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  • 16th World Pencak Silat Championship
    United States Silat Federation (USF) is planning on sending a team to the World Pencak Silat Championships in Phuket, Thailand. The Fighting Chance is a mini-series about the USA team's effort and training to prepare for this prestigious tournament. Please support Silat USA team to attend the World Championships.

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American University, Washington, DC

Course Title: The Fighting Arts of Indonesia


The formal system of Indonesia’s fighting art is called "pencak silat". It originated around 2000 B.C. The crude form of pencak silat was developed from observations of animal movements and natural surroundings. Pencak silat was used for defending against wild animals, bandits, madmen and tribes from outside the archipelago. In addition, it was used to protect the family and one’s honor.

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