The Art of Self Defense
Indonesia, since the ancient time has its own style of the art of self defense. Every region and Perguruan (traditional school or club lead by a guru) has their own method of learning and training and technique of movements (Jurus) to absorb the skill and knowledge mentally and physically.
Whatever the Perguruan is, usually they have two kinds of movements to be learned
It is not used for combat, it is demonstrated in exhibition combining basic Jurus and Jurus Kembangan, as a kind of dance with movements of self defense. In fact there are two kinds art of self defense in this country.
In this occasion, the topic is an inner power self defense group by the name of Sentras currently one of 29 active members of IBETADO, which has a total of 55 members of different Perguruans.
(Suryo S. Negoro)
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