IKKIK Silambam

Silambam Syllabus

Silambam (or) Bo is a weapon-based Martial Art of India, more specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu. Silambam Martial art originated from Tamil Nadu in South India. Tamil Nadu has rich tradition and heritage which spans a period over three thousand years. So they have their own Distinct Bravery games, sports, art, architecture, dance etc.

The word “Silambam” means either a mountain or merely to sound (as verb). While the Silambam fencers are fighting, the weapon makes sound. This might have been the cause for its being named as “Silambam”.

The first stages of silambam practice are meant to provide a foundation for fighting and to condition the body for the training itself. This includes improving flexibility, agility, hand-eye coordination, kinesthetic awareness, balance, strength, speed, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular stamina


List of Bo or Silambam Kata

There are five bo kata that are practiced within IKKIK, and they are learnt in the following order as they progress in complexity. Click on the links in this table or see below for more information about the kata;

  • LEVEL 1 TAIKYOKU BO
  • LEVEL 2 UFUGUSUKU
  • LEVEL 3 BO JITSU SHO
  • LEVEL 4 SUISHI-NO-KON
  • LEVEL 5 BO JITSU BERU
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