The Gelek is the basic movement in Silat. It is a twisting sidestep which can result in a 90° turn with crossed legs. The twisting empowers your movements, spiraling energy through your body upright and down to the floor as well as moving on the floor. The toes faces the same direction, the weight is on the footpads, but it should be your goal to place the heels on the earth with no weight to mislead the enemy. The twisting movement used to enter, hit, control or break your opponent.