The History of Silat in Switzerland
Pencak Silat is an ancient Indonesian martial art, possibly their origin goes back to the 6th Century. AD Back and served for the pure self-defense. The words Pencak (Javanese) and silat (Malay) have the same meaning; artistic struggles. Silat is also self-defense. Silat is operated as a competitive sport to the world championships. Particular emphasis is placed primarily on the aesthetics of expression, for "artistic struggles" requires more than just opponents put out of action, dexterity is important that the meeting of the sensitive parts of the body is crucial as a powerful block of the attack. Silat is martial arts and martial arts to the same, suitable for almost everyone, young and old, small and large. There are in Indonesia over one hundred sixty different, the World Association Persilat recognized Pencak Silat styles, which is not surprising, is because with its over three thousand islands, Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world, it extends from Jndischen Ocean in the west to New Guinea in the east, from Southeast Asian continent in the north to Australia in the south.
Events will take place at different levels, locally, nationally and internationally. Carrying out the competitions are in full contact and without weapons, in addition to the form or kata competitions as Seni performed. Is judged according to the rules of Persilat.
Is organized by Pencak Silat national and continental organizations and finally the Persilat.
Pencak Silat found with menswear TAHIR the way to Switzerland, born in 1918 in Sulavesi. In 1950 he migrated to CH, founded the first school in Zurich and taught there from his own style of Silat, Haka Tahir Pencak Silat. To date (2011) Haka is with his 93 years in training to meet twice a week at his school.
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