Southeast Asia Has a Long History Of Martial Arts

Southeast Asia Has a Long History Of Martial Arts

Asia has a variety of martial arts that have been going on for a long time.Martial arts are popular outside of Asia.No  all of them are on the verge of extinction.Score Indonesia tries to summarize some of the hundreds of types and schools of traditional martial arts in Southeast Asia.There are various types of martial arts in Indonesia.


Pencak Silat - Indonesia

Pencak Silat is thought to have emerged in the 17th century in Sumatra and Java.

punching, locking and throwing movements are the focus of Pencak Silat.

There are different styles of pencak Silat in Indonesia.


Muay Thai (Thailand)


Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand that combines the strength of the shins, knees, elbows and fists.

Europeans began to learn and spread martial arts in the early 20th century.



Pradal Serey - Kamboja

Cambodian free fighting martial art is called Pradal Serey.

Similar to boxing, Pradal Serey relies on the strength of the hands and feet.

As time went on, Pradal Serey developed and spawned a new genre, which used more tools such as bamboo or sticks.


This martial art is based on the movements of animals such as bulls, monkeys, tigers, cobras and eagles.



Bando (Myanmar)


Bando is more focused on defense.

Bando uses a lot of tools with his bare hands, including knives, spears, sticks, and swords.


Lethwei (Myanmar)


Lethwei has a name that is synonymous with fist fighting with bare hands, and only using tape to cover a fighter's hands.

The basic rule in Lethwei is that you can punch, elbow, kick, and even headbutt during a fight.


Eskrima (Filipina)


Kali or Eskrima is a person who uses a stick.

Eskrima's athletes are trained to fight with their bare hands or with other blunt objects.

The martial art of Muay Lao is adapted to Indian culture.


 Muay Lao (Laos)


Muay Lao has a lot in common with Muay Thai.

Tomoi is a martial art from Malaysia.

The Indian and Chinese cultures were adopted by this martial art.

The combination of kicks, punches, knees and elbows in a fight is emphasized in this martial art.



Vovinam (Vietnam)

Vovinam emphasizes defense techniques.

The flow doesn't teach how to attack but how to deal with opponents' attacks.

Vovinam teaches how to defend yourself when in danger.


Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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