Synonyms for tekpi or Related words with tekpi

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Examples of "tekpi"
The tekpi is made of iron or steel, the basic form of the weapon is that of a pointed, dagger-shaped metal truncheon, with two curved prongs projecting from the handle. The prongs extend from the hilt and are useful for grabbing away an opponent's weapon. The length of the tekpi ranges from 12 to 25 inches.
The tekpi is believed to have been derived from the Indian trishula, a trident which can be either long or short-handled. The tekpi itself is occasionally referred to as a "trisula", especially in Indonesia. The earliest evidence of the tekpi comes from Srivijaya in Indonesia where it was originally used defensively like a shield. Other sources propose that it was brought to Southeast Asia from China, but the tekpi in Sumatra predates its earliest known use in China and it seems unlikely for the Chinese to introduce an Indian weapon to a region already heavily influenced by the culture of India. Use of the tekpi probably spread with the influence of Indian religion and eventually reached Malaysia, Okinawa, China, Thailand, and other parts of Indochina.
Tekpi are generally wielded in pairs, favouring short, quick stabbing movements similar to a knife or a kris. Defensively, the tekpi is effective for guarding against bladed weapons. The outer prongs are meant for catching the opponent's weapon, allowing for a disarm or deflection of the attack. When rotated so that the tip is pointing towards the user's elbow, the hilt could be used in a thrusting blow while the shaft is kept parallel to and against the forearm to block attacks. When not in use, the tekpi are hung at the waist.
The tekpi is a short-handled trident from Southeast Asia. Known as tekpi in Malay, it is called chabang or "cabang" (Dutch spelling: "tjabang" meaning "branch") in Indonesian, siang tépi (雙短鞭 lit. "double short whip") in Hokkien, and trisul (ตรีศูล meaning "trident") in Thai. More than a weapon, it was also important as a Hindu-Buddhist symbol.
Having becoming proficient in unarmed techniques, the student is ready for training with weapons. The first weapons taught include the kris (dagger), "pisau" (knife), kerambit (claw-like knife), "kapak" (axe), tekpi (three-pronged truncheon) and "sundang" (sword).
A trident, the weaponised form of the "serampang" or three-pronged fishing-spear. A related weapon is the "lembing tikam pari" or three-barbed spear. Asian mythology links the trident with the supernatural, so it is sometimes called "tongkat sakti" or magic staff. The word trisula is sometimes also used when referring to the tekpi or short-handled trident
Datuk Mohammed Suffian Bin Awang (born 1971) is the political secretary for the current Prime Minister of Malaysia. Suffian is the advisor for the Kuntao Tekpi Malaysia a martial art organization practicing the ancient art of Malay self-defence. He is also an UMNO Youth Exco.
The quick thrusting hand movements of lian padukan lend themselves to small paired weapons. Thus, the system's primary weapon is the tekpi or three-pronged truncheon. The kris or dagger is used in a similar manner. Other weapons include the Chinese sword and spear.
In India and Thailand, the term also often refers to a short-handled weapon which may be mounted on a danda or staff. But unlike the Okinawan sai, the trishula is often bladed. In Malay and Indonesian, "trishula" usually refers specifically to a long-handled trident while the diminutive version is known as a chabang or tekpi.
In some communities such as Bali, no distinction is made between kuntao and silat. Both have influenced each other to the point where any differentiation between the two can sometimes be blurred. The Malaysian art of Buah Pukul is classified as silat despite its Yunnan origin, while Javanese Kuntao Harimau retains its kuntao status despite being influenced by the folk religion and indigenous culture of Java. Some traditional styles include both words in their name, such as Kedah's 500-year-old Silat Kuntau Tekpi which is categorized as silat.
Literally meaning "branch", the chabang is an iron truncheon with three prongs. Called chabang in Indonesian and tekpi in Malay, it is generally believed to have been based on the Indian trisula. Chabang are traditionally paired and used defensively. The two outer prongs are used for trapping the weapon or breaking the opponent's weapon. Among silat practitioners, the chabang is known as the king of weapons because of its usefulness when defending against blades. It is most highly developed in Bali, Maluku, Timor, south Sulawesi, and Java.
Before its arrival in Okinawa, the sai was already being used in other Asian countries including India, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It may have been brought to Okinawa from one or several of these places simultaneously. Silat practitioners typically refer to the sai either as "chabang" in Indonesian or tekpi in Malay. Based on the Indian trisula, early evidence in the form of Japanese art shows that the chabang predates the sai's use in Okinawa and China. The word "trisula" itself can refer to both a long or short-handled trident. Because the trisula was created in South Asia, it is possible that the sai originated in India and spread along with Hinduism and Buddhism. This is supported by the fact that the trisula is important as a Hindu-Buddhist symbol.