About the Pahuyuth Compendium
Pahuyuth is an ancient martial art. A compendium is a collection of writings or a short textbook. The Pahuyuth Compendium is the new technical handbook of the basic level (green belt) and an integral part of the Pahuyuth training and examination procedure since 2020 AD.
With the Pahuyuth Compendium, it was for the first time in history possible to compile the traditional fighting techniques of all seven Pahuyuth disciplines in just one work and thus preserve them for future generations. At the same time, this technical handbook was conceived as a practical learning aid and companion, which provides all Pahuyuth students and teachers with a globally uniform learning content and qualification standard.
The Pahuyuth Compendium can serve as a cross-style complement to existing knowledge and as a source of inspiration for professionally interested martial artists.
With more than 1,000 individual techniques depicted and more than 100 complementary illustrations, images and infographics, the Pahuyuth Compendium is the most comprehensive reference work on the technical repertoire of Pahuyuth to date.
The weapon fighting part results from the five armed Pahuyuth disciplines MEED (knife), MAI SAWK (shield), DAAB (sword), GRABONG (quarterstaff) and SABAI (scarf). These comprise 746 further basic techniques and thus represent the whole spectrum of the traditional armed combat of Pahuyuth (AWUD).
Also included are blueprints for the production of training weapons and checklists for the necessary construction materials. In addition to the technical teaching and training contents of the official curriculum, the Pahuyuth Compendium also contains a 25-page general part. In this chapter interdisciplinary applicable basics, principles and concepts of Pahuyuth are taught. Further 69 pages with texts on the history, philosophy and teaching practice of Pahuyuth complete the work.
Teaching contents with sketches or drawings has a long tradition in Pahuyuth. In ancient times palm leaf manuscripts were used for this purpose. In modern times, EDP and audiovisual media prevailed.
For the Pahuyuth Compendium all available teaching materials since 1975 have been reviewed, revised and supplemented with previously unpublished content (e.g. principles of action, anatomical drawings and the model of autodynamics).
Benefits and goals
Rather was it made to serve its owner as a kind of map or guide, with the help of which he can orientate himself and find his own way during the acquisition of the Pahuyuth knowledge.
The names “Plai Tamin” or “Miehpray” are pseudonyms for Pahuyuth Free-Warrior(esses) and/or teachers.
The use of such fantasy names has always been a traditional part of this martial art. In earlier times, pseudonyms served, among other things, to protect from political, religious or social persecution.
It is said that knowledge is like salt: Not the one who digs it is relevant, nor the one who fills it in sacks and brings it to the city. Only the one who puts it on his tongue (here the reader) can taste it and thus truly benefit from it.
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Original German version