The Silat Repository
Your one stop Malaysian silat website.
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Bringing silat communities to light
The Silat Repository acts as a an easy access site for youths to know more about Silat, aswell as a documentation site for rare and unknown Silat communities around Malaysia.
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What is Silat?

Silat is the collective term for a class of indigenous martial arts from the Nusantara and surrounding geocultural areas of Southeast Asia traditionally practised in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Thailand, Southern Philippines and Southern Vietnam. Governed Internationally by organisations like PERSILAT.

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Silat in Malaysia

Seni Persilatan Melayu ('art of Malay Silat') or simply Silat, is a combative art of self-defence  that employs langkah ('steps') and jurus ('movements') to ward off or to strike assaults, either with or without weapons. Silat has since developed into a fine tradition of physical and spiritual training that embodies aspects of traditional Malay attire, performing art and adat. The philosophical foundation of modern Malay Silat is largely based on the Islamic spirituality. Silat in Malaysia is governed by the National Silat Federation of Malaysia (PESAKA)

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Not sure where to start? We've all been there.

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