By: Richard Clea
The teet lung pai system taught at Clear's Silat Schools includes pentjak and kuntao silat, tai chi, and aspects of shaolin chuan kung-fu, hsing-I and paqua. Although these systems are diverse in both origin and substance, they share one key similarity - the open hand concept. This article will concentrate on the benefits of the open hand strike in general and five ways to strike in particular, as well as how they are utilized in specific styles.
1. Whipping Hits Chi-petjut - South Javanese silat, monkey and some tai chi;
2. Slaps with arm weight from elbow or shoulder (The way most...