The Malay Art of Self-Defense: Silat Seni Gayong
Silat, a Malay martial art, widely practiced since at least the seventh century, was generally suppressed by British, Dutch and Portuguese colonists and so has only recently seen a revival. This book is one of the few written in English to detail the practice of one particular branch of silat, i.e. gayong. The 247 page book which has numerous black and white photographs demonstrating the art has, amongst others chapters on Silat, its meaning and history; Gayong, its meaning and history, Gayong customs; Gayong Philosophy; Gayong Forms & Curriculum; Kebatinan - Spirituality; The Distinction of the Keris in Silat; Gayong Techniques; Training Centre Rules; Gayong from an American Perspective and a section of Hang Tuah, thought to be one of the earliest practitioners. New Paperback First Edition
Weight 0.60 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Published by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley 2005 First edition.