It’s been around for thousands of years. Finally, Pencak Silat is appearing at the Asian Games for the first time.
Originating in India, the earliest known practice of Pencak Silat in Indonesia was in 6th-Century Riau and West Sumatra.
Long overshadowed by other martial arts, it’s competitors are finally competing alongside the world’s most popular sports. Despite home advantage, Gold for Indonesia is far from confirmed…
Watch the Al Jazeera report on Pencak Silat at the Asian Games: