Delegation of International Pencak Silat Federation visits Yemen [Archives:2004/757/Local News]

July 22 2004

The delegation of the International Pencak Silat (Indonesian traditional martial arts) Federation (PERSILAT) will pay a visit to the capital of the Republic of Yemen, Sana'a headed by Indonesian National, Mr. Eddie Mardjuki Nalapraya between 20th-24th July, 2004.
During the visit, a selection of PERSILAT teams will present demonstrations of Pencak Silat between 11:00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday July 21st 2004 at 22 May Sports Hall and on Thursday July 22nd 2004 at 7.15 p.m. at the Martyr Al-Dhurafi Stadium, Al-Qasr Street.
The delegation, which is the first of its kind in the Republic of Yemen, comes after Sana'a has been selected as the Arab Cultural Capital for the year 2004, and aims at developing the fraternal relations in various field between Indonesia and Yemen, especially in the field of Pencak Silat.
It is worth mentioning that Pencak Silat is a self-defense sport innovated by the Indonesians a long time ago, just like Kung Fu by the Chinese and Karate by the Japanese.