Grips (Kaippiṭi Vagai)

Silambam Staff Grips ( Kai Pidi Vagai )

Grips of Silambam Staff

• Anatomy Recognition in Tamil Terminology
RECOGNITION -HAND: Right Hand (Valathu Kai) & Left Hand (Idathu Kai)
RECOGNITION -LEG: Right Leg (Valathu Kal) & Left Leg (Idathu Kal)

Staff Fencing Anatomy Recognition in Tamil Terminology Staff Fencing Anatomy Recognition in Tamil Terminology

• Distance Recognition in Tamil Terminology
RECOGNITION: Proximal (situated nearest to point of attachment or origin) & Distal (situated farthest from point of attachment or origin)

Staff Fencing Distance Recognition in Tamil Terminology Staff Fencing Distance Recognition in Tamil Terminology

• 3 Fingers Distance Measurement
( VERY IMPORTANT FOR BASE HAND: distance of 3 fingers from ending of staff is important before doing close grip / wide grip )

Staff Fencing 3 Fingers Measurement

• Elbow Distance Measurement
( VERY IMPORTANT FOR FORWARD HAND: this is subsequent distance measurement after do 3 fingers as above )

Staff Fencing Elbow Measurement 1 Staff Fencing Elbow Measurement 2 Staff Fencing Elbow Measurement 3

• Ready Open Palm
( VERY IMPORTANT: open palm; do not leave gap inbetween fingers )

Staff Fencing Ready Open Palm Good Staff Fencing Ready Open Palm Bad

• Ready Closed Palm

Staff Fencing Ready Closed Palm

• Middle Grip Single Hand

Staff Fencing Middle Grip Single Hand

• Middle Grip Both Hand

Staff Fencing Middle Grip Both Hand

• Middle Grip Reversed Up

Staff Fencing Middle Grip Reversed Up

• Close Grip

Staff Fencing Close Grip Good Staff Fencing Close Grip Bad

• Close Grip Reversed

Staff Fencing Close Grip Reversed Good Staff Fencing Close Grip Reversed Bad

• Wide Grip Left

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Left

• Wide Grip Left Reversed

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Left Reversed

• Wide Grip Left Open Palm

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Left Open Palm

• Wide Grip Left Open Palm Down

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Left Open Palm Down

• Wide Grip Right

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right
Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Good1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Bad1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Bad2 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Bad3

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Good2 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Bad4

• Wide Grip Right Reversed

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Reversed
Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Reversed Good1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Reversed Good2

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Reversed Bad1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Reversed Bad2

• Wide Grip Center

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Center 1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Center 2 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Center 3

• Wide Grip Right Closed Palm Underarm

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Closed Palm Underarm

• Wide Grip Right Open Palm Underarm

Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Open Palm Underarm1 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Open Palm Underarm2 Staff Fencing Wide Grip Right Open Palm Underarm3