Silat Beksi Kong Muh. Noer, located in the Petukangan Selatan area, South Jakarta, is a martial arts school or typical Betawi’s Maen Pukulan originating from the area of Kampung Dadap, Kosambi District, Tangerang. Silat Beksi is a Betawi martial art that has a unique moves and way of playing it. The founder of this martial arts lineage was Lie Tjeng Hok (1854-1951), a Chinese descendant from a farming family whose ancestors were believed to have come from Amoy (Xiamen), China. He got the martial art from a teacher who was originally from Dadap village named Ki Jidan. Later, this silat martial arts spread to the Petukangan area of South Jakarta, and the Batujaya area, Batuceper, Tangerang.

Etymologically or the origin of the word, there are many opinions regarding the origin of the term Beksi, but according to silat researcher G.J. Nawi the term is a transformation from the original word ‘bhesi’, which in Hokkien means stance. Another opinion comes from the Chinese vocabulary, ‘bie-si’ which means defense of the four directions.

Maen Pukulan Beksi has a unique character of an inverted punch called loco boni; playing with a close range, the speed and power of the blows depend on the reflexes of the hands and the intellect or intelligence of its practitioner, accompanied by the use of the power of the shoulders and hips as well as explosive attractive movements. There are quite a lot of Beksi Silat moves of about 12 basic or fundamental moves. These moves are different for each region, but there are 3 basic moves that are always present in each region, namely jurus beksi, jurus gedih, and jurus tancep.

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