The Sports: Martial Arts: (Silat Martial Arts )

Silat is a general term that comprehensively denotes all Martial Arts based on the originally Southeast Asian (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Philippines) arts of Penca(k) and Silat. The root philosophy of Penca(k) and Silat in Southeast Asia includes aspects of self defense, social and spiritual ethics, arts, and sports. Further Martial Arts (i.e. Kun Tao, Pukulan ) have contributed to the actual forms of practice worldwide. Besides its native cultures in South East Asia, Penca(k) Silat especially began to flourish in the USA, the Netherlands, and other mainly European countries after World War II. In South East Asia and other parts of the world a world union of Pencak Silat (PERSILAT, headquarters located in Jakarta, Indonesia) exists, though this organization is not recognized by all schools. Silat Martial Arts Sports.

Silat is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia encompassing most of the Nusantara, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Malay Archipelago and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula. (wikipedia)