Pencak Silat and South-East Martial styles - similar??
I'm looking to write a short piece on the similarities between Silat and other South-East Asian styles.
Given that I'm not familiar with a great deal of Silat's history, and only have videos to look at, I wondered if anyone had an opinion on what the practical and historical aspects of these arts have in common?
For example, I'm aware that Chinese boxing was developing at the same time as Silat, and that there would have been strong cultural ties during this time.
But how does this translate to techniques they share?
Are their any similarities between arts from Japan and South Korea, for example?