Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pencak Silat at Malay Wedding

Pencak Silat performance at a Traditional Malay Wedding in Singapore, accompanied by Kendang/Gendang (drums).

The "Bodyguards" will display the Pencak Silat or Pentjak Silat (martial arts stances with or without weapons) to symbolise their protection and blessing for the wedding couple.

Pencak means performance, Silat means fighting or self-defense. Origins can be traced back to prehistoric Javanese tribes where this set of tradition were passed down entirely by word of mouth.

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