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Pencak Silat
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Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat is a non-aggressive martial arts from the of the Indonesian/Malay islands.

Today there are hundreds of different forms of Pencak Silat. Silat employs natural body movements and develops balance and economy of movement in each individual.

It can be practised purely for sport and fitness, for the aesthetic beauty of the art or for the chance to learn one of the world's few remaining complete traditional martial arts systems.

Silat enhances and strengthens self-awareness, self-discipline, integrity, responsibility, loyalty and cooperation amongst its practitioners.

Pencak Silat was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008 and the Asian Indoor Games in 2009.

List of disciplines

  • Pencak Silat

This is an artistic sport, originating from South East Asia. Pencak silat uses the techniques of the hands, legs and wrestling. Pencak silat is divided into two categories: combat and performance. In the combat event, the techniques of self-defense and attack play a decisive role. In the performance category, besides beautiful shows, Pencak silat also offers soft, simple exercises for everyone wishing to improve their physical strength.

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