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Livre Cimande I would like on this page to make my modest contribution to the vast literature of the perguruan Cimande.

Before going into technical or historical details, I feel it is necessary to clarify some very important points. The influence of Cimande is clearly recognized in many pencak silat styles in Java and Sunda. It is important to know that most of the data pertaining to the origins of Cimande, its founder, and influences, has been handed down for centuries via an oral tradition.

With this in mind it seems very unlikely to say that this -or any — version is to be considered the ultimate truth. We can only say with certainty that this-or-that version is accepted by a particular school, or a particular region, or village. To that end, I offer several translations from reliable sources that I have gathered amongst various teachers while traveling in West Java. As a merchant of horses, Pak Kahir regularly traveled away from his village of Cogreg Bogor. It was during these business trips that he was sometimes accosted by bandits and thieves.

Through his mastery of combat, he was never hurt or robbed. During his many trips to the cosmopolitan port of Batavia, he met and exchanged ideas with fighters from Minangkabau land and China as well as local teachers in the region.

He used these opportunities to share knowledge and test his skills with them. The interaction with fighters from different cultures enabled him to assess the effectiveness of his art. Shortly after this meeting, Pak Kahir decided to settle near Cianjur in the village of Kamurang. When the regent learned that Pak Kahir was an expert in martial arts, he asked him to teach his art to his family.

The battle took place on the esplanade of Cianjur and was won handily by Pak Kahir. His victory against the fighter Kuntao made him even more popular in the region of Cianjur. Meanwhile, another student — Ace — continued the spread of Cimande in Bogor. It became the most popular style in West Java. Pak Kahir died in His fighting art continued to be appreciated by the people of West Java. Today, Cimande is practiced around the world in one form or another.

As Pak Kahir did not leave any written record of techniques, there are many diverse groups of Cimande relying heavily on oral tradition to establish history and method. Of all the styles of Pencak Silat from Indonesia, Cimande is perhaps the most well known, oldest and most influential.

There are a number of versions on the life of Abah Kahir dealing with the origins of Cimande, sources of inspiration, and lineage. According to a popular version in the community of Pencak Silat Banten, Abah Kahir was a Badui, an ethnic group inhabiting the mountainous regions of southwestern Banten. According to legend, the Baduis are descendants of the soldiers Ind. When Ratu Pucuk Umum abdicated before the Muslim armies led by Molan Yusup Banten regent in , a concession was granted by the court stating that the king would be spared if they agreed to isolate themselves in this region.

The tradition of the martial arts of Pajajaran was preserved and transmitted through the ages. His reputation soon spread beyond the Badui territory and several Pencak Silat exponents dared to test his skill. These challengers all died at the hands of Abah Kahir. The fact that blood had defiled the sacred land of Baduis was considered to be serious misconduct according to traditional laws.

Among the Badui such misconduct could not remain unpunished. The elders decided to banish Abah Kahir from the Badui land. To ensure that such incidents would not happen again, Abah Kahir adopted a code of silence during his sojourns regarding the Badui and their martial arts.

It is said that this code of silence still exists in the present day. Leaving his native land, Abah Kahir worked as a porter for a Chinese merchant. The merchant was a hard man, who was also a practitioner of Chinese Kuntao. One day Abah Kahir decided to take a rest from his work. The Chinese merchant became furious and ordered him to return to work immediately.

The altercation quickly escalated into a fight which resulted in the death of Chinese merchant. As a result of this incident, Abah Kahir was left with the feeling that through his lack of self-control, he had literally killed his livelihood. He vowed that from this moment, he would use his art only to serve humanity.

It was shortly after this event that the term maenpo was created to refer to the Pencak Silat of the Sunda region.

He therefore sware that from this moment, he would use his art only to serve humanity. Owing to their isolation from the modern world and the minimal influence of Islam in this era, the Badui have maintained traditions that are no longer found elsewhere in West Java and therefore are regarded as more pure, or authentic.

In the same vein, the Kingdom of Pajajaran is often mentioned as a symbol of pure Sundanese culture. The majority of schools that are found there today trace a link with Cimande either from a technical, philosophical or historical perspective. In Kampung Babakan Tarikolot village, the current descendants of Abah Kahir adhere to their precious tradition. Here Cimande is still taught in the same manner as in the past, without any influence from other styles or other modern innovations.

According to some village sources, Abah Kahir is not considered to be the creator of Cimande, but rather the first teacher of this style. It is not clear whether this term is linked to a particular individual or if it is used as a generic term that is related to founding ancestors generally. The silsilah traces 7 generations, which pak Ace considers to span for years. If Embah Buyut was a historical figure it would mean he would have lived between the middle of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

This corresponds to the dates when Abah Kahir is supposed to have started teaching, circa , making him a practitioner of the second generation of Cimande and the first generation as a teacher.

In each generation there have been several teachers considered official representatives: 1. Abah Kahir.


Silat Cimande

Dumasar versi ieu, Abah Khaer diajar silat ti istrina. Abah Khaer dicaritakeun minangka saurang padagang ti Bogor kira-kira abad ka nepi ka abad ka anu mindeng bubuara ka Batavia , Bogor , Cianjur , Bandung , Sumedang , jeung sajabana. Dia menunggu dan menunggu, sampai merasa jeung kel dan khawatir, jeung kel karena perut lapar belum diisi dan khawatir karena sampai menjelang tengah malam istrinya belum datang juga. Akhirnya tak lama kemudian istrinya datang juga, hilang rasa khawatir, yang ada tinggal jeung kel dan marah. Abah Khaer bertanya kepada istrinya, "Ti mana maneh?


List of Silat styles

Cimande is one of the most widely spread styles of Pencak Silat and is considered to be one of the oldest, and one of the styles created by the ethnic Sundanese. While Embah Kahir is credited with creating Cimande in most circles, it is also said that Cimande had been around for quite a while and that he is the teacher who made it more widespread. Cimande training begins with the practice of Jurus Duduk or seated Jurus training with a partner. Once the practitioner develops forearm strength from seated Jurus training they are combined with footwork. The training also includes sword jurus as well as Tepak Salancar. A code of conduct is adhered to by practitioners and there are many traditional ceremonies that a student will be involved in as training progresses. One involves signing an oath stating that they will adhere to the ethical code of conduct.


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These arts still exist in some villages located on the Cimande River, including the village of Tarik Kolot. Today there are over variations of Cimande. Pukulan Cimande Pusaka is a full-range martial art. It includes the use of several weapons, fighting while in a grounded position, grappling and multiple opponents training.

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