19 September 2005

Exciting display of silat lincah

19 Nov 2005, MALAYSIA, Pulau Pinang - A young Melayu couple was riding on a motorcycle when suddenly they were attacked by several men armed with knives.

The couple defended themselves, fighting off their attackers with bare hands and forceful kicks.

After struggling for several minutes, the couple managed to overcome the attackers.

All the attackers were sprawled on the ground, reeling in pain.

The act was part of an hour-long performance by the Persatuan Seni Silat Lincah Malaysia at Lincah Warriors Night.

About 2,000 people attended the event at Padan Pemuda Merdeka in Butterworth.

Among them were Tuan Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah.

Association founder Datuk Omardin Mauju said there was fear among silat exponents that silat lincah would soon be a thing of the past.

“The art has been around for 500 years.

“We vow to defend silat lincah till the end of our lives,” he said.

Silat Lincah president Datuk Jahara Hamid said the organisation must not let any sector dismiss, trash or belittle its role in today’s society.

Jahara, who is state Youth and Sports Committee chairman said silat was about fighting spirit.

“Silat builds confidence and inner strength and helps youths face many challenges.

“We hope schools will make an effort to start silat clubs,” she added.

Sourced from http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/11/19/north/12604127&sec=north

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