Silat Seni Gayong is a style of silat from Malaysia. It was the first martial arts association to be registered in the country, and is now the biggest and most
internationally-known school of silat Melayu. In Malaysia, Gayong is overseen by Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia (PSSGM) or the Malaysian Silat Seni Gayong Organisation. This
organization is currently led by Datuk Ismail bin Jantan. While it is most popular in Malaysia and Singapore, there are also branches in Vietnam, Australia, France, Kuwait, Tunisia,
Britain, and the United States.
Seni Gayong originated among the Bugis people of Sulawesi, Indonesia and was called silat sendi harimau. Literally meaning "tiger joint silat", the system utilized the tiger claw
technique to lock opponents' joints.