segunda-feira, 30 de novembro de 2009

sexta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2009

What is a Karambit?

The Ancient Karambit

The Karambit (pronounced kah-rahm-bit) is a remarkable utility knife that was born in the Indonesian archipelago with roots in Malaysia and the Philippines. Akin to the Swiss Army knife of today, this was the "pocket knife" of ancient villagers. This extraordinary little personal tool was first documented to be carried around the early 11th century AD and to this very day can be seen in various remote locations throughout the Indonesian islands, parts of Malaysia and the Southern Philippine islands. To learn more about the history of the Karambit, click here.

Although rumored to have been brought to America around the late 1800's, the Karambit was "officially" introduced to the United States sometime in the late 1950's and made popular, especially with martial artists, through the late 1970's and 1980's. Virtually unknown in the secular community, by the mid-1990's it was predominantly recognized as a martial arts training element derived from the heritage of Indonesian Pencak Silat, Malaysian Bursilat and Filipino Kali.

The predominant uses of the Karambit in ancient times were similar to the uses of the European pocket knife: field work, including cutting twine or rope; chopping fruits and vegetables; and, in some rare cases, as an exceptional personal safety knife.

The Karambit as a Modern Utility Knife

In modern times, this utility tool still performs the same functions as its distant ancestor for such daily chores as opening packages, cutting rope, leather work, home repair, yard work, etc., and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, construction work (shaping carpet, drywall and other building materials), mountaineering, hiking, etc., and is additionally recognized as a training tool for interested martial artists for its personal-safety value.

The modern Karambit, its design and practical operation were developed by renowned Karambit authority Steve Tarani as a result of the demands of his many students. Specifically designed for the rigors of modern application, this versatile utility knife and personal-safety tool is a remarkable combination of ancient marvel and modern technology.

The modern Karambit is available in many shapes and sizes. More importantly, the method of operation of a Karambit as both a utility knife and as a personal-safety tool are what set it head and shoulders above any other edged tool. The modern Karambit functions as three tools in one - a utility knife, a martial-arts training implement and an option for personal defense.

As a utility knife it is superior to other blades as a result of a remarkable safety feature - a finger loop which prevents the blade from slipping in your hand when in use. This significantly drops the number of "cut yourself" injuries, as the blade is secured to your finger just like a pair of scissors in order that it does not slip and cut your hand. This especially comes in handy when it's freezing cold outside or if you're underwater, in the rain, in the snow or all of the above!

The Karambit as a Martial Arts Implement

As a martial-arts implement, it is an extraordinary ancient artifact that permits the accomplished practitioner grace, style and freedom of creative movement. Very much akin to dance-like movements, the true art of the Karambit is like ballet.

The Karambit as a Personal Safety Tool

Lastly, sometimes used for personal defense, the Karambit is an outstanding tool that provides the experienced operator with both the superiority of a quality utility blade and an unparalleled martial arts implement. This allows far more control of your attacker in a life-or-death altercation and provides far more options for escape and personal protection than any regular pocket knife.

The traditional Karambit is a fixed blade and was made popular in the US by numerous demonstrations across the country by Guro Dan Inosanto, Pendekar Herman Suwanda and Jagabaya Steve Tarani. Over the many years of inquiries by various knife companies and interested individuals, Steve Tarani introduced the concept of a folding Karambit to various knife-making companies. Today, as a result of this introduction, the market bears two configurations of this remarkable utility blade - a fixed blade Karambit and a folding blade Karambit.


sexta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2009

Exames durante o seminário Internacional

Exames durante o seminário Internacional

Quer estiver interessado, teremos exame de Kali no Seminário Internacional.

As 0800 - Exame de Baguhan Iniciantese VR1
As 1500 - Exames para Vermelha e Marrom

terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2009

Progeto contra as Drogas Geração careta

Fotos BY Raissa

Vão ser todas as quintas feiras as 17h aulas de artes marciais, onde eu ensinarei Kali ( competitivo ) e noções de Kombato, para crianças das escolas publicas e particulares acima de 10 anos de idade, faz parte do projeto Geração careta, idealizada pelo Policial Federal Sandro Araújo, que começa amanhã as palestras de prevenção as drogas nas escolas publicas .
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video da entrevista

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" Seremos um circulo,sem início nem fim,respeitaremos todas as artes e ciências, praticaremos todos para aprender a nossa arte, por meio do corpo e da mente , atingiremos a alma; esta é a nossa arte : Kali Silat sina tirsia walli "

"Eu prometo para o criador no céu e meu instrutor na terra que vou dar valor ao conhecimento recebido, e escrever o ensinamento em meu coração.."

"Eu me curvo diante você por respeito, não por submissão.

Eu estendo a ti a mão de amizade, pois eu prefiro isso a mão da guerra.

Eu treino para ser um guerreiro com sabedoria."

"Eu estou preparado para combater você.

Mesmo sabendo que sua habilidade por ser maior do que a minha.

Não temo que meu corpo físico caia morto à sua frente.

Pois meu espírito se levantará novamente.

Ele é invencível."