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Great video of Silat 

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Traditional Silat in pictures :
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Silat Fighter drawing :
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Very nice street Art from Malaysia by Julia Volchkova  :
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In case you might be interested. I just hope only 'true' martial art is being featured and not just some random smashing. Also they better do more (to deliver kicks and punches too) and not to only rely on weapons all the time.

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The trailer of The Raid 2 (may contain some spoilers).

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I just found this deleted scene from the movie Merantau Warrior. The fight starts at 3:38 and finished at 3:48. That was just effing 10 seconds! He did that by focusing his hits at the big guy's joints, a typical "Silat Harimau" style. I know it's not real but it could happen in real life, and so does fighting that drags up to 6 minutes continuously (heck even one round in UFC also lasts for 6 minutes).

I remember reading people criticizing the 6-minute fighting against "Mad Dog" (also played by Yayan Ruhian) in the movie The Raid: Redemption. They said it could have ended earlier if they hit his groin. For me those people don't know what they're talking about. If both fighters (or three of them in The Raid) are experts in martial art it would be very hard to find an opening to hit the opponent's groin.

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Attended a traditional Malay wedding in my neighborhood yesterday. There was  a silat performance at the opening of the event. Traditionally silat performance like this (also known as "silat pulut" in some places in Peninsula Malaysia) has always been performed in a Malay wedding. In the 90's I saw a decline in the number of silat performances as many Malay couples have started adopting modern/western wedding. However in recent years I started to see the revival of this tradition again, which is a good thing, and I hope it will remain popular for a long time.
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