Thursday, August 24, 2006

Silat Kalimah

Silat Kalimah Panglima Tangkas originated from the core art of Silat Kalimah, which is one the oldest known silat arts in Malaysia. It is believed to have been founded in 512 AH (After Hegira), or 1118 AD, by Almarhum Sheikh Abdullah from Persia. It is believed to have been taught to the family of Maharaja Derbar Raja II (The 9th ruler of Kedah) in the year 1118 AD, during the era of the 'Old Kedah Dynasty' (before Malacca).
The art was kept secret within the Sultan's family for centuries before it was finally revealed to commoners during the reign Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin III (1854 - 1879). It was at this time that the Sultan taught the art to his right hand Warrior and Admiral known as Panglima Ismail who in turn taught it to Panglima Hadi, which was handed down to Panglima Tok Rashid and a few others before finally being entrusted to the late Tok Guru Yahya Bin Said in 1923. Its contemporaries from the same lineage include Silat Kalimah Yahya Said, Silat Kalimah Malaysia and Silat Kalimah Amin, all of which are very similar in form and history. Other very closely related systems are Silat Cekak Hanafi, Silat Cekak Malaysia, Silat Panglima Tok Rashid, Silat Kalam and Silat Kuntau Tekpi. (A few others still remain unknown or undiscovered).
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