2/23/2013 6:02pm, #1
"An incredible skill in the art of strangulation"
New article on the Bartitsu Society website concerning the infamous "Punjab lasso" (the signature weapon of the Phantom of the Opera), with sideways glances at Indian Thuggee assassins and French street gangsters.
2/24/2013 10:30am, #2
This is very interesting.
Coincidentally I'm currently reading Glen Cook's Black Company series which features a cult of assassins who use a strangling scarf or "Rumel".
I wonder how similar the techniques would be to Silat's use of the Sarong.
2/24/2013 11:23am, #3
Nice article. To be able to actually throw it and have it wrap around a neck the scarf would have to be weighted a both ends like a bolo, right? Or are we suggesting it wasn't thrown but rather swung with one weighted end?
2/24/2013 11:25am, #4
I'm still holding out to see the silat sarong applied in sparring ...
2/24/2013 11:28am, #5
2/24/2013 11:39am, #6