What is Anak Harimau

The Pencak Silat style Anak Harimau, which means “Tiger cub” or “young tiger”, has mainly been influenced by traditional Silat styles of Indonesia, in particular by the Silat style Harimau Minangkabau, which is an authentic tiger style of West Sumatra.

The first elements taught are the basic movements, which include postures, arm and leg techniques and basic falling skills.

Besides the use of a variety of traditional weaponry, such as Golok (traditional sword / machete), Toya (long stick), Tonkat (short stick) and Sabit (traditional rice sickles), which are taught in Anak Harimau, the weaponry training emphasizes a traditional knife fighting system as well as practical self-defense techniques.