Islam brought by Prophet Mohammad had reached (parts of) Central Asia in less than 50 years after his death. Central Asia, especially China, is nowadays famous of its martial arts. Even in some muslim countries, e.g. Indonesia and Egypt, there is some martial art which is believed originated from Central Asia, specifically Turkestan and Western China. Thus I am interested in tracking the source of this martial art.
Based on my reading, I got some names such as shurul khan (shoo-rool-khan) and thifan po khan (tee-fun-poh-khan). However I found only sources available in Bahasa Indonesia or Malay which are based on Zhodam old book. There I found some words which sound like Turkic language but I can't verify them, such as shurul khan (shoo-rool-khan), thifan po khan (tee-fun-poh-khan), kagrul (kag-rool), badur (bah-dur), ahund (ah-hoon), turgul (toor-ghool), tamid (tah-mid), banetin (bah-net-teen), tsenkay (sand-kai), liqud (lee-kood).
DISCLAIMER: The spellings above are only my personal approach, I don't know exactly :)
Do you have any historical information about martial arts in Western China (and also Turkestan in general, e.g. Uyghur (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, etc) in Islamic era? In addition about my reading, do words above really exist in Turkic languages (e.g. Uyghur)?