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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pencak Silat in Indonesia

In Indonesia, the "pencak silat" used to indicate more than 800 martial arts schools and styles spread across more than 13,000 islands.. However, this is actually a compound name consisting of two terms used in different regions.  Pencak Silat was chosen in 1948 as a unifying term for the Indonesian fighting styles. It was a compound of the two most commonly used words for martial arts in Indonesia. Pencak was the term used in central and east Java, while Silat was used in Sumatra and Borneo. In modern usage, Pencak and Silat are seen as being two aspects of the same practice. Pencak is the performance aspects of the martial art, while Silat is the essence of the fighting and self-defense.

Pencak Silat - The Fighting Arts of Indonesia

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Silat Movie - Yasmine

Yasmine the movie

Yasmine the movie an upcoming Indonesian martial arts drama directed by Siti Kamaluddin.

Love is never an easy matter, especially for Yasmine. The boy of her dreams, Adi is back in town but he hooks up with Dewi, her longtime rival. Tired of her school and tied up in an underdog Silat club, she decides to take matters into her own hands and start leading the team. At first, Yasmine’s secret activities are well hidden. However, when her father eventually finds out, he decides once and for all to save Yasmine from what he believes to be her downfall.

Director: Siti Kamaluddin
Cast: Liyana Yus, Arifin Putra, Reza Rahadian, Carmen Soo, Dian P. Ramlee, Roy Sungkono, Mentari De Marelle, and Nabila Huda
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Country: Indonesia

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