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Malaysian Martial Art: Silat

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Silat: a form of martial arts practiced in South East Asia. Known as silt Melayu in Malaysia, it is built on the traditions of adab (respect) and adat (customs).
Silat Melayu is characterized by fixed hand positions and today is often thought of as a slow dance-like art among non-practitioners

Silat Melayu is characterized by fixed hand positions and today is often thought of as a slow dance-like art among non-practitioners

In silat culture, the energetic body consists of interlocking circles called chakra (spelled cakra or cakera in Malay).

In silat culture, the energetic body consists of interlocking circles called chakra (spelled cakra or cakera in Malay).

Fighting arts in the Indonesian and Malay Archipelago arose out of hunting methods and military training by the region's native inhabitants. The descendants of former headhunters still perform ancient wardances which are considered the precursor of the freestyle form in silat.

Fighting arts in the Indonesian and Malay Archipelago arose out of hunting methods and military training by the region's native inhabitants. The descendants of former headhunters still perform ancient wardances which are considered the precursor of the freestyle form in silat.

Silat postures

Silat postures

Silat is also a great way to stay fit.

Silat is also a great way to stay fit.

According to legend, Silat movements are based on the movement of animals fighting.

According to legend, Silat movements are based on the movement of animals fighting.

Along with the human body, silat employs a wide variety of weapons. Prior to the introduction of firearms, weapons training was actually considered to be of greater value than unarmed techniques.

Along with the human body, silat employs a wide variety of weapons. Prior to the introduction of firearms, weapons training was actually considered to be of greater value than unarmed techniques.

The movements of silat are often performed as a dance during festivities such as weddings or a royal installation

The movements of silat are often performed as a dance during festivities such as weddings or a royal installation


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Head Spin, Pencak Silat

Head Spin, Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat - an umbrella term for the indigenous martial arts created in Indonesia. Pencak is the performance aspects of the martial art, while silat is the essence of the fighting and self-defense. It is often said by practitioners that there can be no silat without pencak, on the other hand pencak without silat skills is purposeless.

Pencak Silat - an umbrella term for the indigenous martial arts created in Indonesia. Pencak is the performance aspects of the martial art, while silat is the essence of the fighting and self-defense. It is often said by practitioners that there can be no silat without pencak, on the other hand pencak without silat skills is purposeless.

Eddy Ratno Haji Abu Bakar Photo - Asian Beach Games Day 5 - Beach Pencak Silat

Eddy Ratno Haji Abu Bakar Photos Photos: Asian Beach Games Day 5 - Beach Pencak Silat

Eddy Ratno Haji Abu Bakar Photo - Asian Beach Games Day 5 - Beach Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat

Indonesian Martial Arts - Silat. Silat in it's various forms is a great interest of mine. From a self-defence point of view I like the way they emphasis attacking the attacking limb rather than blocking and then counter-attacking.

Indonesian Martial Arts - Silat. Silat in it's various forms is a great interest of mine. From a self-defence point of view I like the way they emphasis attacking the attacking limb rather than blocking and then counter-attacking.

Sundanese. Angklung Buncis, traditional Sundanese music and pencak silat. West Java.

Sundanese. Angklung Buncis, traditional Sundanese music and pencak silat. West Java.

SILAT a collective word for indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia encompassing most of the Nusantara, the Malay Archipelago and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula. MARTIAL ARTS

SILAT a collective word for indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia encompassing most of the Nusantara, the Malay Archipelago and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula. MARTIAL ARTS

Pencak Silat Indonesian Martial Arts - Kicks PCP - YouTube

Pencak Silat Indonesian Martial Arts - Kicks PCP - YouTube

Pencak Silat - Martial Art by arietoursino

Pencak Silat - Martial Art by arietoursino

Nice clinch, Pencak Silat

Nice clinch, Pencak Silat

Silat Martial Art. Portraits by Ricardo Platero

Silat Martial Art. Portraits by Ricardo Platero