This manual lays out techniques of the Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (KPSN), one of the leading pencak silat organizations in Indonesia. Moving from the fundamental elements—stances and strikes—to exploring complex series of moves for exercise, self-defense, and competition, the manual shows the richness and uniqueness of this still relatively unknown martial art. The concise text and attractive illustrations provide an easy learning tool for beginners or enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of pencak silat.
About the Author
The late Master O’ong Maryono was a world champion, international trainer, and recognized martial arts expert. Author of the seminal book Pencak Silat in the Indonesian Archipelago, he was an indomitable advocate for the preservation and development of pencak silat. Today his unparalleled contributions to the art of pencak silat are celebrated with the O’ong Maryono Pencak Silat Award, a grant program supporting efforts to research, document, and publish information about pencak silat.