UMB PRESERVE PENCAK SILAT THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Penayangan video peserta lomba "World Festival Pencak Silat Seni Open Virtual" yang ditayangkan melalui aplikasi Youtube
Pencak silat as an original Indonesian martial art is well known to people around the world. This is proven by the existence of silat organizations that have grown in various countries. Not only as a martial art alone, but pencak silat is also a part of national identity, so that it can become a mean of expanding the wealth of the Indonesia.
Even though the state of the Covid-19 pandemic is still not over, the UKM Pencak Silat Merpati Putih UMB remains productive and creative in developing pencak silat in the international world. By cooperating with Persilat IPSF, they successfully held an international scale event entitled "World Festival of Pencak Silat Seni Open Virtual".
The Championship was held on 21-23 December 2020 via YouTube Live. It is open to 300 national and international participants consisting of adults, adolescents, pre-teens and early ages in the traditional arts category.
Each participant is required to make a 3-minute video of the art of hand-to-hand silat art or using a weapon, then recorded and send them via online.
Mercu Buana University Chancellor - Prof. Dr. Ngadino Surip said the pencak silat championship was an attempt to pass down pencak silat to the cross-country young generation.
"My hope is that pencak silat will be able to carry a mission of peace that can unite nations everywhere, so that harmony can be realized", explained Prof. Dr. Ngadino.(author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / translator: Nadya Ramadhan / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac.id / [email protected] / https://pendaftaran.mercubuana.ac.id/)