Silat Martial Arts Academy

What is Pencak Silat?

The formal system of Indonesia’s fighting art is called pencak silat. The people of the Malay ethnicity group has been training in this fighting system as early as the 6th century. Initially pencak silat was developed from observations of animal movements and natural surroundings. Pencak silat was used for defending against bandits and tribes from outside the archipelago. In addition, it was used to protect the family and one’s honor. Pencak silat is closely tied to the history of Indonesia and had a significant impact on the growth of Indonesia.


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    Address:12083 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852
    (10 min. walk from White Flint metro station and 1 block from Harris Teeter)

    USA Pencak Silat Federation

    The USA Pencak Silat Federation (UPSF) is a non-profit Pencak Silat association in the USA to represent Silat from the Nusantara community that includes, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darusalam, and Singapore. USA Pencak Silat Federation is organized for exclusively religious, charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
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