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10 reasons to practice Pencak Silat
If you are considering martial arts for yourself or your child, know that you are making the right choice! Here are the 10 reasons to practice Pencak Silat!
These practices indeed offer numerous benefits for the physical and mental health of individuals, and engaging in something new like a martial discipline can be highly stimulating for personal growth.
That’s why we have put together this guide with 10 reasons why you should learn the art of Pencak Silat. Take a look below, and if you decide to join us, we look forward to welcoming you for a trial lesson (in-person or online!).
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1. Increased self-confidence
Increased self-confidence is something that should be cultivated at all ages. Whether it’s for yourself or your child, the art of Silat can help improve personal security.
Practicing, improving, and succeeding in a skill enhances self-image and gives a sense of being able to succeed in other contexts.
In fact, children who practice a Martial Art show greater self-confidence and perform better in school. So, if you’re looking to improve your child’s or your own self-esteem, Pencak Silat is a great activity to start doing so.
2. Full-body workout
Are you looking for a new form of physical exercise? Pencak Silat is the answer.
This is because it provides a complete workout for the entire body. Consistent practice has been shown to increase overall mobility, improve the body’s response to stress, and increase muscle tone.
As the drills, jurus, and other empty-hand forms involve the repetition of muscular actions to be progressively assimilated over time, you will build strength while also burning fat.
If you’re seeking a way to increase strength and build muscles quickly and intensively, in Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara, we use specific protocols of “martial functional training” for the whole body that combine athletic skills and martial techniques to create ever-changing, effective, and enjoyable workouts. This is an ideal method to achieve your fitness goals.
3. Increased flexibility
Repetitive movements such as kicks at various heights, low stances, footwork (Langkah), and ground techniques improve flexibility and mobility, benefiting not only the strength of your legs but also your overall health.
Did you know that flexibility has many health benefits?
- Better posture
- Improved range of motion
- Reduced muscle soreness and tension
- Enhanced mind and body relaxation
- Reduced risk of injuries
The multidirectional movement of Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara makes it a perfect martial art for those who want to improve flexibility. If flexibility is your goal or an aspect you want to work on, start your journey with us now!
4. Improved coordination
Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara requires awareness of the space around you and coordination of movements, with or without the assistance of a partner, including the use of traditional weapons as per the tradition.
All these factors improve the practitioner’s coordination and body awareness, encouraging the lower body to act as a stable base upon which the upper body can maneuver weapons and occasional objects.
Practicing this art will make you more skillful in coordinating movements even in daily life, giving you greater control over your body and space. For these reasons, it is particularly suitable for children in their developmental stage as well.
5. Self-defense skills
An obvious advantage of learning Pentjak Silat is the ability to perform self-defense techniques effectively in situations where a real threat exists.
According to recent statistics, an aggravated assault occurs every 43 seconds worldwide. An art like Pukulan prepares practitioners to defend themselves in dangerous situations, where even their lives may be at stake, as it remains one of the most pragmatic combat systems available to human beings.
This can be fantastic for you, but even more so for your children, who will not only learn how to defend themselves but also instinctively avoid conflicts and dangerous situations, one of the most crucial skills for a martial artist.
6. Low blood pressure and heart rate
It has been shown that martial arts practitioners have lower blood pressure and heart rate. But that’s not all.
Thanks to its high-intensity interval training (HIIT)-like physical activity, Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara can improve overall heart health, lower cholesterol levels, and provide more regular blood glucose and insulin levels. A healthier body, a happier life!
Imagine enjoying all the physical benefits of regular exercise without having to run on a treadmill or lift weights. It’s a great option to improve your health without ever getting bored.
7. Improving mental resilience
Recent research has shown that physical activity, such as martial arts, where the body is trained with the necessary concentration, produces a physical change in the brain that promotes better memory and learning abilities.
In the same study, it was observed that a new case of dementia occurs worldwide every four seconds. Those who want to prevent this debilitating condition can “fight it” by practicing Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara.
This is a significant advantage that many people are not aware of when it comes to martial arts: here, we train not only the body but also the mind.
8. Improvement of social skills
Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara can also help you develop social skills. This is due to the practice environment that creates a sense of teamwork or camaraderie. You work and train alongside people with similar goals, learning and growing together.
This is particularly beneficial for children, but also for adults, as we consider the popular team-building exercises in large companies today. In practice sessions, children can learn conflict resolution, make new friends, and work on nonverbal communication.
Being in a new environment can initially make some children uncomfortable, but learning to navigate that situation in a safe and controlled environment is a valuable skill that will benefit them throughout their lives.
9. Develops self-discipline
Through Martial Arts practice, you will become accustomed to being focused and conditioned both mentally and physically. In this environment, you must pay attention to the task at hand and free your mind from distractions.
It is also crucial to realize that achieving your goals in a Martial Art depends on you. No one else can do it for you. This promotes willpower and self-control over emotions.
You are the one who needs to put in the work to improve and grow. To give your best, you must dedicate yourself to the exercise and effort required in that moment.
As you progress with experience, you will gain self-discipline that will be useful in every other aspect of your life as well.
10. Stress relief
Did you know that practicing a Martial Art can help alleviate stress? This is often achieved by focusing on the present moment and the things you can control. Many forms such as Jurus and percussion drills emphasize complete control of breathing and thoughts.
When you do this, you are learning a skill that can be applied in all areas of life. When you become more focused and confident, and your thoughts become clearer, you will also release stress in other parts of your life.
More than anything else, attending Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara classes will help you respond to the world around you with greater mental concentration through fun and safe training in a stimulating environment with like-minded individuals.
And now what?
Now that you’ve read the 10 reasons to practice Pencak Silat Bukti Negara, it’s time to get started. Make the decision today to push yourself to a new level of personal fulfillment.
In no time, you will reap all the benefits of learning a martial art originating from the jungles of Southeast Asia. So go ahead and start today.
If you have any questions or need assistance getting started, we at NAGA KUNING INSTITUTE are here to help you with everything you need to take your first step.
We look forward to seeing you at the gym or online for your first lesson!
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