Definition of Silat in English:

Silat

noun

  • [mass noun] The Malay art of self-defence, practised as a martial art or accompanied by drums as a ceremonial display or dance.

    • ‘Believe it or not, I first came across Omo Plata as a finishing hold in Indonesian Silat.’
    • ‘While still deadly, Silat is also presented with music as a traditional folk dance.’
    • ‘This week I want to cast my net a little bit further, and discuss some similarities between modern grappling and Indonesian Silat.’
    • ‘Training in silat includes cultural, spiritual, and mental aspects as well as tumbling, striking, kicking, blocking and agility movements.’

Origin

Malay.

Pronunciation:

Silat

/sɪˈlat/