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The Jurus of Pukulan Cimande

The Jurus are the foundation or base work of Pukulan Cimande, they are the master keys. Once mastered, they can be broken down, and, used for defensive applications.

Jurus 1 is considered the Masculine Jurus as it send out force and, power. Jurus 2 is considered a Feminine Jurus as it seeks to decoy, and seduce an opponent.

Jurus 1 starts all the odd numbers, and Jurus 2 starts all the even numbers. This is important to remember, when you start practicing and learning the Jurus.

All the Jurus are learned on both Right and Left sides. Jurus 1 starting from the Simba position, a Cat Stance with a Shaolin hand position. Left hand covering the right Fist. Jurus 2 the forearm is held even with the floor, and two fingers on the wrist.

The Jurus can be trained with a fluid motion, or a slow training motion with snapping on each motion, or with an aggressive all out attitude. Using speed, snap, timing and power, along with a mental keyword to start your aggressive approach to the Jurus.

The Keys to defence in Silat lies in the break down of the Jurus "Remember" we don't just block, we strike to break, or, destroy whatever comes into our range.

Jurus Attitudes - What they teach

Jurus 1 - Destruction, teaches to hit, enter and destroy.

Jurus 2 - To hit, catch and break using an upward hitting motion.

Jurus 3 - The use of circular motion to catch or parry, and the application of the long range  uppercut (Sangsot).

Jurus 4 - The development of the Inner Gate Jurus (Dalam) working on the inside of a punch  with parries to follow.

Jurus 5. This is another Elbow Jurus, to develop throwing after blocking across body.

Jurus 6 - The development of Ricochet hitting off your own body, to hit back to the opponent, using forarms, shoulders, thigh.

Jurus 7 - Teaches the dropping into a lower level and destruction of upward attacks, and the  outside or inside Wing Type Blocks.

Jurus 8 - Teaches the first combination of Jurus. Flowing from one into the other using a      combination of Jurus 2, 6, 3.

Jurus 9 - Application of the first simultaneous parry and sweep motion (Sapu)

Jurus 10 - A revolving Jurus to teach us  how to move in two different directions front to back, then back to front again. Pivoting on the heels of the feet.

Jurus 11 - In this Jurus again you develop a lead leg sweep (Sapu) to the outside of the body,   follow with a elbow (Sikut)

Jurus 12 - To learn to defend against Low/Middle Kicks, with parries to change levels to strike lower vital targets.

Jurus 13 - In this Jurus you develop the Method of Multi-Angle hitting (Pukulan)

Jurus 14 - In this Jurus you develop the method of moving forward and using Circular motion to Block / Parry and counter simultaneously

Jurus 15 - This again is a combination Jurus, which includes Jurus 14, 6, and 3, and the attitide of these Jurus combine creates Circulat Motion with Rocochet hits and follow up with a long range uppercut 

Jurus 16 - This Jurus develops the appication of motion required to open up the centre line,  to catch kicks and enter to apply leg sweeps and follows up.

Jurus 17 - A multiple attack Jurus, you develop moving from two directions forwards and behind, and develop changing from a high line to a low line, back to a high line using elbows and spear hands.

Jurus 18 - In this Jurus you are learning the Principle of Bamboo, to take a blow or punch and recover into a counter attack follow up.

Principles of the Jurus

 Understanding the Principles of the Jurus

1. Fluid Aspect of Jurus 1 and 2

You can train the Jurus without the exchange or decoys and just deliver two fast punches.  All the Jurus can be shortened or combined for fighting applications.

2. Utilizing the flow of Langka Umpat

Students at the beginning develop their Jurus in a straight line stepping footwork, applying them both on the right and left sides. Intermediate / advanced students learn to develop their Jurus on the Langka Umbat (Four Directions) Cross Pattern. This is to develop flowing Jurus in four directions againinst multiple attackers.

3. High Gate / Low Gate Jurus 

Destruction blocking on the High Line and then shooting to the Low Line with a buzz saw (Elbow Shielding) type of elbow attack that break joints all the way down.

