Do you know about Pencak Silat? Have you ever heard about Pencak Silat before? If you are so interested in learning about everything that related to Indonesia then it is a must for you to get t o know about Pencak Silat. For your information, Pencak Silat is one of the traditional Indonesian martial arts that is so popular among people all over the world. If you want to know more about the history of it, it is kind of hard to trace it, by the way, there are so many versions that you can find. Are you so curious about the performance? You can plan to spend your holiday in Indonesia and get to watch the special performance from the professionals. You need to know that it is one of the methods that you can use for self-defense. Basically, the teacher has their own secretive methods that they will not reveal, it is related to the religious thingy. But you can get to learn it start from the basic if you want, it is interesting anyway.
Are you interested in learning about Tarung Derajat? Basically, Indonesia has so many kinds of traditional martial arts that you can learn but, this time, we are going to discuss about Tarung Derajat. I am pretty sure you are not that familiar with it, right? That is why if you want to know more about it, you need to read this article until the end. When it comes to Tarung Derajat then we cannot separate it with a full body contact martial art. It comes from West Java, Indonesia. Yes, of course, there was someone who created this martial art and the person is Haji Achmad Drajat. He is the one who developed some techniques; a thing that sounds so amazing is he used his experience as a street fighter in the past. If you are interested in learning this martial art, feel free to come to a shelter that he created for his students. It called AA BOXER anyway.
About Merpati Putih Merpati Putih is a school or Indonesian called it perguruan for Pencak Silat. It is from Yogyakarta and it stands for Mersudi Patitising Tindak Pusakane Titising Hening which means always searching for the truth with inner peace. For your information, it is rooted in the Javanese beliefs and also the philosophies came from the Javanese keraton tradition. If you have a plan to visit Yogyakarta then it is such a great chance for you to come to this school and learn some movements there. You would be able to meet the teachers as well as the students that have a certain level regarding their skills in Pencak Silat. You will get to learn about the empty-handed self defense as a main focus and also inner strength. There is a breathing technique that you have to learn as a part of your training in order to master the inner strength that you have. If you think that it is so traditional but you need to know that there is national even international tournament. Great news is, you can find Merpati Putih in United States, Japan as well as Netherlands.
Learn more about Cimande What do you know about Cimande? If you do not have an idea about it at all, you probably have a basic knowledge about Pencak Silat, right? It is one of the oldest styles of Pencak Silat that has widely spread. It is a west Javanese system believed that was created by Embah Kahir in 1700’s. It was also considered as the style that was created by the ethnic Sundanese. By the way, there are so many versions of history about this style, but again those versions did not change the value of this style at all. Yes, this style contains some values and also norms that passed down from ancestor Cimande to the generation so that they can keep the tradition of it. If you are the one that has a thing for Indonesian martial art, it is a great chance that you can use to learn more about Cimande.