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Founding members

The European Silat Federation was created by 5 country members.


Austria hostes a traditional Silat originated from the malays peninsular: the Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia


In Germany, you'll find one style of Silat Melayu : The Silat Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia.


The Netherlands offer several styles of Silat Melayu. Among others are Silat Keris Lok 9 and Harimau Berantai.


The two styles of Silat Melayu represented in France are Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia and Seni Gayong Malaysia.

United Kingdom

In the UK, you can find two big Silat Melayu styles: Silat Lincah Malaysia and Silat Gayong Malaysia.

Styles of Silat Melayu

The European Silat Melayu Federation gathers several styles of traditional Silat Melayu

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Lincah Malaysia

The Silat Lincah is one the four biggest Silat styles in Malaysia and one of the founding members of the Malaysia Silat Federation.

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Keris Lok 9

The Keris Lok 9 is a style of Silat founded and developed by Guru Azlan Haji Ghanie, also founder of the Seni Beladiri magazine.

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Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia

The Silat Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia is one the four biggest styles in Malaysia and also a founding member othe Malaysian Silat Federation.

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Gayong Malaysia

The Silat Gayong Malaysia is one of the biggest Silat styles in Malaysia and also a founding members of the Malasian Silat Federation.

Our goal is to unit the Silat Melayu in Europe under the European Silat Melayu Federation and by supporting initiatives from our brothers in Europe and Malaysia.

Rob Brandt

Our latest events

ESMF organizes and share events about Silat Melayu in Europe.

Golok Day – 2022

We also had the pleasure to have Mr Eric Bovenlander and his wife Tatie with us. The day was officially opened by Guru Audran of Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia from France. After that there were several performances by different Guru and Jurulatih. There was a harmonious and friendly atmosphere where traditional silat was given a […]

Hari Kampung Melayu – 2021

Friday October 8th: Arrival The Culture Silat team traveling to the Netherlands was composed by five Guru/Jurulatih : Guru Jérôme, Guru Muda Audran, Cikgu Matthias and Cikgu Bertrand, representing respectively the Gayung Fatani gelanggang from Köln (Germany) and Paris, Bagnolet, Metz (France). Upon their arrival in Roermond on Friday evening, the PSMN team had prepared […]