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[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.’
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