Silat Melayu means "Malay silat". The term was originally used in reference to the native silat of Sumatra but today it is more commonly used as a blanket term for the types of silat created in peninsular Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam. In modern usage, the term is most often used to differentiate the Malaysian styles from Indonesian pencak silat.

Posted on Jun 3, 2014

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