Balinese Martial Arts

For a leisure traveller looking to unwind at a wellness retreat anywhere in the world, COMO Shambhala which offers an exceptional selection of health and wellness retreats, is a name to bear in mind. If planning to visit Bali and explore its unique culture, its martial art scene is one worth delving into. There are various types of martial arts practiced in Indonesia including Bali. Among these, in addition to Pencak Silat another martial has been developed in Bali; it is known as Mepantigan. Mainly concentrating on locking and throwing the foe, this traditional martial art is a combination of self defence techniques such as capoeira, silat, taekwondo, judo and kickboxing and incorporates several elements of Balinese culture including Balinese dance, music and costumes. With such factors, it has been noted as a major point of interest for tourists. Thai Chi is yet another ancient martial art form popular in Bali. It is more of a moving and flowing meditation created to enhance peace of mind, health and balance.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


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