KUNO ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS 

TERMINOLOGY / PUKULAN PENTJAK SILAT SEMANGAT BARU

Angkat - to lift 

Antek - apprentice Instructor 

Beset - foot drag 

Blakan - rear, or back 

Bua - fruit 

Bukha-an - opening

Bukti Negara - Lit. "Evidence of a continent". The original name of Kuno Martial Arts created by Pendekar Paul De Thouars.

Buwang - throw 

Buwang Bahu - shoulder throw 

Dalem - Inside 

Depok - step in front 

Depan - center 

Dua - the number 2 

Djuru - the forms in Kuno Silat Semangat Baru and/or “way of the hands” 

Gamelan - traditional Indonesian music 

Ganti Kaki - changing of the feet 

Gapet - pinch 

Guru - Teacher 

Guru Muda - junior instructor 

Kanan - right 

Kilet - stuck to, fastened to.  Refers to blocking drill. 

Kiri - left 

Kaki - leg 

Kaki Nempel - sticky feet drill 

Kenjit - compress 

Kembali - return, reverse 

Kembangan - “flower dance” - a self-expressive series of movements performed to disguise combative applications. 

Kuda Idup - live horse (idup: live) 

Kuda Mati - dead horse (mati: dead) 

Kunchi - lock 

Langkah - foot work 

Latihan - application of djuru hand motions.  Usually refers to entries  

Luar - outside 

Maha Guru - master teacher 

Mampos - deceased 

Masup - enter 

Mati - dead 

Muka - face, front 

Pencak - Another spelling of Pentjak, meaning motion

Pentjak - motion 

Puter Kepala - head throw; turning of the head 

Sakit - pain 

Sangsot - similar to uppercut strike 

Siko - elbow 

Silat - application of motion 

Tarik Kepala - reverse head throw;  

Plekeet - sticky, adhere to 

Potong - to cut 

Pukul - to hit 

Pukulan (Poekelan - old spelling) - a Dutch-Indonesian term used to describe silat systems that place a heavy emphasis on striking. 

Sapu - sweep 

Sambut - two man body aligjnment drill 

Sarong - traditional clothing worn around the waist usually made of “batik” material 

Sempok - step behind 

Siloh - cross legs 

Sliwa - four corners of a square when referring to langkah 

Sudut Miring - “staircase” langkah - miring means “diagonal” 

Tembus - penetrate 

Terang - clear 

 

 

Tiga - the number three or triangle (3 corners) when referring to langkah 

Tongkat - stick (usually refers to long staff) 

Turbang - flying 

Shape 

SATU - ONE 

DUA - TWO 

TIGA - THREE 

AMPAT - FOUR 

LIMA - FIVE 

ENAM - SIX 

TUJUH - SEVEN 

DELAPAN - EIGHT 

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