Worlds Deadliest Martial Arts
Related to various other martial arts from around Southeast Asia, Pencak Silat makes full use of the body for both attacking and defending. Practiced throughout Indonesia, Pencak Silat varies widely by discipline; some focus on attacking through punches and kicks, some prefer locks and grabs, and some prioritize spiritual development over fighting. Similar to the ancient martial arts, this dangerous fighting technique used weapons before hand to hand combat. Though Pencak Silat is an extracurricular activity in Indonesian schools, it also is the basic unarmed martial art taught to the Indonesian National Armed Forces and is included in the Southeast Asian Games.