TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS MARTIAL ARTS OF MALAY SILAT
Where it all began……. • Silat Melayu (Jawi: سيلت ملايو; lit. "Malay silat") is a blanket term for the types of silat created in peninsular Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, Thailand,Brunei and Singapore. The silat tradition has deep roots in Malay culture and can trace its origin to the dawn of Malay civilization, 2000 years ago
Origins • The first martial skills in the Malay Peninsula were those of the indigenous tribes (orangasal) who would use hunting implements like spears, machetes, blowpipes and bows and arrows in raids against enemy tribes. Certain tribes were well-known warriors and pirates such as the Iban and the Tringgus of Borneo. Aboriginal populations on the peninsula were mostly replaced by Deutero-Malays andChamic people in a wave of migration from mainland Asia around 300 B.C
Do you know….. • A Malaysian variant of an Indonesian story explains that the first complete system of silat was created by a woman who was carrying a basket of food on her head when birds tried to steal the food from her. She dodged the birds coming from all directions while at the same time balancing the basket on her head and attempting to chase the birds away with her hands. She arrived home late and was scolded by her husband who had no food to eat. He tried to beat the woman but she avoided all his attacks and was completely untouched. Her husband had grown tired and after listening to her explanation for being late, asked his wife to teach him what she had learned. Together they created the rudiments of silat.
(MALAYSIA) REMNANT F.I.G.H.T.E.R.S. SULAIMAN SHAH BIN ABDULLAH 16 YEARS PAHANG MUHAMAD ZUL AFKAR BIN ROSLI 16 YEARS PERAK MUHAMMAD HAIQAL BIN ROSLI 16 YEARS SELANGOR
ABOUT US Fight In Great Honour To Earn Respect and Success • Location • Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya, Malaysia • Teacher Advisor • PuanMasariahbintiMispari • Team Members • Sulaiman Shah bin Abdullah • MuhamadZulAfkar bin Rosli • Muhammad Haiqal bin Rosli • Ahmad Maher bin Khusaini (Future Projects) “We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.” -Lyndon B. Johnson