This solid scholarly article presents the martial art called Pencak Silat. The art is considered a national treasure in Indonesia and has played a pivotal role in Indonesian history and popular folk belief. Sections cover the theories on the origin of Pencak Silat, religious and animistic influences, subtle energies, and historical development.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 2 No. 2 (1993): 34 pages.