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Organiser
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Malaysia Silat Federation
Sanctioned by :
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International Pencak Silat Federation
Supported by :
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Coat Of Arms Of Malacca

ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

ORIGIN & PREVIOUS HOSTS
YEAREVENTVENUE
19821st World Pencak Silat ChampionshipJakarta, Indonesia
19842nd World Pencak Silat ChampionshipJakarta, Indonesia
19863rd World Pencak Silat ChampionshipVienna, Austria
19874th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19885th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipSingapore
19906th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipDen Haaq, Holland
19927th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipJakarta, Indonesia
19948th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipHat Yai, Thailand
19979th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
200010th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipJakarta, Indonesia
200211th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipPenang, Malaysia
200412th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipSingapore
200713th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipPahang, Malaysia
201014th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipJakarta, Indonesia
201215th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipChiang Rai, Thailand
201516th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipPhuket, Thailand
201717th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipBali, Indonesia
201818th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipSingapore
202219th World Pencak Silat ChampionshipMelaka, Malaysia
Pencak Silat is a form of a traditional martial art believed that has been originated from the Malay Archipelago and Indonesian’s heritage. It translates to “Fighting with a wide variety and techniques of self-defense”. Pencak Silat has four main components –The Mental Spirit, Arts and Culture,The Self-Defense and Sport’s itself.

During competitions, it is practiced entirelyfor fitness, aesthetics and with the martial art’s disciplines. The varieties that is shown and expressed during these competitions encapsulates it uniqueness. 

While in the sports context, Pencak Silat is categorized into two categories - Match and Artistic. 

In recent years, Pencak Silat and it’s culture has spreaded to manyforeign countries outside South East Asia including Holland, Germany, Italy, South Africa, France,Japan,and others.The sport’s has since influenced many and it is also capable of uniting people from all walks of life.

The primary objective of organizing this championship is mainly, to gather all the Pencak Silat practitioners from all around the globe and to compete competitively byrepresenting their own country.

The very first world (International) Pencak Silat championship was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1982.

Subsequentlythe championship was hosted by other nation such as Holland,Indonesia, Austria, Thailand, Singapore and now, back again to Malaysia for the 5th times.
Melaka

MELAKA, MALAYSIA

Historic sites in citycenter Melaka Melaka was founded around 1400 by a former prince from Sumatra (who ended up in Melaka during an escape attempt in that area). Melaka turned out to have a very good strategic position, and not long after the foundation the influx of merchant ships from India and China started. During that time Melaka grew into one of the major port in South- East Asia today. In 1511 the Portuguese traders first set foot on the Melakan soil. In 1641 the Portuguese gave up their power struggle (and war) with the Dutch and from that time onwards Melaka was under Dutch reign. Only a few years later, the English gained control over the area (after the Netherlands traded this region with the English for parts of Indonesia).The British rule lasted until 1957, when Malaysia was formed and Melaka continued as a semi autonomous province. 

You can expect a huge number of cultural attractions in Malacca, and considering its size it has a wide variety of engaging museums which will be a treat for any history buffs wanting to know more about the area.This is also a strategicallyimportant part of the countrythat sits on a graceful
river, and one of the highlights of a trip here is a scenic river cruise that allowsyou to take in all the delights of Malacca while enjoying the breeze over the water. Much of the city has remained unchanged for centuries and you can still find crumbling forts as well as buildings that are covered with traditional cherry-red façades that were introduced during the colonial period. All in all, Malacca offers a serene yet fascinating glimpse into the history of Malaysia and is a top spot for anyone looking to explore a different side of the country away from....
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PARTICIPITING COUNTRIES

NO.COUNTRYNO. OF ATHLETES
1.ALGERIA7
2.AZERBAIJAN4
3.BANGLADESH4
4.BRUNEI8
5.CANADA7
6.GERMAN2
7.INDIA36
8.INDONESIA37
9.IRAN17
10.KAZAKHSTAN12
11.KYRGYSTAN3
12.LAOS7
13.MALAYSIA36
14.NETHERLANDS4
15.PAKISTAN9
16.PHILIPPINES25
17.SINGAPORE31
18.THAILAND32
19.UNITED KINGDOM2
20. UNITED STATE11
21.UZBEKISTAN7
22.VIETNAM38
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