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Indonesian Martial Art For Troops

Some Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers were taught basic martial arts from the Indonesian Martial Arts trainers at Queen Elizabeth Barracks’ Tuvasu Hall at Nabua, Suva, on Monday
20 May 2015 09:53
Indonesian Martial Art For Troops
Imard Widodo of the Indonesian Martial Arts show some basic martial arts to the Republic of Fiji Military officers at Tuvasu Hall at Nabua, Suva. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Some Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers were taught basic martial arts from the Indonesian Martial Arts trainers at Queen Elizabeth Barracks’ Tuvasu Hall at Nabua, Suva, on Monday afternoon.

The training was part of an exhibition conducted by Indonesian military Pencak artists who were in Fiji for a two-day visit.

Their trip was part of a memorandum of understading (MoU) signed between the Indonesian and Fijian Ministry of Youth and Sports in Jakarta City last year.

Twenty Fijian soldiers learned Pencak Silat, the Indonesian martial arts during the exhibition.

Indonesian team leader Muliadi Adnan said this form of martial art was for self-defence and was among their traditional sports which had strong links to their culture.

Pencak Silat is an Indonesian martial arts taught by professional Pencak trainers,” Mr Adnan said.

Wikipedia says Pencak silat, sometimes spelled penchak silat or pentjak silat is an umbrella term for the martial arts of Indonesia.

The leading organisation of pencak silat in Indonesia is the Pencak Silat Association of Indonesia or PERSILAT.

Meanwhile, a similar exhibition for Police and Corrections officers were held at the Nasova Police Academy in Suva yesterday.

luisa.qiolevu@fijisun.com.fj

 




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