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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shevchenko (19271) 2009-11-09 19:51
Intersting composition to show the Silat's female team, all of them still young, pretty ladies, nice colorful fabrics against black costumes, informative note, thanks for sharing.
BennyV (13794) 2009-11-09 23:51
Hello dear Foozi,
The strong backlight makes this picture technically not the best, but I like you posting it, because it shows me something new about a part of the world that is dear to me. Thanks for the informative note and for the smile on the girls' faces.
ls7902 (7328) 2009-11-10 3:27
Nice capture of the students in happy & cheerful mood. The school in background looks quite new & on high ground. Any flooding problem at that area now? Regards. Latiff.
rabani (9645) 2009-11-10 12:08
They posed or not, I wouldn't want to go face off with any of them. Their sarongs really in contrast with their black uniforms but most of all, they have all the sweetest of smiles.
phwall (6785) 2009-11-10 15:37
The girls look much more ferocious than the boys, hehehehe. :)))
Nice shot, you've got a lot of fun into this image.
jusninasirun (17160) 2009-11-10 21:32
These girls are looking sweet rather than scary. Good exposure under the shade to show their fighting uniform. Nice to see them barefooted and doing their acts. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
paura (47166) 2009-11-11 16:04
It's nice to see the joy of all these young girls. Thank you for show us this beautiful photograph.
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2009-11-12 3:13
Excellent colour and light. Nice smiling beauties
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-11-13 2:42
Wownderful but very dangerous girls. Very fine scene. Good take.
Greetings from Warszawa!
daddo (23831) 2009-12-11 20:15
Selam Foozi. I think those smiles are more powerful than any silat move.Nice moment and a friendly mood from these 'dangerous' young ladies.Regards. Klaudio.
anducina (8407) 2010-02-08 10:54
Very nice girls, so natural and graceful. Excellent capture. I like their exotic look.
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-02-19 2:07
Nice girl, bad girls. Superb scene. Good shot. Very original picture.