SILAT SUNUA PARIAMAN

SILAT SUNUA PARIAMAN

Silat is a traditional Minangkabau martial art. It fuses the act of self-effect with dance and religious symbols. There are many kinds of silat but it often has an elegance akin to that of Tai Chi and also a ferocity inspired by wildlife commonly found in the Sumatran rainforest, such as the movements of a tiger, where the Minangkabau people originated from. It has changed through-out the eras, and is now often viewed as a form of sport. Throughout Pariaman and Sumatra, it is common to see Silat contests being held. In small rural villages, it is still taught traditionally in a Surau (small mosque)