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    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?

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    What's the piece for?

    If you're not at least somewhat familiar with the subject matter, you might want to have someone else write it (if it's for work or something.)

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    Not for work, it's just general interest. I have an open mind to martial arts and also enjoy understanding the historical aspects. I've been studying Shaolin Kung Fu and Yang style T'ai Chi for some time now, what I'm lacking is the insight into Silat beyond what is obvious from videos.

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    Ah, I see.

    I don't know much about the subject either, but good luck in your research.

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    MartialStudy: Don't post multiple versions of the same thread in different forums. That's a no-no and it can just get confusing.

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    no problem, as you seem to be a good authority on what I'm looking at I'll suggest that we just close this one?!

    for those interested, the thread with content in can be found here.

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