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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The OneSilat Championship

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OneSilat is a global and professional fighting championship rooted in the culturally rich Asian martial arts of silat. Originating in Southeast Asia, silat is a deadly martial art practiced by millions of people in the region and around the world. Fighting styles are diverse within silat, and techniques include hand strikes, kicks, joint manipulation, throws as well as the use of traditional weaponry.

OneSilat is the world’s 1st platform for silat practitioners worldwide to fight professionally. OneSilat fights are based on unique OneSilat rules, non-stop, full contact and comprise of three 3-minute rounds, and set against a high-octane background with lights and music, promise to give the viewers an adrenalin-filled experience never seen before in the world of silat.


OneSilat fights are competed in a unique circular ring measuring seven meters in diameter and one that is raised at the sides. One “corner” shall be designated the white corner, and the “corner” exactly opposite it shall be designated the black corner.


Each fight is to be for 3 rounds, with each round lasting 3 minutes, with a 1-minute interval in between rounds.
Each title fight is to be for 3 rounds, with each round lasting for 5 minutes, with a 1-minute interval in between rounds.
Each World Championship title fight is to be for 5 rounds, with each round lasting for 5 minutes, with a 1-minute interval in between rounds.
Prior to the start of each fight, each fighter must perform an 8-step pencak silat movement of their own style.



Fighters are to be dressed in attire provided by OneSilat Championship. Naked torsos, kickboxing shorts, shoes or other attire are strictly prohibited. Female contestants are allowed to wear headscarf and T-shirts underneath the official attire.


All contestants are required to wear a:

  • mouthpiece
  • groin guard (compulsory for both male and female), and
  • grappling gloves (7oz) and handwraps
Gloves will be provided by OneSilat Championship. No other protective equipment is allowed (e.g. shin guards, knee and ankle supports, chest protectors, or any type of padding).


Fights Are Won By:

  • Knockout
  • Technical Knockout
  • Submission (tapping out physically and verbally)
  • Referee Stoppage (TKO)
  • Doctor Stoppage
  • Corner Man Throwing In Towel
  • No Contest
  • Disqualification
  • Judges Decision

To score a fight, judges will take into account the following in descending order of importance:

  • Near TKO or submission
  • Damage
  • Striking combinations and generalship
  • Takedowns
  • Takedown defense
  • Aggression
  • Clear techniques apply
  • Variation techniques apply
  • Physical conditioning


Standing techniques allowed include:

  • Strikes, including punches, forearm and elbow strikes, kicks and knees to the head, body and legs
  • Flying knee and elbow strikes
  • Standing submissions
  • All types of scissors/clips with 2 legs to the legs, body or neck
  • All takedowns
  • One punch or kick only (no stomping) by a standing fighter against the body of a grounded opponent
  • Clinching and knee, elbow and punches


  • Grounded opponent can defend from the attack of a standing fighter


  • Head butting
  • Knee and elbow strikes to the head (except for flying/jump knee and elbow)
  • Eye gouging
  • Biting
  • Spitting at the opponent
  • Orifice insertion
  • Inserting finger into cut/laceration of an opponent
  • Hair pulling
  • Groin attacks
  • Small joint manipulation
  • Striking of opponent between rounds and after final bell
  • Attacking opponent at or during the break
  • Throat strikes of any kind, including without limitation, grabbing of the trachea
  • Clawing, pinching or twisting of the flesh
  • Grabbing of the clavicle
  • Stomping of a grounded opponent
  • Striking downwards using the point of the elbow
  • Holding or pulling the shorts or gloves of an opponent
  • Hiding or standing behind the referee
  • Abusive language or signs
  • Disregarding referee’s or championship official’s instructions
  • Striking an opponent to the mattress on his head or neck
  • Interference by the corner to distract the referee intentionally
  • Applying foreign substance to the hair, face or body to gain an unfair advantage
  • Excessive amounts of water dumped on a fighter to make him/her slippery
  • Consumption of any energy drinks by fighters

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