‘3 Serang Seni’ or 3 sorts of strikes that based on traditional silat weapon which are; Tikam (stab), Parang (chop) and Tetak (hack or notch). These strikes normally will follow by ‘7 Sambut Seni’ or 7 receiving strikes techniques that are; Tangkap (to catch), Sentak (to tug at or out with a jerk), Kedu (to flex the arm down), Tindih (one on the highest of the opposite), Sisip (to insert), Sagang (to be in silat alert position) and Potong (to counter attack). The scholars will learn the art of self defense combat while practising this discipline.
The last topic is Tempur Beladiri. It’s the other of Tempur Seni discipline which is the fast motion of combat sparring between two or more silat exponents, enemies or fighters. Normally the scholars will learn the straightforward (unarmed self defense) Tempur before the advance (weaponry self defense) version from the white belt to black belt. All of the seven self defense moves topics can be given orderly by the silat coaches with a purpose to be sure that the scholars can master the talents from one topic to a different topic inside the particular time.