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The term Silat is used to sum up the traditional martial arts practised on the Malay Peninsula, on Borneo, Indonesia and in the Philippines (Sulu Islands and some parts of Mindanao).

The art contains both unarmed and weapon techniques. Some traditional styles include even fighting against animals like tigers and monkeys.

PERSILAT (Persekutuan Pencak Silat Antarabangsa, the International Pencak Silat Federation) is promoting Pencak Silat as an international competition sport.

There are full-contact (Tanding) fights, as well as form demonstrations, for one (Tunggal), two (Ganda) or three (Regu) persons.

The World Championships 2002 took place in Penang, Malaysia in December 2002.

List of Silat styles

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