Martial Arts Odyssey: History of Silat Kalam

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

Grand Master, Guru Dr. Mazlan Man tells the Brooklyn Monk how Silat Kalam came to Malaysia, from Persia. The Guru also explains the connection between Silat Kalam and the Sultan of Kedah.

Martial Arts Odyssey: History of Silat Kalam

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Historically, the Sultan of Kedah is credited with having spread both Islam and Silat Kalam to the common people of Malaysia.

“The Sultanate of Kedah was the earliest sultanate on the Malay Peninsula and arguably the oldest Sultanate in the world founded in year 1136.” wikipedia

The current Sultan of Kedah is poised to become the new Agong (highest Sultan) of Malaysia in December of 2011.

“Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah or in full, Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al-Sultan Sir Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, GCB, KStJ, (born 28 November 1927) was the fifth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 21 September 1970 to 20 September 1975 and 27th Sultan of Kedah since 15 July 1958.” Wikipedia

Antonio Graceffo is self-funded and needs donation to continue his writing and video work. To support the project you can donate through the paypal link on his website, or by direct transfer into his bank account.

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army.




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Martial Arts Odyssey: History of Silat Kalam

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