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These Silat girls - Malay self defense , are enjoying their time posing. Instead of demonstrating their self defence skill, the give a photo pose. Somesort like a gimmick of their own style.

From Wiki :
Silat Melayu or Malay silat is a blanket term for the types of silat created in peninsular Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. The term is most often used to differentiate Malaysian styles from Indonesian pencak silat.
Some historical background :
Silat was refined into the specialized property of royalty, pendekar, and generals. Kings encouraged princes and children of dignitaries to learn silat and any other form of knowledge related to the necessities of combat. Prominent fighters were elevated to head war troops and received ranks or bestowals from the raja. One of these was the famous 15th-century Melakan warrior Hang Tuah. He learned martial arts together with his four compatriates - Hang Jebat, Hang Lekir, Hang Kasturi and Hang Lekiu - from two of the most renowned silat gurus of the era. In Malaysia today, Hang Tuah is called the "father of silat" for his contribution to the art's dissemination.

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