Savuku (Tamil: சவுக்கு, Malay: sauku) is the Tamil word for whip, used both for domestic purposes and traditionally also in hand-to-hand fighting. Its combat application is taught in the Indian martial arts, most notably in silambam and kalaripayat, as well as Indo-Malay silat. Whip techniques in silambam are known as savuku adi and are generally performed from mid-range.[1]

Place of originIndia

See also


  1. Master Murugan, Chillayah, Silambam Academy (20 October 2012). "Silambam Weapons - Whip Savuku". Silambam. Retrieved 25 May 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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