To go deeper into the many styles of Pencak Silat we are traveling back to the heart of Indonesia, to its roots in Central Java. Historically this region has produced more styles than any other and it is here that Inti Ombak’s lineage can be traced back many centuries to the Mataram Kingdom.
A clip from The Island Art of Silat featuring the Pencak Silat style of Tapak Suci. Founded 50 years ago, in a time of great political upheaval in Java, Tapak Suci followers wear a distinctive red uniform in a tribute to the Muslim struggle against communism that took place in Indonesia in the 1960’s.
We are pleased to release the cover artwork for our new release, The Island Art of Silat.
The official trailer for our upcoming new release: The Island Art of Silat. This is a Journey across Indonesia to uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most important and relatively undiscovered martial arts… Pencak Silat.
Our forthcoming 2016 release takes us to the island arts of Indonesia for Pencak Silat. There are hundreds of various styles of Pencak Silat and not surprising when a country is made up of thousands of islands.