Silat Olahraga

Silat Olahraga
The sport of silat olahraga consists of two categories;
Silat seni (artistic)
Full contact
Silat seni focuses on choreographed movements and pattern of silat. The latter is a weight categorized, full contact, unarmed duel of similar concept to other conventional martial art sports like taekwondo and judo. Here, two silat exponents square off on an eight meter diameter circle area. The match consists of three rounds of two minutes each with one minute interval between rounds. Time stoppages by the referee are not included in the actual bout time, so the actual duration of each round and thus total match time is usually longer than the two and eight minutes scheduled, respectively. Points are awarded for toppling an opponent, successfully defensives blocks, and defensive punches and kicks to the chest, abdomen and flanks, leg sweeps and throws.

Only strikes with either the arms or legs are considered legal. Unlike other competitive martial arts, the launch of any attack and defence movements must be initiated with specific coordinated silat “step patterns”’ otherwise the points subsequently score will be not valid. The exponent scoring the highest number of points or knocks his opponent out, wins.
Silat Olahraga

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