What is Pencak Silat?

Pencak Silat or Pentjak Silat is a term used to describe various fighting systems throughout the islands of Indonesia. It is often a highly scientific approach to martial arts, using strikes, traps, takedowns, grappling and joint locks in ways considered unorthodox or mystical by traditional martial arts standards. There are thousands of islands, each with their own versions of Pencak Silat.

Skill is only a rumour, until it reaches the muscle.

- Balinese proverb