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Penchak Silat

Penchak Silat is a martial art, widespread in the countries of Southeast Asia. It includes two main sections – unarmed battles and battles with weapons. Penchak Silat is also a component of the culture of Asian peoples with ancient history. This martial art is also known in Europe, it attracts women because it instills a will to self-defense, as well as a sense of beauty.

Penchak silat is most accurately translated as “the combat use of body position changes, used for self-defense.” This martial art contains centuries-old achievements of martial arts in many countries of Southeast Asia. Penkak Silat was originally created as a kind of combat with weapons. This combat system consists of many positions and movements, constantly changing during the battle.

During the 20th century, the pennak silat developed rapidly throughout the world, now international tournaments and world championships are held for this type of martial arts for both men and women. In addition, athletes hold demonstrations.

Sporty Penchak Silat There are 4 aspects of this martial art.

Spiritual or self-regulating – develops self-control of a fighter, improves personality, forms character.

Artistic – deals with the beauty of movements, attention is paid to artistic characteristics. The main thing here is the skill of the performer.

Penkak Silat as a self-defense studies the aspects of self-defense. The main thing here is confidence and perseverance in achieving the goal.

Sports Penkak Silat deals with the sports aspect of martial arts. Frequent competitions and trainings help to quickly and accurately learn the skills of this martial art.

So, Penkak Silat is a style that combines elements of various martial arts, which include blows with limbs and techniques of owning different weapons, such as a sword, dagger, spear, staff, folding fan, etc. In this martial art they use a variety of methods of attack and defense, borrowing part of the movements in other martial arts.

There are several theories about the origin of this martial art, now there are hundreds of styles and thousands of silat schools, some of them even study magic. According to legend, a woman with about. Sumatra, who watched the tiger fight with a huge bird. Arriving home, she was able to remember and repeat all the movements of animals, defending herself against an evil husband. Then this couple together developed a set of techniques for this martial arts. Indeed, archaeologists have proven the origin of martial arts in Sumatra.

After the colonization of Indonesia by Holland, the silat moved to Europe with immigrants and achieved great popularity there.

Penchak Silat Tournament Official Penchak Silat tournaments include four types of competitions: duel, personal appearances, doubles and team performances. A participant in individual performances must demonstrate a mandatory program consisting of 14 elements of movement – without weapons, with a machete and with a rod for a set period of time – 3 minutes. In paired performances, 2 members of the same team must show various attacks and defenses both with and without weapons for 3 minutes. In team competitions, 3 participants from one team show their skills in mandatory team exercises without weapons for 5 minutes.

The battle site on Penchak Silat is a square platform with sides of 10 by 10 meters. A ring is a circle of 8 m in diameter located inside a square area.

In international competitions fighters take part – both men and women aged from 14 to 35 years, in competitions for adults the age of athletes should be in the range of 17 to 40 years, and for juniors – from 14 to 17 years.

Penchak Silat is a martial art, widespread in the countries of Southeast Asia. It includes two main sections – unarmed battles and battles with weapons. Penchak Silat is also a component of the culture of Asian peoples with ancient history. This martial art is also known in Europe, it attracts women because it instills a will to self-defense, as well as a sense of beauty.

Penchak silat is most accurately translated as “the combat use of body position changes, used for self-defense.” This martial art contains centuries-old achievements of martial arts in many countries of Southeast Asia. Penkak Silat was originally created as a kind of combat with weapons. This combat system consists of many positions and movements, constantly changing during the battle.

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