4. The Stomping Foot (Thunder Clap)

Adding the snapping of the Whip Principle, in striking and moving. Here is where you develop the applications of internal energies such as Father Sky, and, Mother Earth energies eg Earth, Air, Water, Fire.                                                                                                                         

Water - For Flowing Applications. Fire - For multiple Repeative Strikes. Air- For Speed of Movement. Earth - Grounding for strong Actions and Strikes.                                                                       

The principle of grounding while striking with whip power energy, the dropping of the heels of the feet, to blend with Mother Earth, so that when Father Sky, blends with Mother Earth, and, Fire you have an explosive type of combustible energy power.

 5. Principle of the Flow - Bunga (Flower Dance)

There is no specfic technique or Jurus, but natural movements which are developed through animal characteristics and personal applications of the alphabets of motion.

6. Concept of Controlled Recklessness.

These are free form movements of the body developed with animal postures and the development of freedom of expression with open hands and weapons. Some call it controlled recklessness, and you learn to respond to any act, without thinking. Completely spontaneous in action.

7. Jurus at Will.

From spontaneous motion of movement, any Jurus number can be called out and you will be able to respond instantaneously to that number Jurus and perform it.

8. Jurus Striking Points.

The primary goal of striking points in defence of an attack, is in using or applying in flowing destructive manner Joint Breaks, Muscle Destruction, Nerve Hits, or, Pressure Point Destruction. The vital targets are many for example, eyes, groin, solar plexus, ears, throat from front, side or back, breaking of the ankles, outside /inside of thighs etc...

9. Jurus Grappling Concepts.

The Grappling aspects of Pukulan Cimande come from the low line stances of the tiger, with its clawing, biting, ear and eye destruction, and tearing/ripping actions.



16.05.2020 16:01

Ever time I improve my Jurus, I find something else in this article I need to work on. It's like moving up levels.

Jake lambkin

23.04.2020 18:37

Thanks Liam, loads of information there!

Aodhán Fox

23.04.2020 10:56

It’s interesting to see what the Jurus can do for you

Eoin Harmon

19.04.2020 16:51

Thank you for this guide breaking down each Principle of the Juru. I can grasp that practicing your flow is important, or else you won't be able to master the bunga. Principle No. 6 is my favourite!

Feidhlim Glynn

18.04.2020 14:22

Found it interesting to see the different aspects of the juru's

Pierre Goux

15.04.2020 16:10

just read now 2nd part - nice added explanation on how to make use of the jurus and to combine them with other techniques

Jonathan Victory

15.04.2020 15:24

Thank you Guru. I like the movements corresponding to symbolism of the four elements under the fourth principle of the Jurus.

Sarah Cunningham

15.04.2020 15:18

Great article very useful and easy to understand.

Ben Cunningham

15.04.2020 15:16

The explanation of the jurus here emphasises the need to combine all your training to understand concepts learned at different levels, something you discuss at length in class. Thanks for the article.

simon connellan

14.04.2020 15:40

I'll need to go over these again but loads of info there. Thanks guru.


14.04.2020 12:03

Really good details of the Jurus. As you learn more Jurus and practice, it's a good idea to read over this artical again. There's always something to add to your training.

Thea Ford

14.04.2020 11:50

Great description of the jurus and a better understanding of the elements

Harshal Vadhineni

14.04.2020 09:59

Good Information about Jurus, Guru!

Clodagh Burns

13.04.2020 18:01

Great explanation of the jurus purpose

Aodhán Fox

13.04.2020 12:08

I’ll have to save this on my phone somehow. The amount of information is amazing

Eoin Harmon

07.04.2020 19:54

This is a very useful guide to each Juru! Thank you Guru Liam!

Pierre Goux

great article - very comprehensive

Feidhlim Glynn

06.04.2020 15:52

05.04.2020 17:57

Glad to now where I can get information on jurus and any other drill

Simon connellan

03.04.2020 15:10

Good to have an idea that explains what the expected outcome is from each juru.

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