Winners and outstanding performers will be invited to represent Australia at the World Championship
Australian Pencak Silat Titles to be held on 11th November 2023
After a four year break due to Covid-19, the 9th Australian Pencak Silat Championship will return this year, to be held at Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne VIC on 11th November 2023. Registrations are closing soon, with the deadline of 30th July 2023 fast approaching for athletes to submit their entry to compete in this years one and only national competition.
Lee Edmondson of Pencak Silat Australia, an organisation that aims to create awareness and increase the competitiveness of Pencak Silat, is excited to see the return of the National Pencak Silat Titles.
“Athletes from all around Australia will soon put their skills to the test and compete to be crowned the best Pencak Silat Martial Artist in Australia. Winners and outstanding performers will also be invited to represent Australia at the next Pencak Silat World Championship, an event held every two years in a different South-East Asian country.”
Pencak Silat Australia is currently taking expressions of interest from athletes looking to compete in this upcoming event.
Click here to contact Lee Edmondson of Pencak Silat Australia for more information and to find out how you can get involved.
Represent Australia in the Pencak Silat World Championship
Winners and outstanding performers from this years Australian Titles will be invited to represent Australia in the Pencak Silat World Championships.
“There has never been a better chance to represent Australia at a Word Championship” suggests Lee Edmondson, owner of Pencak Silat Australia, an active athlete and coach who represented Australia during the Pencak Silat World Championships in Bali, Indonesia in 2016.
“Pencak Silat is currently in its infancy in Australia with few people having heard of the style, even seasoned Martial Artists. It is gaining in popularity however, especially since the launch of the new rules that has made it more attractive to all styles of Martial Arts due to the diversity of techniques. Pencak Silat has also recently been included in the Asian Games and is on the road to being featured as an Olympic Sport in the near future.”
“It will become more competitive in the next few years, so the time is now for athletes and Martial Artists from other styles to get involved in this rapidly growing sport, also known as Sport Silat, to gain a competitive advantage and to be rewarded by representing their country” suggests Lee Edmondson.
Click here to contact Lee Edmondson of Pencak Silat Australia to express your interest in representing Australia at the next World Championships.
· Australian Pencak Silat Titles to be held on 11th November 2023
· Registrations for the National Titles close on 30th July 2023
· Winners and outstanding performers will be invited to represent Australia
About Pencak Silat
Pencak Silat is a traditional Martial Art found in South-East Asia and has over 800 known styles in Indonesia alone. Indonesian styles of Pencak Silat were historically disguised as a dance during the Dutch occupation, with the most effective techniques hidden in the art form. Previously called the ‘Dutch East Indies’, Pencak Silat (that had been hidden for centuries) helped Indonesia gain their independence at the end of World War II. Pencak Silat then officially became a sport. Pencak Silat holds a World Championship every two years throughout South-East Asia.
Click here to learn more about Pencak Silat, register your interest to compete or for training options in your region, or contact Pencak Silat Australia for more information via their details below.