The whip (Indonesian: pecut, cambuk) is one of the traditional weapons found in Indonesia. The people from the island of Madura used such whips for driving cattle, and it is a natural extension of silat motion. In times of drought many ethnic groups in Indonesia will perform two-man "rain dances" where the combatants duel with whips. The blood drawn from the flailing is said to be an offering to bring rain for a successful growing season.
Within Inti Ombak Pencak Silat, the whip is considered one of the prototypical examples of a flexible weapon, which can generalize to other materials like a belt or sarung. Training the whip teaches power generation, evasion at range, coiling and wrapping.