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National Defense Silat National Conference 2023: Pencak Silat Expected to Rule the World

SILAT Perisai Diri together with its parent organization the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) is expected to be able to dominate the world. This was conveyed by the Deputy Chairperson of East Java KONI, Deddy Suhajadi, when giving a speech at the 2023 XXV National Conference of the Indonesian National Silat Family Shield at STIESIA Hotel Surabaya, Friday evening (10/11).

“So Perisai Diri is not only thinking about its own organization, but also thinking about how to think about Perisai Diri together with other IPSI member universities so that it can dominate the world,” said Deddy. He explained that pencak silat can dominate the world because pencak silat has proven to be a force in itself for the contingent. Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Games. This nation’s cultural sports branch contributed 14 gold medals and one bronze.

The number of gold medals was almost half of Indonesia’s total gold medal haul at that time, namely 31 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze, thus bringing the Red and White to fourth place in the final medal standings.

Meanwhile, the XXV 2023 Indonesian National Silat Family National Conference (Kelatnas) Perisai Diri (PD) was warm and full of family feeling, taking place from 10-12 November 2023. The National Conference was attended by 38 regional administrators and two Foreign Affairs Commissioners, namely from the United Kingdom (UK). and Timor Leste.

The National Conference was opened by the General Chairperson of Kelatnas PD for the 2020-2023 Period, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Dwi Sutjipto, M.M, began with a group silence led by the Chairman of the Warriors Council, Hari Soejanto.

Dwi Soetjipto hopes that this national meeting will be able to produce better management. “Willing to make sacrifices for the continuity, development and progress of Perisai Diri in the future. Perisai Diri, as an authentic Indonesian martial art founded by Mr. RMS Dirdjo Atmodjo, is the responsibility of all of us members to preserve and develop it.

“We have proven that this pencak silat is capable of making the nation and state proud,” said Dwi, who is now the Head of the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas). He also reminded the warriors, trainers and all members of Perisai Diri. to continue to improve the quality and quality of Perisai Diri’s pencak silat techniques.

“We have to have our own core. Other universities also have their own cores. “We don’t need to be influenced by match numbers which are not actually our core so that the quality of the Self Shield technique is maintained,” he said. From the arena which continued on Saturday morning (11/11) Dwi Soetjipto reported the accountability of the 2019 – 2023 management.

The majority of regional administrators accepted the accountability report and again proposed that Dwi Soetjipto remain as general chairman for the next period. “That was the majority vote. I personally hope that Dik Dwi (Dwi Soetjipto) will be willing to lead the National Defense Training Academy again with various considerations and current conditions.

“Moreover, until now there has been no figure who dares to run for office,” said Chairman of the Warriors Council, Hari Soejanto. Silat Perisai Diri was founded on July 2 1955 in Surabaya. This martial arts school is the most active school in holding championships and has developed in 11 countries.

It is recorded that Perisai Diri has held world championships up to 10 times, national championships between universities up to 27 times, and national championships between students up to six times. The majority of its members are pupils and students. (RO/Z-7)

Source: Media Indonesia