Silat Extreme (Malaysian martial art)

Posted by jai on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pencak Silat or Silat ("fighting by using techniques of self-defense") is a Southeast Asianmartial art with roots in the culture of the Malay World. This art is widely known in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and the Philippines but can also be found in varying degrees among the Malay-affiliated communities in Thailand and Cambodia. The art has also reached Europe, and is especially popular in the Netherlands, where it is as popular as karate is in the United States. It is estimated that there are hundreds of aliran (styles) and thousands of schools. Many of the aliran find their origin in the observation of wild animals fighting. "Harimau" (Tiger) and "Elang" (Eagle) are some examples.

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